Women leaders gather in Wales for interfaith conference


Female faith leaders from all over gathered together in Newport, Wales on Feb. 9 to discuss “living faithfully in an increasingly secular world.” Hindu, Muslim, Sikh and Christian communities were represented.

Sister Jean B. Bingham, general president of the Relief Society  and Sister Joy D. Jones, general president of the Primary, represented The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the “World Women’s Interfaith Conference,” beginning a 10-day trip to Europe.

“When we unite together as women of faith, we not only strengthen the relationship between religions, but invididual lives are touched as we reach out to those in need,” Sister Bingham said.

Sister Bingham and Sister Jones will continue their trip by visiting Mormon congregations and lending counsel and encouragement to church members in several European countries.

The conference included an opportunity to participate in a service project benefiting Samara’s Aid Appeal, an organization based in the United Kingdom that provides humanitarian and medical aid to Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.

“Working together for a good cause, side by side, brings women of all faiths together in a special way,” said Julie Jones, member of the Wales Interfaith Council and the event coordinator.

Read the full news release from Mormon Newsroom here.

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