Muslim chaplains and contacts
Munira Hashmi - Muslim Chaplain
Munira Hashmi is a qualified Muslim Chaplain from Markfield Institute. She has been worked in this role as a volunteer for 10 years. Munira has also worked as an interfaith community worker organising interfaith events where people of all faiths or none can come and learn from and appreciate each other. She has started women’s groups in local communities and organised and facilitated classes and workshop to cater to the women’s needs. Munira is currently a lecturer at City of Bristol college and working on her MSc in TESOL.
Kalsoom Bashir - Muslim Chaplain
Kalsoom has worked extensively for the past 25 years with the Muslim community, in the role of teacher, school governor, Community Liaison Officer, chaplain, councillor and currently as Building the Bridge Officer for Bristol City Council.
She has helped develop and establish the Bristol Muslim Womens' Network and is leading a programme of activities designed to enable the voices of Muslim women from all walks of life to be heard. See documentary maker Masood Khan's video interview with Kalsoom.
Phone 0117 954 6600
Rizwan Ahmed - Muslim Chaplain
Rizwan Ahmed is a Muslim Chaplain, and has been an active member of the community for over 15 years.
He currently works for the Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS). Part of his job involves promoting community cohesion and interfaith dialogue, including delivering 'Demystifying Islam' presentations tackling contemporary issues. He is also Project Manager for the Islamic Cultural Fayre, drawing in about 10,000 people every year, and pops up in local media to give a Muslim perspective. In his spare time he likes to produce Islamic artwork.
Phone 0117 952 1802
Dr Amra Bone BA PGCE MA PhD
Dr Amra Bone is an Advisor, Consultant and Lecturer in Education, Chaplaincy, Gender and Islam. Her specialisms include Islamic Law, Theology, Qur’anic Exegesis and Reason and Revelation. She has worked as a teacher and headteacher in schools and as a Lecturer at the Universities of Warwick and Birmingham. She currently works for the OCR examination board and Cambridge Muslim College.
Amra has advised on a number of government reports. She has appeared in many television documentaries and is the first female Shariah Council Panel Judge in the UK, helping women to come out of difficult and abusive marriages and promoting 'gender justice’. She has presented in national and international interfaith conferences and has been involved in local and national activities promoting community cohesion through education and dialogue.