Women meet in good faith
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”.