(Spectre of Hate) An Explanatory Guide to the Far Right in the UK

(Spectre of Hate) An Explanatory Guide to the Far Right in the UK

The Cordoba Foundation

Launch of a new toolkit:

“Spectre of Hate” An Explanatory Guide to the Far Right in the UK

– Provides an overview of British Far Right and populist movements active today.

– Examines the origins of the Far Right, the recent misfortunes of most high-profile Far Right groups including the growth of fringe movements.

– Analyses the common beliefs and ideologies shared by white supremacists, and the rise of the ‘Counter-Jihad’ movement, opposed to Islam entire.

– Profiles the Far Right across Europe.

– Offers a series of case studies as positive alternatives to the spread of hate.

MAIN SPEAKERS:

  1. CATHERINE WEST MP

Member of Parliament for Hornsey and Wood Green, London.

  1. ALAIN GRESH

French journalist and the current editor of Le Monde Diplomatique.

  1. DR CHRIS ALLEN

Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Birmingham; author of Islamophobia (2010).

  1. SHENAZ BUNGLAWALA

Head of Research, Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

 

  1. Moderator:

Dr Anas Altikriti CEO The Cordoba Foundation

 

Thursday 22 October, 2015 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Holiday Inn London – Commercial Rd 5 Cavell Street, London E1 2BP Tube: Whitechapel DLR: Shadwell

 

REGISTER via Eventbrite: http://spectreofhate.eventbrite.co.uk

British Muslims, Public Policy and Securitisation: A Seminar

British Muslims, Public Policy and Securitisation: A Seminar

British Muslims, Public Policy and Securitisation: A Seminar

ORGANIZED BY: The East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre with The Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation (London Metropolitan University).

A seminar examining recent policies and developments concerning British Muslims, the modalities of Muslim representation and the impact of policy decisions on extremism and securitisation, education, identity and Islamophobia. The seminar will also explore calling for a public discourse and policy approach towards British Muslims that is fair and just.

Featuring the release of Dr Shamim Miah’s new book, Muslims, Schooling and the Question of Self-Segregation.

Friday, 2nd October 2015 from 18:30 to 20:30 (BST)

The Seminar Room, London Muslim Centre, 46 Whitechapel Road, London, E11JQ

REGISTER HERE:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-muslims-public-policy-securitisation-tickets-18474515774

Peace Cafes

Peace Cafes

The Cordoba Foundation, London Peace Network & Faith-based Regeneration Network present:

Peace Cafes

“A convivial moment for sharing inspiring thoughts.”

The inaugural session will be held on

Monday 1st of December 2015, from 5:00PM

at the Collaboration House, 77 Charlotte Street, London W1T 4PW.

Supported by Christian Muslim Forum, Muslim Council of Britain, Religions for Peace, Al-Khoei Foundation, Quakers, Peace One Day, UN Westminster and others.

Free entry. All welcome. No registration needed.

THE BLOODSHED: Political Detentions in Egypt Post-Military Coup

THE BLOODSHED: Political Detentions in Egypt Post-Military Coup

Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK presents…

THE BLOODSHED:
Political Detentions
in Egypt Post-Military Coup

A new report documenting mass human rights abuses, torture and political detentions by the Egyptian authorities following the military coup of summer 2013.

Thursday 25 September, 2014
6:30pm-9pm
The Frontline Club
13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Nearest tube: Paddington

Speakers:

Dr Anne Alexander
Academic and writer; author of a biography of Gamal Abdel-Nasser (Haus, 2005), and co-author of Bread, Freedom, Social Justice: Workers and the Egyptian Revolution (forthcoming).

Nabila Ramdani
An award-winning French-Algerian journalist, columnist, and broadcaster who specialises in French politics, Islamic affairs, and the Arab World.

Toby Cadman
International law specialist in the field of war crimes, human rights, terrorism and extradition

Alastair SLOAN
Al Jazeera columnist and regular contributor to The Guardian

David Hearst
Editor of the Middle East Eye; former chief foreign leader writer for The Guardian.

Mohammed Jamil
Director, AOHR-UK

All welcome. Limited space.

Register:
http://aohr.eventbrite.co.uk

07778677132 – info@aohr.org.uk – www.aohr.org.uk

The Question of Palestinian Independence

The Question of Palestinian Independence

Discussion on the launch of a report by Ismail Adam Patel.

 

 

Speaker:

 

Ismail Adam Patel (author) – Founder and chairman of Friends of Al-Aqsa; advisory board member of the Conflicts Forum, and a member of the Special Advisory Board of Clear Conscience. 

 

Reviewers:

 

Oliver McTernan – Co-founder and director of Forward Thinking; founding member of the Nyon Process – UN Alliance of Civilisations. Author of Violence in God’s Name. 

 

Dr. Daud Abdullah – Director, Middle-East Monitor; Expert on Palestine.

 

Moderator:

 

Dr. Anas Altikriti – CEO, The Cordoba Foundation

 

Wednesday 24th September 2014 6:30PM

 

P21 Gallery – 21 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD 

 

Click here to register

 

Peace Conference: Peace-Building in the 21st Century

Peace Conference: Peace-Building in the 21st Century

The Cordoba Foundation, London Peace Network & Faith-based Regeneration Network

Peace Conference:

Peace-Building in the 21st Century

Celebrating Achievements and Hopes, Confronting Real Issues

St Ethelburga’s, London – Monday 15 September, 2014  -9:30am-3:30pm

St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AG

Supported by Christian Muslim Forum, Muslim Council of Britain, Religions for Peace, Al-Khoei Foundation, Quakers, Peace One Day, UN Westminster and others.

