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A ‘Special Feature’ presented by volunteer presenters Lisa Saffron and Madge Dresser.
Today in Bristol, there’s a Muslim population of around 30 000, most of them relatively recent arrivals to the city, having arrived over the last 50 years. This compares to a considerably smaller Jewish community of something around 1 000 alongside them in a city which is home to two synagogues and around a dozen mosques . (Click on these links for online tours of some of these local buildings from the local BBC website).
Not many people know the history of these communities here and very few realise that there’s a millenium’s worth of Jewish presence on the banks of the Avon River.
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EMPOWERED MUSLIM WOMEN
First in the new series ‘Women in Islam’ presented by volunteer Majida Khan.
Oppressed. Behind the veil. Submissive. These are just some of the myths and ideas surrounding Muslim women today. But are Muslim women really limited to this? Is the empowerment of Muslim women a myth, a reality or a bit of both?
Let’s take the questions a bit further. Do all people even believe in or agree with such stereotypes? Finally, and perhaps most importantly, what is Bristol doing to address these issues?
Join RSS Presenter Majida Islam Khan as she explores these issues in the show ‘Empowered Muslim Women’ – the first in her new series on women in Islam.
Music Notes: includes instrumental tracks from Sami Yusuf.
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Presented by volunteer presenters: Tal, Lisa, Javid and Edson.
(Lisa Saffron writes…)
“True to our mission, Radio Salaam Shalom brings Jews and Muslims together to celebrate, debate and share issues that shape our daily lives.
“One of the questions we use to start a dialogue is “What are you most proud of about being Jewish or Muslim?” For me the answer is clear – I’m most proud of my Jewish community’s acceptance of my lesbian sexuality.
“Now sexuality is a topic we’ve never covered in our 3 years of broadcasting so I wasn’t sure what kind of dialogue we’d have if I mentioned the L word. Four people representing the 3 Abrahamic faiths gathered in the Salaam Shalom studio to listen to Rabbi Elizabeth Tikvah Sarah (Brighton & Hove Liberal Synagogue) and to take part in a stimulating and lively dialogue”.