Challenges facing Muslims in Britain
- 55% of the general public agree that there is a fundamental clash between Islam and the values of British society.
- 46% of British Muslims feel that being a Muslim in Britain is difficult due to prejudice against Islam.
We are delighted to be offering a very warm welcome to Dilwar Hussain to speak on these and other challenges facing Muslims in Britain.
As chair of New Horizons in British Islam, Dilwar is very well placed to do so. He argues eloquently and persuasively for a society where relations between Muslims and their fellow citizens are strong and healthy and where Islam feels at home, rooted in its British context. This is a vision of British Islam as a naturalised and ‘embedded’ interpretation of the values and principles of Islam that takes the local context into account. He points out that this process of adaptation has occurred wherever Islam has travelled to throughout Muslim history. More broadly, New Horizons engages in critical discussions around Muslim identity, tradition and reform, challenging narrow and closed attitudes and countering prejudice wherever it is found.
As well as chairing New Horizons, Dilwar is Research Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. For a foretaste of his interests and approach, see his online blog.
Everyone welcome - existing fans, newcomers and the simply curious.
The Garden Room at Great Meeting Chapel on Saturday 20 May 2017 2.30 - 4.30 pm
The chapel is at 5 East Bond Street, Leicester, LE1 4SX (just across the road from John Lewis). There is a small (free) car park. A donation of £4 per person covers room hire and other costs.
For more information, use the contact details on the right. We're very friendly.