From the crises in the Middle East, to reducing conflict in our homes and streets, this timely conference engages scholars, experts, faith and community leaders to discuss the limits and challenges of grassroots peace endeavours, learn peace-building skills, and explore conceptual frameworks governing peace and dialogue.

All welcome.
Limited space.

Register – https://londonpeaceconference.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets: £15 Regular / £5 for concessions

 See the complete International Day of Peace program

 See the Flights For Peace event program

New Video: Far-Right Election Success in Europe: What Future for Community Relations?

New Video: Far-Right Election Success in Europe: What Future for Community Relations?

SEMINAR: FAR-RIGHT ELECTION SUCCESS IN EUROPE What Future for Community

Click here to access the video

Monday 23 June, 20146:30pm – 9pmLondon Muslim Centre – The Seminar Room46 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JX Nearest tube: Aldgate East or Whitechapel.

The recent May European elections saw dramatic gains by far-right parties across the continent, including outright fascists, Islamophobes and neo-Nazis. Join this timely seminar to discuss the immediate to long-term impact and consequences of the surge in the far-right on community relations. Could this be described as a one-off protest vote or a permanent trend leading to further racism, Islamophobia and a more divided society?

SPEAKERS:

Professor Raphael Liogier – Sociologist and Philosopher, Director of the “Observatoire des Religions” (Observatory of the Religious Phenomenons), Raphaël Liogier is a fully tenured French University Professor at the Political Studies Institute of Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po Aix)  and teaches at the International College of Philosophy in Paris (Collège international de philosophie). He is Expert-Evaluator with the European Commission (FP: Framework Programmes in Humanities and Social Sciences) and a member of the Editorial Board of Social Compass: (International Review of Sociology of Religion). He is mainly working on belief systems, values, the theory of knowledge and cultural globalization, and he has recently produced extensive work on the rise of populism in Europe and the ideologies that sustain the anti-Muslim sentiment.

Alan Murray – President of the European Network on Religion and Belief (ENORB), and chairs the trustees of the All Faith and None (AFAN) programme. He was the Churches’ National Adviser on Further Education at the Archbishops Council from 2003-2008; a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of Education at Kings College, London in 2008. He maintains a special interest in inter-faith work which he first developed working with Muslim colleagues whilst teaching in Algeria in the 1970s.

Shenaz Bunglawala – Head of Research at iEngage, which promotes engagement of British Muslims in British national life. She has taught undergraduate courses in political science at the LSE and King’s College, London. She sits on the Research Excellence Framework 2014 expert sub-panel for Theology and Religious Studies and advises on various AHRC/ESRC research projects. She is a Non-Resident Executive to the Razak School of Government in Malaysia and sits on the executive committee of Faith in Europe.

Dr Glyn Robbins – Chair of the United East End (UEE) coalition, which has been campaigning against Islamophobia and racism in Tower Hamlets, especially in response to threats from the English Defence League.  He has over 20 years of experience in community work, housing, urban regeneration, the voluntary sector and defending public services. He has a doctorate from the London Metropolitan University.

All welcome. Registration not required.

Info: media@islamicforumeurope.com | 020 7 456 1062

www.islamicforumeurope.com

Supported by: European Network on Religion and Belief – Enough Coalition Against Islamophobia – United East End – The Cordoba Foundation

Roundtable: Governance, Islamic Law and Conflict Resolution: An Islamic Approach

Roundtable: Governance, Islamic Law and Conflict Resolution: An Islamic Approach

Discussion on the launch of a research paper by Imam Shafiur-Rahman undertaken for The Cordoba Foundation.

Speakers:

Professor John Esposito – Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C; Director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding at Georgetown.

Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi – Reader in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster and co-ordinator of the Centre’s Democracy and Islam Programme.

Imam Shafiur-Rahman – Director at Jibreel Institute in London, a qualified Management Consultant and an Islamic Studies teacher. He recently completed a comparative research project for The Cordoba Foundation, examining Islamic governance, Islamic Law and conflict resolution.

Monday 9th June 2014 6:30PM

Westminster Forum, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. Nearest Tube: Goodge Street.

Cordoba Seminars: Government Review of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

Cordoba Seminars: Government Review of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

David Cameron recently ordered a “review” into the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain, which is to be conducted by the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The review comes at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood, victors in Egypt’s only free election to date, is being subject to the most ferocious repression by the military regime.

This timely seminar asks whether this review represents a threat to British liberties and favours the perpetrators of human rights abuses everywhere. Moreover, is the review the result of pressure placed on the British government by undemocratic regimes abroad? Could our Prime Minister be setting a dangerous precedent by conducting this review?

Join us for a lively discussion and exchange of views.

Speakers: LORD KEN MACDONALD QC
DR ANAS ALTIKRITI – THE CORDOBA FOUNDATION
DR MAHA AZZAM – EGYPTIANS FOR DEMOCRACY – UK
PETER OBORNE – THE TELEGRAPH
MONA AL-QAZZAZ – MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

Wednesday 28th May 20145:45PM – 9PMRoyal Overseas LeaguePrincess Alexandra Hall
Overseas House, Park Place, St. James’s Street London SW1A 1LR
Nearest Tube: Green Park