Can you be religious and a feminist?


Join friends from the Christian Muslim Forum at this year's Women of the World Festival at the Weston Pavillion, Southbank Centre, London SE1, on Sunday 13 March at 3pm - 4.30pm, celebrating International Women's Day 2016.

The Women and Faith panel includes The Revd Lucy Winkett, St James's Church, Piccadilly, Akeela Ahmed (Family Specialist with the Forum, Government adviser and editor of She Speaks We Hear), Ruth Yimika Awogbade, founder and editor of Magnify magazine, Dina Brawer of the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance and Geetha Maheshwaran of the Shree Ghanapathy Temple, Wimbledon.

The discussion "Can you be religious and a feminist? Does faith help or hinder gender equality and what are women of faith doing about it?" will be chaired by the Forum's Catriona Robertson.

We have a fantastic line-up of women leading activist hubs immediately after the panel discussion from 4pm to around 4.30pm:

Anti-Muslim Hatred is a Feminist Issue: Akeela Ahmed, She Speaks We Hear @AkeelaAhmed

Refugees & Migrants – women on the frontline: Huda Jawad, Solace Women’s Aid @hudzyboo, Angharad Thain, St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace @angharad_kate

Young Women at Work - a minefield of assumptions: Phoebe Robertson, Film-maker @robertsonldn, Shaheen Sattar, Public Relations @shaheensattar

Violence Against Women And Girls: Polly Harrar, Sharan Project @sharan_project

Spirituality and the Imagination: Rosalind Parker, King’s College London

Women in Church, Mosque, Temple, Gurdwara & Synagogue: Revd Anna Macham, Parish Priest @AnnaMacham, Fatuma Khaireh, Playwright, Halima Khanom, Everyday Muslim

Gender Reconciliation: Natalie Collins, Spark@God_loves_women

Everyone is invited for tea and cake afterwards.  Join us if you happen to be in London next Sunday - we look forward to seeing you there.  Day passes (£20) allow entry to a wide range of performances, discussions and arts events all day, including the Women and Faith session, and more tickets have just been released - buy yours here.



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