Rachel Barry, Stake Relief Society President in the Cardiff Stake, attended the Cardiff Interfaith Evening held at the Darul Isra Mosque in Cardiff, a Muslim Welfare and Education Centre serving the local community. Rachel was one of several church members who attended amongst whom was Tiffany Smart and President Jason Spragg, a member of the Stake Presidency.
The subject for discussion was “Women’s Contribution to Religious Scholarship and Education”. Three women presented messages on this theme representing Islam, Christianity and Judaism. Their presentations gave insight into ways in which women had shaped their faith in the world in which we live today.
At the end of the evening there was a question and answer session which highlighted the commonalities between the faiths represented, and women’s unique ability to make a real difference in the lives of other people.
This event was a significant attempt by the people of the Darul Isra Mosque to reach out to the local community and build stronger relationships. They hand delivered invitations to 100 nearby churches and to over 200 members of the local community. This evening was the continuation of the interfaith effort in the Cardiff area. Recently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted a number of church organisations where a discussion took place on service in the community and the role played by religious groups.