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How the Bible and Quran Speak to Women Today

March 17, 2016 – Aurora, CO – Have you ever wondered how the Bible and the Quran speak to women today? 

Explore the answers during a panel discussion at the Community College of Aurora on Tuesday, March 22 from 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building on the campus located at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway in Aurora. 

The discussion will be followed by an art exhibit on women and the sacred scriptures from 1:45 – 3 p.m. that will feature student art from CCA faculty member Kate O’Donnell’s drawing students.  

Featured panelists are: Dr. Christine Sheik, a sociologist of religion, race/ethnicity, and gender and Angela January, who serves as pastoral counselor and member of the leadership team at Mosaic Church of Aurora. Community College of Aurora is the first college of any type in the Denver-area to facilitate a dialogue between a Muslim scholar and a Christian scholar.

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Mary Jackson Meeks, Assistant Director for Public Relations, at 303-913-5282.

About the Panelists

Dr. Christine Sheikh is a sociologist of religion, race/ethnicity, and gender whose primary research focus is on American Islam. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Arizona. Her book, “The American Ummah: Identity and Adaptation Among Second-Generation Muslim Americans, is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press. Dr. Sheikh teaches sociology classes at Metropolitan State University in Denver and the Community College of Aurora.  

Angela January serves as pastoral counselor and member of the leadership team at Mosaic Church of Aurora. A graduate of Duke Divinity School, she is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in education at the University of Denver. Previously, January was on staff at the Duke University Chapel where she counseled undergraduate students, led spiritual formation retreats, and coordinated a variety of leadership development events. Among her greatest passions is speaking to college students about vocational discernment, servant leadership, overcoming adversity, and cultivating resilience and hope.


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