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Faiths In Conversation – Christianity & Justice – Oct 11, 2021
October 11, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDTFREE
Presenter: Joerg Rieger is Distinguished Professor of Theology, Cal Turner Chancellor’s Chair of Wesleyan Studies, and the Founding Director of the Wendland-Cook Program in Religion and Justice at Vanderbilt University. His work addresses the relation of theology and public life, reflecting on the misuse of power in religion, politics, and economics. His main interest is in developments and movements that bring about change and in the positive contributions of religion and theology. Author and editor of 24 books and over 160 academic articles, his books include Jesus vs. Caesar: For People Tired of Serving the Wrong God (2018), No Religion but Social Religion: Liberating Wesleyan Theology (2018), Unified We are a Force: How Faith and Labor Can Overcome America’s Inequalities (with Rosemarie Henkel-Rieger, 2016), Faith on the Road: A Short Theology of Travel and Justice (2015), Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude (with Kwok Pui-lan, 2012), No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (2009), and Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (2007). Lecturing nationally and internationally, his works have been translated into Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, German, Malayalam, Korean, and Chinese.
Responder: Hina Azam is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at UT-Austin, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, and comparative religions of the Middle East. She currently serves as Graduate Advisor for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies’ MA program. Her research interests are in women and gender in Islam, Islamic law, Qur’anic ethics, and Islam in America. Her book, Sexual Violation in Islamic Law, won the American Historical Association’s 2016 James Henry Breasted award for pre-modern history. In 2019, the Alcalde named Dr. Azam as one of the TexasTen, in recognition of her outstanding teaching.