Interfaith women meet Board of Deputies

Bharti Tailor speaking at the meeting at the Board of Deputies

Bharti Tailor speaking at the meeting at the Board of Deputies

Women from six faith communities have met at the Board of Deputies to discuss the challenges they face in modern Britain.

Bharti Tailor, the first woman secretary general of the Hindu Forum of Britain and Cassandra Balchin, chair of the Muslim Women’s Network, were among the 50 guests, also including former Board vice-president Rosalind Preston.

Coinciding with Interfaith Week, the impetus for the event was the review paper on the role of women in the Jewish community: Connection, Continuity and Community — British Jewish Women Speak Out.

Board chief executive Jon Benjamin said: “These encounters show the importance of dialogue between our communities that addresses key issues. I hope that the connections made and the ideas shared will generate real progress on these significant issues.”

    Last updated: 4:22pm, November 26 2009