Women meet in good faith

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Light­ing up at the con­fer­ence

THIRTY JEWISH and Mus­lim women at­tended a gen­der and faith con­fer­ence at Bris­tol Univer­sity or­gan­ised by the stu­dents’ union and Nisa-Nashim.

The stu­dents shared their in­spi­ra­tion and strug­gles to­wards tak­ing on lead­er­ship roles in their com­mu­ni­ties and be­yond.

Sally Pat­ter­son from the stu­dents’ union con­ceived and ad­dressed the event, where top­ics in­cluded Is­lam­o­pho­bia and an­ti­semitism and faith, gen­der and lead­er­ship.

“Young Jewish and Mus­lim women have a key part to play in the fu­ture of our com­mu­ni­ties and in wider so­ci­ety,” Ms Pat­ter­son said. “Our sim­i­lar­i­ties out­weigh our dif­fer­ences and it is now time for us to step up and shape a kinder, more in­clu­sive fu­ture.”

Nisa-Nashim is a fo­rum for Jewish and Mus­lim women. Its founders, Laura Marks and Julie Sid­diqi, said the day was an ex­am­ple of ac­tiv­i­ties “we need more of”.

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