The British Islam Conference 2017
A Marketplace of Ideas
Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th February 2017
Keynote Speaker: Karen Armstrong OBE
There will be a book signing opportunity at the conference
Presentations and workshops by activists, organisers, thinkers and scholars:
- Sughra Ahmed, Yale University - Taking a walk on the wild side
- Raya Al-Jadir, Disability Horizons Arabic - My disability, childhood years and dreams
- Rashad Ali, Institute for Strategic Dialogue - Reason, revelation and sharia
- Aisha Ali-Khan, Asian Mums Network - Refugees: the forgotten people
- Alima Aminu, House of Khaleemah - Being Black, being Muslim
- Salah Ansari, Quilliam Foundation - Carving Muslim identity between political Islam and Muslim scholars
- Jonathan Arkush, Board of Deputies of British Jews, Are British and faith values in conflict?
- Fatimah Ashrif, Rumi's Circle - Spiritual activism
- Qari Asim, Imams Online - British Mosques
- Adam Aslam - What can British Islam learn from Indonesia?
- Khadeejah Ateeq, House of Khaleemah - Being Black, being Muslim
- Asma Bhol, Inclusive Mosque Initiative - Who's afraid of female imams?
- Saleema Farah Burney, SOAS - British Muslim women, building British Muslim lives
- Eviane Cheng Leidig, Centre for Research on Extremism - Beyond the White working class: ethnic minority, Islamophobia and the populist radical right
- Amanullah de Sondy, University College Cork - The crisis of Islamic masculinities in the context of British Islam
- Joseph Dobson - What can British Islam learn from Indonesia?
- Daniel Thomas Dyer, Chickpea Press - Teaching our children a holistic Islam
- Saimma Dyer, Chickpea Press - Teaching our children a holistic Islam
- Bonnie Evans-Hill, Diocese of St Albans - Belongings and longings: integrating multiple identities
- Bharath Ganesh, Tell MAMA - Right wing extremism, social media & the geopolitics of anti-Muslim hate
- Halima Gosai Hussain, Inclusive Mosque Initiative - Who's afraid of female imams?
- Asim Hafiz, British Armed Forces - Your country needs you!
- Syed Haider, SOAS - Creating a British Islamicate
- Rabiha Hannan, New Horizons in British Islam - Did Islam really emancipate women?
- Mike Hardy, Centre for Trust, Peace & Social Relations - The Amman Message and challenges for Muslim identity in Europe
- Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal, West Midlands Regional Prevent Lead FE & HE - Supporting Muslim chaplaincy on campus
- Usama Hasan, Quilliam Foundation - Balancing Salafism & Sufism
Chris Hewer - What can British Muslims learn from what happened to British Christianity? // Fazlur Rahman - what can he offer to British Muslims today?
- Dilwar Hussain, New Horizons in British Islam - What can the Reformation teach us?
- Hera Hussain, Chayn - Domestic abuse in British muslim communities: how we can confront & prosecute cruelty against women
- Ibrahim Ikhlaf, Ahmadiyya Muslim Association - Persecution of the Ahmadiyya community
- Laura Janner-Klausner, Movement for Reform Judaism - How to bring people with you on journeys of religious change
- Sunder Katwala, British Future - Has integration failed? (panel discussion)
- Ali Khaki, al-Mahdi Institute - Quranic understandings in reconciling Islamic law and modernity
- Sara Khan, Inspire - Diversity, human rights and pluralism: standing together for our shared values
- Mirnes Kovač, Journalist & Political Analyst - Islam of sharing: the experience of Islam in Bosnia
- Jemma Levene, Hope Not Hate - Our fight is your fight: anti-Muslim hatred in the context of wider prejudice
- Natan Levy
Irfan Malik - First World War contributions of Dulmial Village, Pakistan
- Peter Mandaville, George Mason University, former Senior Advisor at US State Dept -
The Securitization of Islam in Trump’s America
- Laura Marks, Nisa Nashim - Jewish and Muslim women challenging the narrative
- Farhana Mayer, Independent Researcher - The blasphemy in blasphemy laws
- Lutfi Radwan, Willowbrook Farm - Stewards of the natural environment
- Onjali Rauf, Making Herstory - The role of faith in battling misogyny and violence against women
- Jeremy Rodell, British Humanist Association - Encouraging Muslim/non-religious dialogue
- Shahed Saleem, makespace - New Muslim architecture in Britain
- Pasha Shah, Department for Communities and Local Government - Engaging with government
- Shanon Shah, Muslim Institute - Boundaries and bridges: Muslim LGBT allies
- Halimat Shode, The Black Muslim Times UK - Being Black, being Muslim
- Rehana Sidat, Jamila's Legacy - Your mental health matters
- Naved Siddiqi, New Horizons in British Islam - The societal value of mosques
- Julie Siddiqi, Nisa Nashim - Jewish and Muslim women challenging the narrative
- Nadiya Takolia, Coexist House & Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme - Scriptural reasoning workshop: refugees
- Rianne C ten Veen, Green Creation - Islam & sustainable development: the role of Muslims in the UK
- Tom Wilson, St Philip’s Centre - Free to believe?
Comedy, spoken word and musical performances in the evening:
Amrit Kaur Lohia // Sarah Yaseen // Easa Saad // Mohamed Writes // Prince Abdi
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This is a weekend event to promote collaboration and thinking around the idea of a British Islam and to encourage the development of British Muslim thought, identity and culture; to create a space for development of networks and partnerships.
Its does this by promoting an open, inclusive and forward-looking arena for debate, discussion and sharing of ideas that are rooted in the British context. But this is not an academic event; it is about using all avenues possible, including art and culture, to enhance Muslim voices.
The conference will allow for a number of parallel sessions where people (of any faith or no faith) can showcase their ideas and thoughts, relevant to the theme – however controversial or safe.
Lunch will be provided on both days. Limited bursaries are available for students, please enquire.
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