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Muslim Council of Britain's Zara Mohammed talks faith with Bishop Tony

First published on: 16th February 2024

The first woman Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain joined Bishop Tony in conversation at Halifax Minster as part of its new Festival of Faith.

The festival is aims to make the traditional festival of Lent as accessible to as many people as possible and features a series of public conversations on wide-ranging topics.

“It was a great joy and privilege to spend an hour in dialogue with Zara Mohammed, the first women Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain,” said the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield.

“She is a pioneer and role model for young Muslim women. We were able to discuss the situation in Israel and Gaza and the withdrawal of funding by the present government for the Inter Faith Network which has been at the forefront of inter faith relationship for over forty years.”

The Festival of Faith runs through to Easter Day and include a wide variety of genres including film, live music, concerts and visiting preachers in conversation and poetry as well as the traditional scripture, services and prayers.

The Rt Revd Smitha Prasadam, Bishop of Huddersfield will continue the series of public conversations and at 7pm next Thursday, February 22 she will be talking with the Hon Sir Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the All Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society.

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