Hear three gifted high-profile academic women representing each of the Abrahamic traditions speak about their own experience of the obstacles and opportunities of their life of faith.
Sr Michele Connolly rsj is a Sister of St Joseph of Lochinvar in the Hunter Valley. She taught in Catholic Secondary Schools of the Maitland Diocese, including a stint as an R. E. Co-ordinator, for about l O yrs. She studied theology at YTU Melbourne, and in the USA, graduating in 2008 with the PhD from GTU, Berkeley, CA.
Rabbi Jacqueline Ninio was ordained in 1998 when she became the seventh Australian-born progressive rabbi and the third Australian-born female rabbi. Rabbi Ninio joined Emanuel Synagogue in l 998 and is the congregation's first female rabbi. She is interested in midrash and liturgy and has a passion for storytelling .
Dr Mahsheed Ansari is a Lecturer and Higher Degrees Research Co-ordinator at the Centre for Islamic Studies and Civilisation (CISAC), Faculty of Education and Arts, Charles Sturt University. Mahsheed is also a Director at Islamic Sciences and Research Academy Australia (ISRA) where she also volunteers in community projects, relating to youth and Muslim women & the wider community.
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