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Jerin Arifa is a polymath whose award-winning work has changed millions of lives worldwide -- from cutting-edge cancer research to community organizing. 


Jerin Arifa is an award-winning activist, a first-generation Bangladeshi and Muslim-American feminist, and happily married woman to an atheist, Alaskan man.

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Faith and Feminism: Can a Religious or Spiritual Woman be Feminist ... and an Activist for Reproductive Rights?

  • Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport 739 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090 United States (map)

Jerin spearheaded this workshop to bridge divides among religious and secular feminists.

2012 National NOW Conference

How does your religion or spirituality affect or inspire your work with reproductive health, rights or justice? Given the broad spectrum of belief, in what ways does your faith influence your beliefs or passion about the important social justice themes of our time? We will discuss the intersection of race/class and religion and learn how to engage feminists of diverse faiths to work together towards our common goals. We will break down myths and misconceptions among allies about feminists of faith in order to become better advocates in our communities.

Breakout Session III: Friday, 5:15pm - 6:30pm, Coal Harbour Room


  1. Allendra Letsome, National NOW Membership VP
  2. Marissa Valeri, Catholics for Choice


  1. Jerin Arifa, Muslim Feminist and National NOW Board Member
  2. Jacqueline Steingold, Jewish Feminist and National NOW Board Member
  3. Mona Lisa Wallace, Spiritual Feminist and National NOW Board Member