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|Asra Nomani on Women's Rights in Islam|
|Date||Sunday May 08|
|Time||9:30 AM - 10:30 AM|
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1100 California St. at Taylor
The Forum at Grace Cathedral presents Asra Q. Nomani: "Alone in Mecca, Together in Spirit"
NOTE: This is the first in a three-part special series on the Middle East
Guest: Asra Q. Nomani, former Wall Street Journal correspondent
Moderator: Rev. Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral
In Islamic culture, the law of zina allows for great control of women within state sanctioned interpretations of the sacred texts, including extreme punishment for single mothers. Asra Nomani is a trailblazer in every sense of the word, as she risked her life in 2003 to make the pilgrimage to Mecca with her infant son. In this very special Mother’s Day Forum, Nomani shares her new book, Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman’s Fight for the Soul of Islam, and discusses the worldwide struggle for women’s rights in the Muslim community.
Information: http://www.gracecathedral.org or (415) 749-6365
This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC