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!
Download the British Islam Conference 2020 booklet here: BIC 2020 Booklet_Final
Day 01 full schedule
February 22, 2020 10.30am
- 10:30 (Registration)
- 12:15 (Lunch)
- 14:45 (Break)
- 16:30 (Break)
- 18:15 (Drinks reception)
Professor Ebrahim MoosaKeynote talk, 'Challenges to Contemporary Muslim Thought: Power, Reform and Faith'
Professor Ebrahim MoosaA discussion with Professor Ebrahim Moosa
Hossein DabbaghPost-Revolutionary Iranian styles of Islamic Reformism
Moazzam MalikTravels in Indonesia: freedom, Islam, and takfir
James HoltThe boundaries of Islam: reflection on the personal and the classroom experience
Shazia GleadallEncouraging diversity in Islam through a critical thinking approach: my experience
Andrew MoffatNo Outsiders: educating for community cohesion in 2020
Michael PrivotChallenges of communicating a historical-critical history of Muhammad in Muslim milieus
Chris HewerFazlur Rahman: from the Living Sunnah to formulated Hadith
Aasiya Daya, Erica Lee-Smith & Imran MullaFaith, youth activism and the climate crisis
Dr Lutfi RadwanClimate change, Environmentalism and Islam
Amjid AliOrgan transplantation within the framework of Sharia
Mahdiya AbdulhussainOrgan donation: presumed consent and bodily ownership
Dan DeHanas, Peter Mandaville & Muneera WilliamsWorkshop: Race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic (I) – the Muslim Atlantic in the era of Trump/Johnson
Idris AlliYoung, dumb, broke and dating? Muslims on how to get married
Wajeeha AminNo more bad halal dates: is it time to call out bad behaviour?
Rukhsana HussainCelebrating shared journeys: mental health
Saima MajidLiving with an open heart and mind to combat mental health issues
Abdul Haqq Baker & Rasul MillerWorkshop: Race and securitization in the Muslim Atlantic (II) – race and securitization in history, from Malcolm X to present
Karim Hajjaji: Introduction to ‘Towns and Corals’ art exhibition in Atrium
Day 02 full schedule
February 23, 2020 10.30am
- 09:15 (Registration)
- 11:00 (Break)
- 12:45 (Lunch)
- 15:15 (Break)
- 17:00 (Close)