Women of Faith in Interfaith Week
PR 42 - 11th November
A day of learning, exploration and interaction at Worcester University
The Week is being facilitated by the Inter Faith Network for the UK and the Department for Communities and Local Government but will be community-led, with local people and groups of different backgrounds holding their own events and to highlight work going on to promote understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs.
The three main speakers for the conference this Sunday, which will be introduced by the Bishop of Worcester, are women who exercise leadership and influence within Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities.
Rabbi Marcia Plumb. Marcia is the Director of the Spiritual Formation Programme at Leo Baeck College, a rabbinic school in London. She is rabbi of Southgate Reform Syagogue, and the founder of two national Jewish women's organisations. She also works as a spiritual counsellor and has published widely on inter-faith issues, spirituality and women's studies.
Canon Jeni Parsons. Jeni is a parish priest in the Anglican diocese of Gloucester and works in a socially deprived part of Gloucester city. In the past she has worked as a university lecturer, adult educator, and with those training for ordination in the Church of England but is now passionately committed to living and working alongside those who live in urban estates.
Shaista Gohir. In 2005 Shaista set up Muslim Voice U.K. the first Muslim online opinion polling organisation in this country. Publications include "Understanding the other perspective: Muslim and non-Muslim Relations" (July 2006). Two years ago Shaista was appointed executive director of Muslim Women's Network U.K.
The Conference is free and open to men and women
Date: Sunday,15th November
Venue: The University of Worcester
Booking is essential: Call 01384 573 381 or e mail: email@example.com
The Diocese of Worcester is one of 44 dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of 671 square miles and includes parishes in the County of Worcestershire, the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley, and a few parishes in northern Gloucestershire, south east Wolverhampton and Sandwell.
From: Rachel Edwards, Acting Press Officer for the Diocese of Worcester and the Bishop of Worcester
Tel: 01905 20537 Mobile: 07852 302516 Fax: 01905 612302