Sponsored by Amana Foundation, Sakina Collective, Bryn Mawr MSA, Iqra Institute, Islamic Community Center of Lancaster
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Dr. Ingrid Mattson presents “Status, Class, and Labor Exploitation – a Human Problem, a Muslim Problem.” Social justice is vital for the development of a fair and equitable society. However, throughout history, various religions and cultures have made contributions to advance the causes of social inequality. Dr. Mattson will be discussing the factors giving rise to the various social ills affecting humanity at large and Muslim societies in particular.
Dr. Mattson is a world-renowned scholar, speaker and activist. She is currently the London and Windsor Community Chair in Islamic Studies at Huron University College at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. Formerly, she was professor of Islamic Studies, founder of the Islamic Chaplaincy Program and director of the Macdonald Center for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations at Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut. She earned her doctorate in Islamic studies from the University of Chicago in 1999. She is the author of multiple books and articles exploring the relationship between Islam, society and gender and leadership issues in contemporary Muslim communities. From 2006-2010, Dr. Mattson also served as president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), where she previously served two terms as vice president.