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MBRN conference INSIDE OUT: Reflexivity and Methodology in Research with British Muslims

MBRN conference with Cardiff University Islam-UK Centre, ‘INSIDE OUT: Reflexivity and Methodology in Research with British Muslims’   The latest MBRN event took place on 10th September 2014 at Cardiff University. It combined a conference exploring the themes of methodology and reflexivity, a roundtable research update and networking lunch, and keynote speech from Professor Ron Geaves, former …

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MBRN panel at the 2015 British Association of Islamic Studies conference

MBRN panel at the 2015 British Association of Islamic Studies conference, University of London   BRAIS 2015 THE SECOND ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES London, 13–15 April 2015  Senate House, University of London In Collaboration with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London

Poverty and British Muslims: Identifying Problems and Proposing Solutions

MBRN event with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies   Introduction   The Muslims in Britain Research Network, together with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, held a joint event in Oxford on Wednesday 16th, September. The thematic focus of the day was ‘Poverty and British Muslims’, and featured a keynote presentation by Professor Anthony Heath, academic responses, and …

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Islam and Peaceful Relations

MBRN conference with the Centre for Trust, Peace, and Social Relations, University of Coventry   Islam has been an important force for peace in the world historically and now. Peace is integral to Islamic theology and Muslim ethos, either as part of the individual’s personal experience or the wider context of maintaining peaceful relations in society. …

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Exploring Contemporary Muslim Art, Culture and Heritage in Britain

In association with the Dept of Theology & Religion at the University of Birmingham   This one-day Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) conference will create space for critical dialogue and community exchange by bringing aspiring and established Muslim artists and cultural producers together with eminent scholars and researchers, policymakers and arts funders. The conference …

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Populist Politics and the Minority Voice: British Muslims, Extremisms and Inclusion

In partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London (KCL), University of London:   Event Description A one-day Muslims in Britain Research Network (MBRN) conference organised in partnership with the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King’s College London (KCL), University of London 19 April 2018 Themes include: Muslim activism and …

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British Muslim Charitable Organisations: A Best Practice Forum

 In partnership with the Muslim Charities Forum and the Humanitarian Academy for Development   This event is for scholars and practitioners working in, working with or researching Muslim charities that are based in the United Kingdom but conduct charitable activities throughout the world. British Muslim INGOs have been in operation in the UK since the …

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BRITISH MUSLIMS AND COVID-19

British Muslims and Covid-19: Impacts, Experiences and Responses   Symposium Overview   Research on Covid-19 highlighted its disproportionate impact on Black and Asian Minority Ethnic groups (BAME) communities (Public Health England, 2020). However, these studies only offer a limited understanding of the particularity of experiences within the umbrella category BAME. For instance, there is only limited …

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Phase 1: Before 6 th century BCE: The Gurukulas of the Ancient Hindu Period

India has a long history of higher education that goes back to ancient times and even before the Aryans. Not much is known about forms of education prior to the Aryans. However the Aryans had well-developed systems of Higher Education (HE) and the institutions that imparted this education while not being in the model of …

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Phase 2: 6th Century BC to 10th century BCE: The Viharas of Buddhist-led Period

During this period, we see the growth of Buddhism and Buddhist rule in India. As the Buddhist political leadership grew so did their influence on Higher Education in India, usually fuelled by patronage from Buddhist rulers. According to Basu, this led to an improvement in institutions of higher learning, which built upon the Gurukula model …

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