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    The Status of Women in the Bible and the Qur'an ( Mary's Opening Statement - 1 of 4 )

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    What is the status of women in the Bible and the Qur'an ? How do the Bible view women? How do the Qur'an view women? No other issue is more loaded with emotions than what the place of women is in the respective religions. Representing the Muslim perspective was Dr. Tabasum Hussain: Dr. Hussain was born and raised in London, England She acquired a BSc(HONS) in Biological Sciences at the University of Westminster, an MSc in Advanced Neuroscience at University College London, and lived in Australia for six years acquiring a PhD in Psychological Medicine (Neuroscience) at Monash University, Victoria. Recently settled with family in Toronto, Canada. Outside of her profession she has developed an interest over the years in Muslim-Christian Apologetics. Dr. Hussain has recently become a member of the Muslim Debate Initiative to become more involved in debate/dialogue focusing on women`s issues in the Bible vs the Quran. Representing the Christian side was Mary Jo Sharp: Mary is former Atheist, an author and Christian apologist. She is a Certified Apologetics Instructor with the North American Mission Board (Southern Baptist Convention). Mary Jo holds a M.A. in Christian Apologetics with honors from Biola University (May 2008) and holds a Bachelors Degree in Music Education with distinction from the University of Oklahoma. She runs this blog www.confidentchristianity.blogspot.com The Topic of Debate: The Status of Women in the Bible and the Qur'an Dr. Tabasum Hussain vs. Mary Jo Sharp (Scarborough, Toronto, Canada, February 20th 2010)