IQNA

11:52 - May 03, 2015
News ID: 3247211
TEHRAN (IQNA) - Inviting people to look beyond her hijab, an Australian Muslim woman aims to raise awareness about her culture and faith through an interfaith project whose aim is to promote understanding of others.

 Organized by Mordialloc and Springvale Neighborhood Houses, the program, titled, "Learning and Living Together" aims to unite women of different faiths, OnIslam.net reported.

The eight-week program is slated to include visits to mosques and churches, sharing stories and cooking recipes.
Immigrating from Lebanon 35-years ago, Hayat Doughan has been trying to counter misconceptions about her faith by making others see her as a normal person who just happens to also run an interfaith project while donning a headscarf.
"We are women like any other women, the only difference is we follow our religion, we do prayers, we cover ourselves — this is the only difference between us and any other woman in Australia,” Doughan told the Herald Sun on Thursday, April 30.
“We consider ourselves Australian, our children are Australian...we are citizens like any other."
“The project aims to promote understanding, respect, appreciation and co-operation between all members of the community,” Mordialloc Neighborhood House member Amna Janjua.

Tags: Aussie ، Muslim ، Women
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