Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-09-16

Samford University’s Christian Women’s Leadership Center (CWLC) will host a panel discussion, “Daughters of Abraham: Women in Religion,” Thursday, Sept. 23. The public is invited to the 7 p.m. program in Brock Forum, located in Dwight Beeson Hall.

Panelists are Jan Kennamer, a minister at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church; Glenda Curry, pastor, All Saints Episcopal Church; Monica Khalaf, representing the Birmingham Islamic Society; and Sister Margaret Andrew Baker, a Dominican nun with the Congregation of St. Cecilia.

Each panelist will present a statement about the role of women in her faith tradition. The discussion will also include information about the role of women in the Jewish faith. A question and answer time will follow. CWLC director Dr. Delane Tew will moderate.

Samford’s CWLC, a joint partnership with the Woman’s Missionary Union of the Southern Baptist Convention, provides learning opportunities for women to realize the fullest measure of their gifts in all areas of the human endeavor. The program offers a 20-credit minor in Christianity, Women and Leadership Studies.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.