Smashing the Stained Glass Ceiling


Who says you can't be religious AND a feminist? 

Akeela Ahmed and the Revd Michaela Youngson

The Women of the World Festival welcomed young women to the Southbank Centre in London to lead workshops on their chosen topics:

  • Making Waves, Building Bridges not Walls: in a turbulent world, is a woman’s approach different from a man’s?
  • Faith and Feminism: solidarity, intersections and uniqueness
  • The Divine or Sacred Feminine
  • Motherhood, Feminism & Faith – how does this compute?
  • Can’t find a woman speaker? Here’s a list!
  • Women at work – dealing with everyday sexism in the workplace

Esmat Jeraj and Angharad Thain

We caught some of them on camera later that evening - view the informal video here.

The Revd Anna Macham and Mariam Sheikh Hakim

Listen to Akeela and Angharad live on the BBC Asian Network talking to Shazia Awan ahead of the WOW Festival.

Thanks to everyone who led workshops, especially Akeela and Michaela for setting the scene, and to WOW, Amal and Near Neighbours for supporting this exciting event.  Watch this space for further news.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you'd like to be kept in the loop on the emerging network focused on faith and gender equality.

Vicky Walker and Polly Harrar

Revd Michaela Youngson, Chair of London District, Methodist Church; Akeela Ahmed, Equalities Activist, Christian Muslim Forum, Government advisor, Founder of She Speaks We Hear; Ruth Awogbade, Founder & Editor of Magnify; Aina Khan, Journalist; Revd Anna Macham, Church of England Priest at St Philip’s Avondale Square; Esmat Jeraj, Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life; Vicky Walker, Project 3:28 Database; Mariam Sheikh Hakim, Christian Muslim Forum & Comms Professional; Angharad Thain, London School of Economics’ Faith Centre; Soneni Rae, Spoken Word Artist; Noreen Niazi, Muslim Women Connect; Polly Harrar, Sharan Project.


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