Jewish and Muslim women have joined together in a bid to strengthen ties between the two communities.

Nisa-Nashim is a social action network set to launch formally in October and has already attracted more than 200 supporters across the country since its soft-launch in June.

The group, which is led by co-chairs Laura Marks and Julie Siddiqi, has received £30,000 worth of funding from the Department for Communities and Local Government with additional financial backing from the Board of Deputies.

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