Forum: Re-thinking the ‘Muslim Community’

Forum: Re-thinking the ‘Muslim Community’

A critical reflection on the challenges of community building.

“…what is our community going to look for 10, 20 or even a 100 years from now? It’s about creating spaces that allow the core to be normal, and the normal to be core.” – Usama Canon

At the heart of our rapidly changing world, the very notion of community is evolving; and, like most of the world, at the heart of Muslim communities is an increasingly disenfranchised generation. What are the challenges of inspiring and instituting a communal spirit in our ever more inter-connected world? How best can we prepare the next generation of Muslims who inherit a world fraught with difficulties on every level?

The Leaf Network in association with Human Appeal presents in partnership with The Cordoba Foundation, City Circle, Beyond Boundaries, Faith Regen Foundation, Radical Middle Way, National Zakat Foundation and Rumi’s Cave:

A panel discussion reflecting on the very notion of what the Muslim community is and what we can do to help shape and move it in the best direction possible.

This interactive event seeks to specifically target change-makers, community leaders, activists and those involved in grassroots organisations. It will be a unique opportunity to critically evaluate where we are headed as a Muslim community and learn from best practice around the world.

Panellists:

  • Keynote address by Usama Canon (USA) (Founding Director of Ta’leef Collective, California)
  • Dr Husna Ahmad (Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum)
  • Farooq Murad (Secretary General of Muslim Council of Britain)
  • Muddassar Ahmed (CEO of Unitas Communications)
  • Dr Anas Altikriti (CEO of The Cordoba Foundation)

 

Date and time:  Saturday 10th August 2013, 1:00pm doors open for prompt 1:30pm start – (concludes 4:30 pm)

Venue: Al Manaar, The Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre,
244 Acklam Road, London, W10 5YG

(Nearest Tube Station: Westbourne Park – Hammersmith & City Line).

Please click here for a map and directions to get there

 

Tickets: Click here  to RESERVE TICKETS

(please note we would not like anyone to be restricted in coming thus we offer a concessionary rate ticket for those under financial hardship. Should this not suffice, please get in touch and we’ll gladly arrange something on a case by case basis)

**Places are strictly limited, please reserve your place ASAP**

We sincerely hope you will be able to attend this distinctive gathering and bless us with your presence, insights and contributions. Please do let us know if you have any questions or queries.

 

Iftar and Film Launch: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

Iftar and Film Launch: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

The Cordoba Foundation & the Embassy of Poland in London will host the film launch of ‘Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Journey’ on the 18th of July.

The documentary focuses on building bridges in a multi-cultural society and poses three central questions:

1) Who are the Muslims in Poland?

2) How do they perceive their belonging to the Polish Society?

3) What issues affect them most?

 

This event is by invitation only.

Consultation on Participatory Governance in the Context of the Post 2015 Development Agenda for the Asian Region

Consultation on Participatory Governance in the Context of the Post 2015 Development Agenda for the Asian Region

18-19 July, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Organized by Third World Network in collaboration with the Commonwealth Foundation

The Cordoba Foundation is providing resource people for the event

Objectives

1. To gain a deeper understanding of the expertise, strengths and comparative advantages
of existing and potential partners in the Asian Region
2. To gain a deeper understanding of the issues, gaps, opportunities and leadership in
participatory governance in the Asian Region
3. To develop a regional snapshot of the MDG priorities for acceleration and post 2015
framework building
4. To facilitate the identification of regional priorities on participatory governance and
development

Roundtable: The Roles of Regional State and Non-State Players and the Implications for US Afghan Withdrawal and Beyond

The Cordoba Foundation is supporting the Institute of Islamic Strategic & Socio-Political Affairs in a series of roundtables examining the Us-Afghan Withdrawal Program

The event will discuss the following questions:

  What is  the  Pakistani  army’s  current  and  future  Afghan  policy  and  how  does  it  impact  upon  the  US  withdrawal from Afghanistan and its aftermath?
  The allegations towards the ISI: Facts, fictions, implications?
  The Pakistani army and US army and intelligence relations?
  What may be the new power structure in 2014 Afghan presidential elections and  how will the Pashtun  people be represented?
  How will cross-border movements over the Durand line affect the post-2014 security situation?
  What is the current state of play regarding armed groups (Haqqani network, LeJ, LeT, TTP, Al Qaeda etc.)  in the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands?
  In what way might we expect the dynamics of these armed groups operating in FATA to change following  the Coalition’s withdrawal and the 2014 Afghan elections?

The event will be held on the 3rd of July and is by invitation only.

The event will be held under Chatham House Rules

High-Level Roundtable on Peace Processes, Conflict and Humanitarian Needs in Myanmar.

This is a closed-door High-Level Roundtable on peace processes, conflict and humanitarian needs in Myanmar.

The event will be held on Tuesday, 2 July.

The roundtable aims to facilitate a high-level policy dialogue on three pressing interrelated issues: the ethnic peace process; the crisis in Rakhine State; and the Buddhist-Muslim violence in Myanmar and the wider ASEAN region. It will bring together government representatives, representatives of the donor community, policy-makers and humanitarian agencies currently involved in Myanmar.

This first section of this roundtable will seek to provide a forum to discuss the ongoing peace processes throughout Myanmar. Speakers, including Charles Petrie (Coordinator of the Myanmar Peace Support Initiative) will share progress made, but also the challenges that remain.

