Talk about women and spirituality each Tuesday

“Women and Spirituality” is the theme of The University of Akron Women’s Studies Program’s 2010 spring lecture series. The spiritual lives of women will be examined at the Tuesday evening events, which are free and open to the public. The lectures will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in UA’s Whitby Hall, Room 210.

“Spirituality is an important part of many women’s lives, whether as part of organized religion or as an individual practice,” said Patricia A. Millhoff, director of the Women’s Studies Program. “This lecture series will provide a forum in which women’s spirituality can be fully examined.”

For more information about the lecture series or the Women’s Studies Program, call 330-972-7008.  Below are the dates, speakers and topics for the spring lecture series. 

Jan. 26                      
Ann Duff and Kathy Ress
, members of WISH: Women’s Interfaith Spiritual Heritage
 “Bringing Women’s Wisdom to the World”
Feb. 2                       
Julia Shearson
, executive director, Cleveland Council on American-Islamic Relations
“Women’s Roles in Islam: The Ideal vs. the Reality”
Feb. 9           
Gwendolyn Blackshear
, coordinator, Health, Education and Wellness/Health Services, The University of Akron
“Drumming for Spiritual Wellness: An Evening of Sharing Gratefulness”
Feb. 23                       
Rabbi Leah Hertz
, Temple Israel, Canton
“Women’s Roles in Judaism”
March 2           
Janet Bohren
, United Theological Seminary, Dayton
“Feminist Theology”