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#20-22 Apostasy is a Women’s Issue … A movement against the hegemony of religion in public life

In a recent edition of the Australian program Accent of Women, host Jiselle Hanna very cautiously takes on the topic of apostasy – the act of changing or abandoning one’s religion – with her guest Sadia Hameed. Apostasy is not about any one religion. Sadia is an ex-Muslim; Jiselle is an ex-Coptic Christian living in Australia. She sees the risk that criticizing excesses in Islam encourages racism against Muslims, yet finds the right to stand against religious authorities to be essential for both feminism and labour. 

Host(s): Jiselle Hanna, Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Jiselle Hanna, host, Accent of Women; Sadia Hameed, Spokesperson, Council of Ex Muslims of Britain  

Credits: Produced by Jiselle Hanna for her weekly series Accent of Women – produced at community radio 3CR in Melbourne. WINGS Series Producer: Frieda Werden