Rushanara Ali MP (Labour Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow and Shadow Minister for International Development) will speak on her recent visit to Rakhine State and her views on how the international community should respond to the crisis. Melanie Teff (Senior advocate, European representative, Refugees International) and Chris Lewa (Founder and coordinator, The Arakan Project) will then present their research findings and analysis on the situation in Rakhine State, followed by an in-depth discussion of possible strategies to address both the humanitarian crisis as well as the root causes of the conflict.

Finally, the roundtable will cover the spread of violence between Burmese Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar and spill over into the wider region, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia. Other speakers at the roundtable will include Oliver Lacey-Hall (Head, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific at UN OCHA), Kyaw Win (Secretary of the Burmese Muslim Association) and Dr Jemilah Mahmood (ODI Council Member).

The meeting will be hosted by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) and co-organised with Refugees International, Muslim Charities Forum and The Cordoba Foundation.

The discussion will be held under the Chatham House Rule and participation is by invitation only.

For more information, please click here

Malaysia Forum: Plight of Muslims in Myanmar in the 21st Century: An Initiative for Solution and the Way Forward

Malaysia Forum: Plight of Muslims in Myanmar in the 21st Century: An Initiative for Solution and the Way Forward

The Need For the Protection And Security of Muslims in Myanmar Is  very  important and hence effective advocacy and campaigning are very much needed to support their fundamental human rights, human security and human dignity in the spirit of achieving peace and harmony.

Objectives

– To Focus On Sectarian Violence, Segregation, Displacement, Forcible Expulsions And Intolerance Against Muslim Minorities In Myanmar;

– To Create A Better Atmosphere For  Exiles With A View To Develop Sympathetic Treatment For The Victims Of Genocide And Humiliations;

– To Exert Effective Pressure On The Burmese Authorities To Stop The Maltreatment And Violence Against The Muslims Of Myanmar And To Ensure Their  Rights Of Citizenship And Human Dignity Are Respected.

Date:
Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Time:
09:30am  –  02:00pm

Venue:
Conference Hall, IAIS Malaysia [click for location map]

Main Organisers:
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC)
Burma Muslim Community (BMC)

Event Partners:
International Movement For A Just World (JUST)
Muslim Youth Movement Of Malaysia (ABIM)
Malaysian Youth Council (MBM)
Persatuan Mahasiswa Islam Universiti Malaya (PMIUM)
Jaringan Anak Muda (JAM)
Al-Fikrah.Net
Institute for Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR)
The Cordoba Foundation (TCF)
The Diplomatic Institute of the State of Qatar (TDI)
Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF)

Media Partners:
Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM)
TV Al-Hijrah
Radio IKIM FM
Al-Jazeera International
The Arakan Observer Group
Rohingya Vision TV
Sinar Harian
Aswaq Magazine
Amilin TV

Keynote Address by YABhg Tun Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi, Patron Of IAIS Malaysia And Former Prime Minister Of Malaysia

Opening Speech by Professor Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding Chairman & CEO, IAIS Malaysia

Moderator – Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

Speakers
Dr. Chandra Muzaffar, President, International Movement For A Just World (JUST)
Dr. Maung Zarni, Fellow, Department Of History, Faculty Of Arts & Social Sciences, University Of Malaya
Mr. Mohammad Sadek, Program Coordinator, Rohingya Arakanese Refugee Committee (RARC)
Mr. Saw Clo Say, Special Advisor, Burma Muslim Community
Mr. Mohamad Raimi Bin Ab Rahim, Secretary General, Muslim Youth Movement Of Malaysia (ABIM)

Invitation to ENORB AGM

Invitation to ENORB AGM

Come and contribute to shaping ENORB’s work for the coming year and beyond

Workshops – Information Exchane – Networking

Date –  May 21st 2013

Time  12pm – 6pm

Place – Centre Espaces (Brussels)

For more information, please click here

 

Peace, Security & Islam Forum 2013:Islam and Diplomacy – The Search for Human Security

Islam and Diplomacy – The Search for Human Security

The Forum will explore Islamic teachings on Diplomacy in the light of Peace & Security. Speakers will offer insights into conceptual and pragmatic aspects of Islam’s practice of harmonious relations between nations. Diplomatic practices promoting Human Security  which may be aligned with Peace Making, by relating Islamic insights and values to our social and political realities in global context will be discussed.

Sponsors:
IAIS Malaysia,   The Cordoba Foundation United Kingdom,  Institute Of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia

Partners:
The State of Qatar,  Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF)

Venue:
Institute Of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations (IDFR), Jalan Wisma Putra,  50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  Please click here for a map and directions

Date and Time: 16th May 2013, 09.00 am – 5.30 pm

For further information including the tentative program, speakers and online registration, please click here

Lecture: Lakshman Kadirgamar, the Sri Lanka Conflict, and its Controversial End

The Cordoba Foundation takes great pleasure in inviting you to an evening lecture about the former Foreign Minister to Sri Lanka, the late Lakshman Kadirgamar, which will examine his ideas for the modern world and the threat posed by political violence to stability within and between states throughout the world:

Speaker: Professor Sir Adam Roberts (Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford) author of the book, ‘Democracy, Sovereignty, and Terror: Lakshman Kadirgamer on the Foundations of International Order’

The lecture  will be held on Wednesday 24th April 2013 at 6.30pm (for a 7.00pm start)

Attendance is by invitation and confirmation of names only.

Once confirmed, details of the venue will be sent to you

RSVP essential: events@thecordobafoundation.com

For more information please click here