Unsung Women Of Faith 

Community Meal and Dialogue Series

The 'Women of Faith' series focused on women in the diverse religious traditions who have inspired us and overcome boundaries, shining light on Women who are greatly admired but often forgotten. We are delighted to share with you some of their amazing stories, to ensure that these women no longer go 'unsung.'

Including a shared community meal as part of our dialogue series encourages the Edinburgh community to get to know each other and celebrate our diversity. We hope that these meals promote not just understanding, but ongoing community relationships.

December 6, 2017

#16days Against Gender Based Violence

Edinburgh Interfaith Association, 

Edinburgh Napier University, and Edinburgh Chapter 16 Days of Action came together to celebrate the unsung heroes from the past! 

EIFA hosted a community meal for various community groups to embrace the spirit of women empowerment; women’s rights; unheard voices of women; and gender equality.

Read their Stories

Mai Bhago

A saint warrior


The wife of the Prophet Muhammad who broke the barriers 1,400 years ago as a successful and esteemed business woman 

Regina Jonas

The first female Rabbi

February 12, 2018

Unsung Women of History

This week the 'Women of Faith' series focused on the 'Unsung Women of History'. Thank you to Nicola Robinson, Louisa Gupta and Rachel Howell for speaking up for the women who came before us.

This week's women in focus came from Brahma Kumaris and Christian traditions.

Read their Stories

Constance Coltman

Suffragette and one of the first women ordained in Britain

Brahma Kumaris

Great Women in Brahma Kumaris

Sarah and Angelina Grimke

Campaigned against slavery

Regina Jonas

The first female Rabbi

Sarah and Angelina Grimke

Campaigned against slavery

April 23, 2018

Unsung Women of Present Day

This week the 'Women of Faith' series focused on the 'Unsung Women of Present Day'. Thank you to Ishrat Hussnain and Margery Mackay for opening our eyes to the strong women amongst us today.

This week's women in focus came from Muslim and United Church traditions.

Read their Stories

Bint ul Huda

Amina al Sadr, the famous Shia Muslim author commonly known as Bint ul Huda.

Unitarian Women of Faith

Short comparative sketches on June Bell, Margaret Barr and Ann Peart.

The story reminds me that I have to stand up for justice and uphold righteousness

with strength and courage.

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March 10, 2018

International Women's Day

Every year we host a celebration event for International Women's Day. This year we were fortunate to have Mel Sherwood give a spectacular workshop on public speaking to support women Empower their voices.

Afterwards, Edinburgh Women's Interfaith Group co hosted an afternoon of pampering and guest talks from Dr. Nacim Pak-Shiraz.


Mel Sherwood

Empowering Your Voice

Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz

Women in Iranian Cinema

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