Welcome to the seminar: Women for dialogue and peace 4 April 2008, Sigtuna folkhögskola

After 9/11, the global picture of Islam as a religion of peace has been questioned. Media’s portrayal of Muslims as a terrorist group has affected negatively young Muslims self-image. Many Europeans including Muslims are confused and continue to lack essential skills in responding effectively to the global problem. 

European Forum of Muslim Women and the Society of Muslim Women in Sweden argue that the perception of Muslims as a violent group is distorted and unjust and that Islam is a religion of peace. In addition, women’s role in promoting dialogue and change of the negative spiral is highly ­significant. 

Reed invitation as pdf here