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F&BF Middle East – Online Presentation of CREID Findings

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15 / 07 / 20

How has intercultural competency training in Israeli hospitals enhanced outcomes for minority faith groups in Israel?


The Faith & Belief Forum (F&BF) is hosting an online presentation and discussion which will take place on the 15th July 2020, between 6-7pm. Dr Miriam Feldmann Kaye, project director of F&BF Middle East, will be joined by Heiger Abu Areb, and Dr Anita Noble, in examining the impact of intercultural competency training in hospitals on enhancing outcomes for minority faith communities in Israel.

This research was commissioned by The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development CREID as part of a global series of case-studies exploring practical approaches to promoting Freedom of Religion or and Belief.

The Middle East branch of the Faith and Belief Forum, based in Jerusalem, has to date worked in eight hospitals around Israel delivering training to over 200 medical professionals each year. Workshops help participants build their interfaith and intercultural competencies leading to enhanced patient outcomes.

Dr. Miriam Feldmann Kaye co-founded the Middle East branch of the Faith & Belief Forum in 2009, and continues as its project manager. Feldmann Kaye is active in the international interreligious practice of Scriptural Reasoning. A winner of the University of Cambridge Theological Studies Prize, she teaches Inter-religious Theology and Jewish Philosophy and is author of ‘Jewish Theology for a Postmodern Age’ (LUP & Littman) 2019.

Heiger Abu Areb, a Faith & Belief Forum Middle East facilitator, is a recipient of the Ministry of Health prize for the promotion of healthcare in Bedouin communities of the south through her work in the charity ‘Yasmin Alengb’, which she founded. Abu Areb works to combat domestic violence in Bedouin communities, and facilitates groups working with youth-at-risk.

Dr. Anita Noble is a Lecturer at the Henrietta Szold/Hadassah-Hebrew University School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine. She is a certified nurse-midwife, Lactation Consultant and Transcultural Scholar. Dr. Noble founded the first interfaith group for healthcare professionals in Israel. She hosts Faith & Belief Forum Middle East seminars at the Nursing school, and is a reviewer of new research which examines the impact of intercultural training on minority groups in Israel.

Time: Wednesday July 15th 2020: 6-7PM

Please register on Eventbrite

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