Research Report: Inside madrassas – Understanding and engaging with British-Muslim faith supplementary schools

Research Report: Inside madrassas – Understanding and engaging with British-Muslim faith supplementary schools

At present, there is a significant lack of understanding among policymakers and the wider public about madrassas. Very little of what features in public debates has been generated through rigorous research. The main source of public information stems from the media.

This report attempts to fill to gaps by providing new evidence about how British madrassas work, the impact they have on local communities, and their role in the educational, social and religious development of children.

The report investigates the three important challenges that face madrassas in the UK:

Lack of evidence about what work madrassas do and how they work
Concerns about the impact of madrassas on community cohesion and radicalisation
The influence of madrassas on children’s education and welfare.

 

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Cordoba Papers: No Enemy to Conquer

Cordoba Papers: No Enemy to Conquer

This issue deals with the concept of forgiveness and reconciliation by exploring real life stories and was presented by Michael Henderson at St Ethelburgas Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on the 18th of August 2010

 

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Discussion Paper on Preventing Violence and Extremism

Discussion Paper on Preventing Violence and Extremism

There is great concern about the seriousness of the allegations about the PVE program.  These concerns are emanating from real life stories which are giving rise to a culture of fear and mistrust.

 

For  organsisations like The Cordoba Foundation such concerns are disastrous for the work that we are doing.  Thus a lot more consultation and discussion will be needed to ensure that the program is amended to avoid such mistakes in the future.

 

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