This event is taking place at the University of Birmingham in the European Research Institute. To celebrate International Women's Day, join senior lecturer and researcher Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal for an evening in conversation with women faith leaders, exploring women's activism and equality within religion. 

Panelists will discuss their individual experiences in their religious environment, exploring how their faiths have provided equality, or reinforced inequality within the realm of religion and culture. The panelists reflections on how their religion has involved them in their religious institutions and communities, but also how their religion and faith has allowed them to play an integral and active role in their own community, as well as the wider community, to promote mutual understanding guided by their religious principles, will facilitate greater literacy concerning religion and gender across the faiths.

Speakers will include:

  • Rehanah Sadiq, Senior Muslim Chaplain, who has been working as a Muslim chaplain since the year 2000 in Birmingham hospitals for two NHS Trusts, University Hospitals Birmingham (Queen Elizabeth) and Birmingham Women's and Children’s Hospitals meeting the spiritual, emotional as well as the religious needs of patients of religious affiliation or none.
  • Lindsay Simmonds, a research student at the London School of Economics who is exploring the lives of British orthodox Jewish women (BOJW).
  • Faeeza Vaid, Executive Director, Muslim Women’s Network
  • Anne Lovelock, Buddhist Community
  • Mandeep Kaur, first female Sikh Chaplain in the British Armed Forces

This event takes place in Room 51 at the European Research Institute at the University of Birmingham. The building is G3 in the Green Zone on the campus map

Part of the Civilisations Festival. A UK-wide festival running from 2nd – 11th March 2018 with events inspired by the subject matter of the BBC Two series – the story of civilisations from around the world, revealed through art and culture.

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