(NEW) Occasional Papers: The Role of Civil Society in Post-2015 Development Architecture

(NEW) Occasional Papers: The Role of Civil Society in Post-2015 Development Architecture

Occasional Papers is a publication of The Cordoba Foundation that provides a medium for diverse opinions, presenting a comprehensive view of the myriad perspectives pertaining to dialogue and cross-cultural exchange. This is done by publishing important contributions by experts and world leader

This issue explores the role of civil society in post-2015 dvelopment architecture from the perspective of equitable growth and inclusive development through insights from Dr Jemilah Mahmood, founder of MERCY Malaysia.

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NEW: The Question of Palestinian Independence in Light of the Islamic Law of Nations

NEW: The Question of Palestinian Independence in Light of the Islamic Law of Nations

Paper by Ismail Adam Patel

 

This issue of the Cordoba Papers addresses the Palestinian question from another and arguably unique angle. The whole question of Palestinian independence from an Islamic legal point of view is one that is very rarely posed, and even more so addressed adequately and thoroughly. Such an examination is crucial for the understanding of the question of Palestine for young academics, Palestinians, Muslims and others, keen on getting to grips with this issue away from the domination of the pure political narrative.

 

Ismail Adam Patel is an expert on this issue. His leadership for two decades of Friends of al-Aqsa; the leading UK organisation in education, information, campaigning, and advocacy on Palestine, as well as his own insights and understanding of the Islamic legal perspective on this complex issue, are invaluable to his excellent critique.

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Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding

Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding

Authored by Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Salam Institute for Peace and Justice & Georgetown University, USA), Mohammed Abu-Nimer (Salam Institute for Peace and Justice & American University, USA) and Amjad Mohamed-Saleem (The Cordoba Foundation)
This paper discusses Islamic traditions of peace and conflict resolution, and argues that nonviolent and the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This paper also discusses various community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world such as wasata (mediation), sulha (reconciliation) and hewar (dialogue). With this focus the paper seeks to identify the principles which can be used to justify Islamic teachings against violence and a process of resolving conflict.
This publication includes discussion of:
•    Broad ethics and teachings from an Islamic perspective on avoiding violent conflict.
•    How the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
•  How Peacebuilding and conflict resolution mechanisms in the Muslim contexts are informed by assumptions common across religio-cultural traditions
•   Examples of community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world
The MENA Report – Analysis and Insights from the Arab World (Vol 1 Issue 12)

The MENA Report – Analysis and Insights from the Arab World (Vol 1 Issue 12)

Aimed at European and Western readerships, the MENA Report aims to provide impartial, accurate and authoritative content and analysis, through The Cordoba Foundation’s unique access to rare and highly important primary sources in the Middle East and beyond

The MENA Report seeks to unpick and unravel some of this, and provide objective and strategic insights into events and developments in the region.

 

In this edition, we examine the complex relationship between Iran and the West in the light of the new nuclear deal that has taken place and the challenges for regional security

 

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The MENA Report – Analysis and Insights from the Arab World (Vol 1 Issue 11)

The MENA Report – Analysis and Insights from the Arab World (Vol 1 Issue 11)

Aimed at European and Western readerships, the MENA Report aims to provide impartial, accurate and authoritative content and analysis, through The Cordoba Foundation’s unique access to rare and highly important primary sources in the Middle East and beyond

The MENA Report seeks to unpick and unravel some of this, and provide objective and strategic insights into events and developments in the region.

In this edition, we examine the intellectual beginnings of the Muslim Brotherhood with a case study of the organisation in the United Kingdom

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Cordoba Papers: A Call to Action for Muslim Civil Society in Britain

Cordoba Papers: A Call to Action for Muslim Civil Society in Britain

This issue deals with mapping the British Muslim Civil Society.  It provides a vision for  British Muslim organisations to shape an adequate narrative which fits the requirements of a British society within a contemporary context, and contributing towards shaping Britain’s relationships with the Muslim world at a time of mutual interests of political, social and economic nature.

 

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Guide: An Introduction to Effective Lobbying & Campaigning

Guide: An Introduction to Effective Lobbying & Campaigning

The guide provides the targeted readership with practical guidelines and tips to ‘up-skilling’ with the necessary information, tools and guidance to become not just active but proactive citizens – and ultimately to play a better and more efective role in society.

 

As a sequel to Working with the Media guide released in 2008, this is the second in a series of training manuals produced by The Cordoba Foundation. The guide provides the targeted  readership with practical guidelines and tips to ‘up-skilling’ with the necessary information, tools and guidance to become not just active but proactive citizens – and ultimately to play a better and more effective role in society.

The guide aims to give our readers, in particular British Muslims, the knowledge and confdence to engage with lobbyists, politicians, campaigns and people of infuence to bring about changes – from addressing national and international issues by lobbying MPs and Ministers, to local issues such as services provided to the surrounding community and residential areas.

For more information about training courses or to book a training course, please click here

 

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