Aug. 28, Islam and Education Conference, UK

The conference on Islam and Education on August 28, 2013, is organized by faculty from the University of Derby and the University of Gloucestershire. The conference topic’s importance is significant for discussions around empowering young people, inter-faith relations and inter-cultural dialogue in pluralist Britain.

For further details and instructions on how to register for your place, please contact one of the following faculty by e-mail:
Prof. Alison Scott-Baumann:
Dr. Theodre Gabriel:
Dr. Sariya Contractor-Cheruvallil:

Islam and Education: Programme
28th August 2013
10.00-10.30 Registration and Coffee (Conference room)

10.30-10.40 Welcome: Dr. Bruce Stanley, Executive Director, BISC.

10.40-11.20 Prof. Alison Scott- Baumann (University of Derby): An exploration of the viability of partnership between dar al-ulum and Higher Education Institutions.

11.20-12.00 Dora Mamerie (Doctorante Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laicités):What is at stake in a training program for imams in France: Between Republican education and theologico-political teachings.

12.00-12.40 Dr. Sariya Contractor (University of Derby):Bridging cultures and selves: British Muslim Women’s narratives of Education

12.40- 13.40 Lunch (Dining Hall)

13.40-14.20 Dr Ian G Williams (Markfield Institute, Leicester):“Ours is not a caravan of despair”: the influence and presence of the Turkish Sunni Nurcu Movement of Hojaeffendi Fethullah Gülen in UK Education and Social Development.

14.20-15.00 Farah Ahmed (University of Cambridge): Tarbiyah for Shakhsiyah (Educating for Identity) Culturally coherent education for Muslim children in the 21st Century.

15.00-15.40 Dr Muhammad Mesbahi (Islamic College,London): Providing Islamic studies in the UK

15.30- 15.10 Dr. Dawud Bone: Knowing your Neighbour: The purpose, value and challenges of teaching about other faiths in a UK Islamic School

15.40-16.20 Dr. Theodore Gabriel (Bader Intl. Study Centre), Muslim Women’s education in Kerala and Lakshadweep, South India

16.20 Vote of thanks (Dr. T. Gabriel) and Tea

FEES: £20 including Tea/Coffee morning and afternoon and lunch.

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