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Islam and Education

28 August 13

Islam and Education is an important area that has great significance for discussions around empowering young people, inter-faith relations and inter-cultural dialogue in pluralist Britain.

The programme for the day is appended below. For further details and instructions on how to register for your place, please contact one of us by e-mail:

Prof. Alison Scott-Baumann: A.Scott-Baumann@derby.ac.uk

Dr. Theodre Gabriel: tgabriel@glos.ac.uk

Dr. Sariya Contractor-Cheruvallil: s.contractor@derby.ac.uk

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you on the day.


Islam and Education: Programme

28th August 2013


10.00-10.30     Registration and Coffee (Conference room)


All lectures take place in 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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