Symposium Focuses on Muslim Women

August 15, 2007

Author: John Colson

Source: Aspen Times Weekly

ASPEN — Of all the differences between the Muslim world and the West, perhaps none is more potentially explosive than the roles of women, whether in domestic relationships or in their potential as leaders in Islamic and world affairs.

And that, in part, is to be a topic of discussion in the upcoming symposium at The Aspen Institute, "Women, Islam and the West," scheduled for Aug. 20-22.

The symposium, organized by the Cordoba Initiative, will feature contributions by five female Muslim scholars and leaders, two of whom are often seen in Western news media.