Three Muslim women represented different experiences of Islam. One is a scholar researching Isma’ili Muslims of the Indian subcontinent; she offered insights into the diversity within both Sunni and Shi’a Islam. Another was born in Kenya of Pakistani ancestry and moved with her family to the U.S., where she has encountered repeated discrimination. The third is a native of Syracuse, an African-American raised as a Buddhist, became Muslim, and married a Muslim from Cambodia.
Moderated by Rachel Ain, rabbi of Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, a Conservative synagogue, women from Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist Judaism talked about their life, beliefs, and spiritual practices.
Five women spoke about their life experiences and journeys of faith as Christians. Their church affiliations include Roman Catholic, United Methodist, Church of God, Unitarian Universalist, and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.