Vice Chair, Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia
Dora Abbas is Vice Chair of the Muslim Women's Association of South Australia. Ms. Abbas organised and ran interfaith dialogue programs with Christian groups for two years after September 11, and she formed a team of dawah workers to speak at schools, universities, churches, rotary clubs and many other institutions. Previously, she was the editor of Australian Muslim News, and she has also worked with Muslim youth groups in organising youth camps. Having converted to Islam in the late 80s, her current interest is in the spiritual side of Islam, the meaning of Islam in reference to women, and current challenges to Muslims, especially in the non-Muslim world.