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Saturday, November 7 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
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Seeing is Being: A Pauline Perspective for Adolescent Girls
Emily Peck-McClain (Eastern Mennonite Seminary)

Colloquium. [Notes] According to the apostle Paul, being in Christ means having a new perspective, one that enables living as part of the new creation now. Paul intended and trusted that his letters would help enable and sustain this new perspective in early Christian communities. His perspective is helpful especially for adolescent girls. The question I am exploring is how Paul's letters can do for girls now what they did then: shift perspective, sustain new ways of seeing, and inspire new living. Seeing differently requires engaging the imagination. What pedagogical tools can help this creative process?

Role Models: A Bridge for Religious Imagining
Reem Javed (Graduate Theological Union)

Colloquium. [Notes] Through the critical pedagogical concept of hidden curriculum, this colloquy will explore the potential of role model education in helping Muslim female students imagine a future of possibilities as Muslim women. This exploration will be in the context of Islamic school development in North America. Islamic education through such schools has primarily been a means of preserving the identity of this religious minority through connection to an “Old World” past, placed in conversation with resistance and racism this group experiences in North America. Through such education, importance has been placed on the outward piety and purity of Muslim women at the expense of their autonomous roles as believers. Through the bridge of role models, the goal is to shift this focus and afford students opportunities to imagine a different future.


Reem Javed

Student, Graduate Theological Union
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Emily Peck-McClain

Assistant Professor of Christian Formation, Preaching, and Worship, Eastern Mennonite Seminary

Saturday November 7, 2015 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Suwannee (Conference Center)

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