Faith and freedom: The role of women in Abrahamic traditions
Atlantic Institute (TN) cordially invites you to the Table of Abraham event entitled "Faith and freedom: The role of women in Abrahamic traditions"
Event will be held at Neely Dining Room at Massey Business Center at Belmont University.
This event is free and open to public! RSVP is required! Refreshments from Turkish Cuisine will be served!
FAITH AND FREEDOM: THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN ABRAHAMIC TRADITIONS
The Table of Abraham is a panel discussion with representatives from each of the three Abrahamic traditions who explain and examine their faith with one another. Each speaker gives a brief interpretation on the given topic from their own background followed by a collective discussion over the topic. This event acknowledges the demand and importance for interfaith dialogue and the positive role it plays in society. Although this event represents Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, all religions are welcome to the table.
MODERATOR & SPEAKERS OF THE EVENT
Rev. Gail Seavey, First Uniterian Universalist Church
The Rev. Seavey obtained a BFA degree from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1971 and spent 15 years as a community activist, sculptor and art educator. Prior to her call to ministry, she was an active lay leader in her home church in Massachusetts. After her internship at the UU church of Ventura California, she graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1990. The Rev. Seavey began her ministry at the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, leading them through a building program during her eight years of leadership. She then served the First Universalist Church of Salem, Massachusetts for seven years and as the Protestant Chaplain at Salem State College for one, before moving to Nashville.
RABBI PHILLIP RICE
Rabbi Philip “Flip” Rice was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Miami, Florida. A graduate of the University of Virginia (1992) with a major in History, Flip holds a Masters in Western Religious Thought and Spirituality from Florida State University (1996). He received his Masters in Hebrew Letters in 1999, and was ordained from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 2001. Flip served congregations in Southern and Central California, on the upper west side of Manhattan, and in Brooklyn, New York. He then assumed position of Assistant and then Associate Rabbi at Temple De Hirsch Sinai in Seattle, Washington. He is passionate about several aspects of his rabbinate, including innovative worship, and teaching how ancient texts can still speak to us today. He also enjoys practicing yoga, sailing, swimming, and spending time with his wife and three children.
REP. JOHNNY SHAW
Rep. Johnny Shaw represents State House District 80 ( Madison & Hardeman Counties) and is the first African American to represent a Rural West Tennessee District since Reconstruction. He has served the citizens of rural West Tennessee in the legislature since 2000.
He is not only in the Tennessee House of Representatives but also has served as pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Stanton for over 30 years. Rep. Shaw also owns Shaw’s Broadcasting, LLC in Bolivar, TN. He attended Fayette and Hardeman County Public schools and American Baptist College - Jackson Campus;
Most recently Rep. Shaw was awarded the 2012 Impact on Aging Award from the Southeast Region Association of Agencies on Aging. He also received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Broadcast Association.He serves on numerous boards and civic organizations such as; Chair of The West Tennessee River Basin Authority Board,: West Tennessee Mental Healthcare Board of Trustees, lifetime member, NAACP; and is the founding member of The Shaw Singers;
MRS. SHERYL SIDDIQUI
Mrs. Sheryl Siddiqui is Spokesperson for the Islamic Council of Oklahoma; Board member of The Oklahoma Center for Community & Justice (OCCJ), of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-OK), and on the Speakers Bureau for the Islamic Society of Tulsa. Until February 2013, she chaired Tulsa Partners Inc’s Language & Culture Bank. Originally from Massachusetts, she graduated from Salem State College with a Bachelors of Science then worked for six years as an ER nurse in New Jersey and Wisconsin. Since coming to Oklahoma she has volunteered in education, First Amendment rights, domestic violence response, mental health, disaster mitigation, and interfaith understanding. She is married to neonatologist Dr. Ali Siddiqui and together they have 3 married sons and 4 precious grandchildren.
Free parking areas at Inman Center/North Garage on Campus.
(Instructions to this garage are at the following link: http://www.belmont.edu/campusmap/inman_directions.html. Parking map is at the following link:http://www.belmont.edu/campusmap/files/parking_map.pdf Inman Center/ North Garage is marked as #11 in the map After parking, please head for the Inman elevators (not the McWhorter elevators) and follow signs to the Neely Dining Room.)
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