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    Four Muslim leaders to discuss women and Islam at Interfaith Council event

    As part of its series “Exploring Women and Faith,” the InterFaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit will present a program about women and Islam from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Islamic Center of America.

    A panel of four local Muslim leaders will discuss how Muslim women balance and integrate the many different aspects of family, professional and communal/faith roles.

    Panelists will include Dr. Hajji Noha Beydoun, Mirvat Kadough, Dr. Kristine Ajrouch, and Mona Adballah Hijazi, who are members of the Islamic Center of America, located at 19500 Ford Road in Dearborn.

    Ajrouch is director of the Michigan Center for Contextual Factors in Alzheimer’s Disease (MCCFAD). She is professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University and an adjunct research professor at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Her research has focused for over 20 years on Arab Americans and her current work focuses on social aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease among Arab Americans.

    The community is invited to this free educational program. Reservations are encouraged by contacting Wendy.IFLC@gmail.com or visiting www.detroitinterfaithcouncil.com.

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