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 –

Tickets: £15 Regular / £5 for concessions

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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?


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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?


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: | 020 7 456 1062

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.


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.


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

Film Screening: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

Film Screening: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

The Cordoba Foundation & the Polish Expats Association will host the film screening of ‘Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Journey’ on the 14th of May at the Muath Trust in Birmingham.

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?


Critical Platform: The Arab Spring – Three Years On

Critical Platform: The Arab Spring – Three Years On

Since the start of the Arab Revolutions three years ago, the Middle East and North Africa has witnessed a kaleidoscope of dramatic developments. These range from free and fair elections to the violent suppression of change. important questions abound regarding the present and future scenarios such as addressing the festering crises in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere.

Join the timely seminar to explore further with the following experts:

  • Dr Maha Azzam – Associate Fellow, MENA Programme, Chatham House
  • Oliver McTernan – Director of Forward Thinking
  • Dr Omar Ashour – Lecturer in Middle East politics and director of the Middle East graduate studies program, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, Exeter Universty
  • Dr Anas Altikriti – CEO, The Cordoba Foundation


Date & Time: Thursday 20th March: 6.30pm-9pm

Venue: Queen Mary, University of London

Free Entry. All Welcome !!!

To register, please click here

Cordoba Seminars – 11th February 2014

Cordoba Seminars – 11th February 2014

The Cordoba Foundation & the Enough Coalition Against Islamophobia invite you to a roundtable as part of the Cordoba Seminar Series:

Title – European Muslims: Citizenship & Islamophobia

Speaker – Dr Konrad Pedziwiatr (Cracow University of Economics & Tischner European University, Krakow, Poland)

Venue: London Muslim Centre – Visitors Centre (46 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1X – closest tubes: Aldgate East / Whitechapel)

Date and Time: 11th February 2014, 5.45pm

Entrance is free, but spaces limited.  Booking is essential!!!

To make a booking please contact / 020 8991 3372

Book Launch: The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shari’ah and the Halal Industry

Book Launch: The Parameters of Halal and Haram in Shari’ah and the Halal Industry

The subject of Halal and Haram, notably meat, and meat products, is of central importance to Muslims with growing focus on ethical aspects of meat production, food safety and cleanliness, and the welfare of animals demanding greater attention. But there is more to the Halal industry than simply meat. The issue of Hala touches many areas of Muslim life. Because the industry is driven by the market realities of supply and demand, better understanding of Islamic principles is vital.

Professor Hashim Kamali will be offering his unique insight and expertise (from Islamic jurisprudence) into this matter whilst sharing the Malaysian Experience.

Date & Time: 23rd September 2013, Doors open at 6.30pm

Venue: Initiatives of Change, 24 Greencoat Place, London, SW1P 1RD. Near Victoria Station (Please click here for a map and directions to the venue)


Please click here to book your place.