Centre for Lay Education


September 3rd, 2013 -  read online listing of various courses


"Women in Religion - Listening to Her Voice"

Religion and faith are often interpreted through the voice and experience of men. 


This series welcomes six women of different faiths to speak about their experience of Christianity, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism.   How does the voice and experience of women shape our faith and our lives today?  View the Poster

6 Tuesday Evenings, from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm.  
At Montreal Diocesan Theological College, 3475 University, Montreal

October 15th:  Christine Jamieson will explore the experience of women in the Christian tradition. Christine is Undergraduate & Certificate Advisor and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Theology at Concordia University.   


October 22nd:  Sukhi Basri is from the Sikh community and a community volunteer and translator for the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.


October 29th:   Shana Stafiej (a Muslim) is currently working as a Learning Disabilities Specialist at Vanier College in Montreal as well as co-coordinating a volunteer oral history project; which aims to inspire young Canadians to learn about the stories of immigrants and refugees through the collection of oral histories.  


November 5th:  Shanta Srivastava is a practicing Hindu.  She did her M.Sc. in biology  from Université de montréal, and doctorate from McGill. She briefly taught at Concordia University and then switched to teaching at CEGEP Vanier. Since 1990 she has been teaching at Dawson College. 


November 12th: Kelsang Drenpa  is a Buddhist nun who was born into a Catholic family in Quebec.  She discovered Buddhism in a Temple in Verdun 26 years ago.

In 2001 she decided to take ordination as a Buddhist nun. Until recently, she was working for the Correctional Service of Canada as Chaplain, working in 12 institutions. 


November 19th:  Rabbi Lisa Grushcow is a Canadian who was born in Ottawa and raised in Toronto. She received her B.A. from McGill University in 1996 with First Class Honours in Political Science and a Minor in Jewish Studies. She assumed the role of Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal, on July 1, 2012.

To Register:

$50.00 for the course or $10 per evening.
You may pay at the door with cheque or cash.


Centre for Lay Education

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

3475 Univeristy

Montreal, Quebec.  H3A-2A8