Islam is the second largest religion in the UK, however the cultural diversity of the community and the different social and economic concerns faced by its different parts are not always appreciated. Gaining a deeper understanding of the intricacies of the Muslim community could help you to target engagement more effectively and improve your impact with this part of the population.
This interactive workshop will look at the recent history, formation and current composition if Muslim communities in the UK. It will look at ethnic and religious diversity, current debates and topical themes in British Islam, forming a useful primer for those who wish to reach out to, or work, with Muslim groups and individuals.

Prerequisites

This session is open to JHub Resident and Alumni Organisations, Pears Grantees and JSAF members.

Trainer Biography

The session will be led by Dilwar Hussain. Dilwar is Chair of New Horizons in British Islam and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, University of Coventry. He teaches Religion/Islam in contemporary society and has a number of published works in the field, particularly around issues of integration, identity and extremism. He is also Vice-Chair of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and a Trustee of the Three Faiths Forum (3FF).

Extra Information

The session will start at 12.00 with a short networking lunch.

If you are interested in attending please e-mail info@jhub.org.uk to book a place.