Faith & Khidmah:
Connecting Spirituality, Social Action and the Big Society
Thursday 10 May 2012
9.30 – 17.30
The Muslim College
20 – 22 Creffield Road
Featuring Keynote Presentations by:
* Habib Ali al-Jifri, Director of the Tabah Foundation, on the Theology of Social Action
* Secretary of State for Communities Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP on Faith and the Future of Big Society (Invited)
* Humera Khan, Founder of the An Nisa Society on the Unique Challenges Facing Muslim Civil Society Today
* Khalida Khan, Director and Founder of the An Nisa Society gives a View from the Frontlines
* Elizabeth Hunter, Director of Theos Think Tank, on Has the Coalition Changed the Way We “Do God”?
* With Special Guest Shaykha Halima Krausen, Lecturer in Islamic Theology, Initiative for Islamic Studies, Hamburg
Why should you attend?
Four things you’ll gain from this pioneering event...
* An enhanced understanding of the Islamic approach to social action delivered by one of the world’s most influential Muslim religious leaders;
* Unique insight on the Muslim civil society – its outreach, scope and impact;
* Greater awareness into the real challenges facing grassroots voluntary and community sector organisations and how they are faring; and
* An opportunity to network with key figures in the field and share practical approaches and tools for successful community action and advocacy.
Who should attend?
This is a gathering of thinkers and doers!
People from a wide variety of perspectives and approaches are encouraged to register, including...
Voluntary and Community Sector Leaders, Staff, Trustees and Workers
National and International Charities
Leadership of Mosques and Community Centres
Local Authority Managers
Policymakers across Government
Representatives of National Associations (NCVO, ACEVO)
Imams, Community Workers, Local and National Leaders
Youth Leaders and Youth Work Practitioners
For more information: http://habibali.radicalmiddleway.co.uk/?page_id=400