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Head Of Muslim Coalition To Speak At Meeting Of Women's Group In Westport

Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, will speak at the next meeting of the Y’s Women May 9.
Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, will speak at the next meeting of the Y’s Women May 9. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Aida Mansoor, president of the Muslim Coalition of Connecticut, will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Y’s Women on Monday, May 9, at Temple Israel, 10 Coleytown Road.

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. with coffee and conversation, followed by the program at 2 p.m.

The MCC, which was formed by Mansoor in the wake of the 9/11 attack to answer questions and clear up misconceptions about Islam and Muslims, organizes public events to foster dialogue.

The group has also partnered with Habitat for Humanity and various religious organizations on a number of projects.

Born in London to Sri Lankan parents, Mansoor obtained a Joint Honors Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry/physiology at King’s College at the University of London.

She also holds a master’s degree in community health, and is currently pursuing a master's degree in Christian-Muslim relations at Hartford Seminary.

In 2012, she received an Islamic chaplaincy certificate, and is currently a board member of the Connecticut Council for Interreligious Understanding, Hartford Hospital & St. Francis Hospital Pastoral Service Committee and the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford.

In 2011, she was presented with the Human Relations Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice.

The Y’s Women, founded in 1992, serves working and retired women in Fairfield County, and has a membership of more than 400 members.

For membership information, contact Doris Levinson at drjlevinson@gmail.com. For additional information, click here.

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