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 leaders
This issue explores ‘The Universality of International Law in a Globalising World’ and highlights the keynote address given by Hishashi Owada, President of the International Court of Justice, at the London Muslim Centre on 20th January 2012, convened by the Pro Bono in the LMC
This report aims to provide an overview of the impact of the riots and present the causes & issues pertaining to them.
It also deals with the following:
- What may have motivated the people to take part in the riots.
- What motivated local people to come together to deal with the riots during and after the unrest.
- Outlines the importance of the link between values and social, economic and political issues concerning the riots.
- Highlight critical issues concerning the riots and what we can all do, both individually and collectively, to tackle the issues.
The Cordoba Foundation is organising an event to discuss this. Please click here for more details
This is a special issue in commemoration of the Srebrenica Memorial Day on the 11th of July with contributions from Dr Mustafa Ceric, the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovinia and Professor Enes Karic, Professor of Qur’anic Studies.
A special copy of the Friday sermon given by Dr Mustafa Ceric on this anniversary can be downloaded here
This issue explores the ‘ Qur’anic Concepts of the Ethics of Warfare: Challenging the Claims of Islamic Agressiveness‘ written by Dr Joel Hayward, the Dean of the Royal Air Force College and Co-Director of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies, Kings College London.
This issue highlights the keynote address ‘Bridging the Muslim and Western World for Peace and Development‘ from the World Muslim Leadership Forum: Muslim World in the Face of the New World Economic Order (organised by Faith Regen Foundation and the Asian Strategy and Leadership Institute) given by His Royal Highness Raja Nazrin Shah, Crown Prince of Perak, Malaysia on 7th October 2010.
Seldom has a concept been made use of and discussed as much as ‘Violent Extremism’. Of course questions are raised as to the root causes of violent extremism and how it is dealt with.
There are many challenges involved when trying to tackle and prevent violent extremism. It is important for those involved within social cohesion work that those who propogate the message of violence and harm to people should be dealt with. However recent reports by the Guardian and The Institute of Race Relations raises concerns about the viability of such programs for the future.
The Cordoba Foundation is very concerned that if the program is being implemented as it is currently being claimed, it is failing to address some of the root causes of the problems. It also is recommending certain steps to be considered for future implementation such as more consultation with a wider variety of stakeholders at the early stages of fund allocation.