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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.