Religious and Ethical Thought: Towards an Alternative Approach

Religious and Ethical Thought: Towards an Alternative Approach

Wednesday, 20 May 2015 - 6:00pm
Venue: 
St Antony's College Lecture Theatre
Speaker(s): 
Dr Sheikh Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi (Associate Professor at Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University of Malaysia)
Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini (Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, University of London)
Dr Ruqaia Jabir Al Ulwani (Associate Professor, University of Bahrain)
Dr Terrell Carver (Professor of Political Theory, University of Bristol)
Chair: 
Professor Tariq Ramadan
Convenor: 
Caroline Davis

The research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics hosted an evening public panel discussion here at St Antony's College, exploring the theme of women and men in religious and ethical thought. The discussion considered and analysed the nature, roles and responsbilities of men and women, aiming to present an alternative ethical approach that takes into consideration the challenges and complexity of contemporary society. A group of prominent Islamic theology scholars and experts in gender studies participated in the panel discussion: Dr Sheikh Mohamed El-Tahir El-Mesawi, Associate Professor at Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University of Malaysia; Dr Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, University of London; Dr Ruqaia Jabir Al Ulwani, Associate Professor, University of Bahrain; Dr Terrell Carver, Professor of Political Theory, University of Bristol, UK. The panel was chaired by Dr Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies, University of Oxford and Director of CILE. The panel discussion was linked to a 3-day closed research seminar on 'Islamic Ethics and Gender Issues' being held at St Antony's College through the work of CILE and the Contemporary Islamic Studies Programme Oxford Qatar.