The Jewish Christian Muslim Association’s annual Inspiring Women of Faith conference was held at the Don Bosco Centre, Lysterfield, on May 12-14.
The following is a reflection from Ginette Everest, JCMA executive officer and a participant in the conference:
“As a group of women from Judaism, Christianity and Islam we represented the variety and depth within each faith tradition. Over the conference we were able to observe each other’s prayer rituals lead by members of each of the religious groups. It was carefully planned to fit into the times of traditional weekly/daily routines and in sharing and experiencing each other’s holy days of Friday, Saturday and Sunday we got to learn about each other’s practices and encounter deeply held beliefs.
Hearing from women different from ourselves was a gift and served to enrich our own faith and life journeys. Sometimes challenged by stereotypes and sensitivities we were able to speak with real honesty and reach out to others with genuine compassion”.
To discover the inspiring experience the JCMA helps facilitate and learn more about the event, please view the JCMA womens conference 2017 article.