Influencers: Muslim and Jewish Communities in Bristol

Peter Brill, Mohammed Elsharif, Zehra Haq, Saiqa Khan and Clare Sandler

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Bristol is a city of diversity with a rich multi-cultural history. Amongst those that have influenced its development are members of the Muslim and Jewish communities. Influencers – a project of Salaam Shalom supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund – is a series of filmed interviews with eight Muslims, one Sikh and four Jewish Bristolians. They describe their upbringing and development of a social conscience; their recognition of what their community lacked; the community initiatives they founded; and how they see the future for their community and relationships between other Bristol communities.

What is the value of trans-faith dialogue? Do community-focused support organisations still have a role in our future city? How do they need to adapt as a city becomes increasingly diverse – in age, cultural and ethnic groupings, gender, and class? Peter Brill chairs a discussion with Mohammed Elsharif, Zehra Haq, Saiqa Khan and Clare Sandler.

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