Ilford women join Europe’s biggest Jewish-Muslim solidarity conference
PUBLISHED: 14:30 24 April 2018 | UPDATED: 14:53 25 April 2018
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Three Ilford women joined a 200-strong conference promoting greater Jewish-Muslim solidarity in the face of islamophobia and antisemitism.
Nazia Shahid, Tracey Grant and student Rabbi Daniela Touati joined delegates from across the country at a conference run by Nisa-Nashim - Britain’s Jewish Muslim women’s network - on Sunday, April 22.
Entitled Change Markers, the conference took place at the London School of Economics in Holborn.
BBC journalist Nomia Iqbal charied an all-female panel which included activist and author Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of the suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
Julie Siddiqi OBE, Muslim Co-Founder of Nisa-Nashim, said: “We must not allow people around us to pitch Jews and Muslims against each other to fight over who is the most hated.”
Robi Damelin, of joint Israeli-Palestinian group The Parents circle, delivered the key note speech.
The event featured bonding over food, poetry and tea and Jewish and Muslim afternoon prayer services were held side-by-side. For more information on Nisa-Nashim go to www.nisanashim.org/
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