Programme

  1. Programme

Programme

The British Islam Conference is not a typical conference. It was specifically created to be a safe place to debate and collaborate, to respectfully listen to what some may think are controversial ideas and challenge ourselves.

 

There is no set theme, except for the concept of “a marketplace of ideas” where each speaker sets up their stall to share their ideas which are discussed and debated with the audience. We always try to ensure the conference is as inclusive and as open a platform as possible.

 

The parallel sessions offer plenty to absorb and enjoy and are designed to be short, punchy presentations that can stimulate debate and discussion. Presenters speak for their own ideas and do not represent the views of New Horizons in British Islam.

 

Attendees are free to pick and choose which sessions to go to, dip in and out of sessions, or not attend sessions at all!

 

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Day 01 full schedule

February 23, 2019

Registration

Auditorium A

Rabiha Hannan

Auditorium A

Sherin Khankan

Naved Siddiqi (Chair)

Lunch

Auditorium A

Aina Khan

How not to get married

Raya al-Jadir

When your relationship status is dictated by your disability

Nafhesa Ali

Storying relationships: Can we go Fifty Shades of Grey?

Auditorium B

Rashad Ali

The place of rationality in revelation: The science of hadith

Chris Hewer

Fazlur Rahman: How to interpret the Qur'an

Conference Room

Henna Rai

VAWG and Islam

Annex

Jasvir Singh

When Guru Nanak visited Mecca

Break

Auditorium A

Madinah Javed

Women and the recited Quran

Shuruq Naguib

Gendering Islamic studies

Auditorium B

Asim Hafiz interviews Hadis ef. Pašalić

Fireside chat: European Islam in light of the Bosnian experience

Conference Room

Anita Nayyar

If Rasulullah were alive today he would be a Vegan

Kamran Shezad

Green Jihad: Our struggle to protect the environment

Annex

Fatimah Ashrif

Workshop: Reading your own love story

Break

Auditorium A

Hussein Kesvani

Follow Me, Akhi: Muslim identity and social media

Aisha Phoenix

The politics of dress: Muslim women negotiating campus life

Auditorium B

Irum Shehreen Ali

Brexit and BAME Britain: Investigating the impact

Jagbir Jhutti-Johal

Sikh and mistaken identities

Conference Room

Christine Hough, Mohammad Hanif & Tariq Mahmood

Faith, culture and injustice

Susannah Pickering-Saqqa

INGOs pushing at the boundaries of development: The case of Islamic Relief

Annex

Mark Chater

From tolerance through respect towards understanding: How changes in RE can promote a religiously literate society

Naved Siddiqi

Teaching Islam in Jewish schools

Drinks reception

Shehana Udat: Introduction to 'Colour and Pattern' arts exhibition

Day 02 full schedule

February 24, 2019

Registration

Auditorium A

Bonnie Evans-Hills

Brexit, hate crimes and genocide

Auditorium B

Rehana Sidat & Sheereen Sidat

Sexual abuse: Let's not be silent

Conference Room

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Usama Hasan & Chris Hewer

People of the Book: Understanding sacred scriptures

Break

Auditorium A

Rabia Basri Mirza

Reclaiming secularism

Auditorium B

Misha Monaghan

Salafi-Shia relations in Britain

Ismael Lea South

The Black British Muslim history of the UK

Conference Room

Abda Khan

The need for British Muslim voices in British fiction

Mishaal Javed

Hijab and hip-hop: The transformative power of self-expression

Annex

Shuruq Naguib

Shabana Mir

Lunch

Auditorium A

Keith Kahn-Harris

Good Jew/Bad Jew - Good Muslim/Bad Muslim: Fighting Selective Anti/Racism

Farouk Topan

Muslim participation in civil culture in Britain

Maheen Nusrat

Multi-hyphenated identities

Auditorium B

Samia Hathroubi & Laura Marks

Can the women bridge the great divide? Jewish and Muslim partnerships in UK and in Europe

Conference Room

Jeremy Rodell

Workshop: Dialogue with non-Muslims - What's the point? Are there best practices?

Annex

Khadijah Elshayyal

Kayla Wheeler

Break

Auditorium A

Drew Dalton

LGBTQI+ Muslims: What is the work of Hidayah?

Amani Saeed

Halal, is it me you're looking for?: Dating as a Muslim woman in 2019

Auditorium B

Dilwar Hussain

The New Horizons Story

Rabiha Hannan

The New Horizons Story

Naved Siddiqi

Conference Room

Yasmin Choudhury

Luxury feminism: How Islam inspired me to deliver good

Annex

Sylvia Chan-Malik

Zainab Kabba

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