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Person of Faith in a Secular Society: Personal Perspectives

Challenges, rewards and contributions to the society

A Muslim-Jewish-Christian Seminar

30 young people of the three Abrahamic faiths attended the seminar. They heard representatives of each faith speaking on the topic. The speakers talked about their personal experiences as university students and young professionals. They highlighted the rewards and challenges they have experienced and how they have responded to them.

The participants were welcomed by Rabbi Alexandra Wright the senior Rabbi of the synagogue. They also visited the sanctuary of the synagogue prior to going to their workshops.

Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Senior Rabbi, welcoming the participants Rabbi Alexandra Wright, Senior Rabbi, welcoming the participants
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In the workshops they discussed various subjects related to the seminar, including peer pressure, dress code, food and public prayer.

The feed back from the participants was very positive. Those who previously had not had the opportunity to engage in discussion with their peers from the other two faiths found the event informative and enjoyable. Those who had been involved in interfaith and social interactions said the meeting enhanced their self confidence about their own faith as well as their commitment to continue their involvement in such projects.

Programme coordinators and some of the speakers Programme coordinators and some of the speakers

The leaders of the three organisations decided to continue their co-operation in setting up future programmes.