Sun, 28 Jan | Crescent Centre

The Muslim 'Schindlers' of World War II

An exhibition celebrating the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust.
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The Muslim 'Schindlers' of World War II

Time & Location

28 Jan 2018, 11:00 – 16:30
Crescent Centre, Cardiff CF10 5DY, UK

About The Event

The Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation presents:

The Muslim 'Schindlers' of World War II (11am-3pm)

- an exhibition celebrating the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

Followed by a discussion with guest speakers (3pm-4:30pm)

Norma Glass MBE | Fiyaz Mughal OBE | Shereen Williams MBE

All welcome. Free entry. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Exhibition available to view during the following times over the weekend (26/01/18 - 28/01/18):

Friday 26th January, 1:30pm-3:30pm | Saturday 27th January 11am-4:30pm | Sunday 28th January 11am-3pm. Exhibition closes on Sunday with a panel discussion 3pm-4:30pm.

Space is limited therefore registration required for the panel discussion.

About Sunday's panel:

Norma Glass is the Welsh representative on the UK Board of Deputies of British Jews and an active member of Swansea's Orthodox Hebrew Community.

Committed to inter-faith dialogue for peace, Norma is a member of Swansea SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education), runs workshops on Judaism for schools and is a Founding Director of Peace Mala UK.

Fiyaz Mughal is currently the Founder and Director of a not-for-profit organisation called 'Faith Matters', which works on reducing extremism and developing platforms for discourse and interaction between Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Jewish communities right across the UK.

Fiyaz is also the Founder Trustee of two micro-finance projects to assist social entrepreneurism in the Middle East, namely the 'Future Vision Trust' and the 'Jerusalem Interest-Free Micro-Finance Fund Limited' (JIMF). JIMF is a UK charity set up for the relief of financial hardship amongst people in poor communities in Jerusalem by enabling them to establish and to grow their own businesses, through provision of micro finance and technical assistance.

In 2009, Fiyaz was awared an OBE for services to the voluntary sector.

Shereen Williams is the Regional Community Cohesion Coordinator for East Gwent and an honorary Muslim Chaplain at the University of South Wales.

Active in interfaith relations, Shereen is a former Director of 'Radio Salaam Shalom', a Jewish-Muslim internet radio based in Bristol, which was launched in 2007. It was the only radio station of its kind in Europe at the time and a first for the UK. She was subsequently invited to Belgium to participate in the European Conference on Muslim-Jewish Dialogue, organised by CEJI - a Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe.

Shereen received the 'Muslim News Uthman Dan Fodio Award' for excellence in community development in 2009, the Welsh Assembly Government's 'Recognising Achievement Award' for services to community cohesion in Wales in 2010, and was awarded an honorary MBE for community service in 2017.

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