Friday, April 25, 2008

Muslim Youth & the British Identity


Muslim Youth & the British Identity
Aims of the conference
· To enable young Muslims in Britain to understand the challenges facing them and how they can resolve them
· To empower young Muslims to engage themselves with institutions to make a positive change
· To enable young Muslims to recognise and value diversity and see how diversity can help them to progress
· To enable young Muslims to recognise issues dealing with leadership
· To enable young Muslims to become a better citizen and continue to contribute proactively to the wider society
Learning outcomes of the conference
At the end of the conference, the participants will become:
· More informed about the challenges they are facing in Britain
· More informed about engaging with established institutions and how they can work in partnership to create a
positive change
· Aware of the issues related to youth leadership and how it can be addressed
· A better citizen who will contribute positively towards the wider society
· More confident as a young Muslim growing up in Britain
Structure of the conference
This conference will be divided into three parts. They are:
Part 1 – Lectures
The following lectures will take place in this session:
Lecture 1 – Portrayal of Muslim youth in British Media – Dr. Noureddin Miladi – Lecturer in Media & Sociology at Northampton University
Lecture 2 – Engaging young Muslims in Politics – Meg Hillier (MP) – Home office Minister
Lecture 3 – Muslim youth & the British identity – Dr. Imran Alawiye (Author & Educationist)
Lecture 4 – Importance of youth leadership – Zareen Ahmed (CEO of British Muslim Forum)
Part 2 – Workshops
These workshops will be directly related to the above topics. They will be taken by Nida Trust facilitators. Feedback will be provided by each facilitator to the whole conference.
Part 3 – Panel Discussion
The panel members will include the following:
Lord Ahmed – House of Lords
Prof. David Ford – Head of the Divinity Faculty at Cambridge University
Zareen Ahmed – CEO, British Muslim Forum
Dr. Abdul Bari – Secretary General, MCB
Asgar Halim Rajput – National Council of Faiths and Beliefs in Further Education
Members from the floor will be invited to ask questions to the noble panellists for their views. These questions will vary fairly widely. It may include questions on inter – faith, political engagement, media, etc.
Topics discussed in the conference
The main title of the conference is Muslim Youth & the British Identity. In the conference, the following topics will be discussed in more detail:
· Portrayal of Muslim youth in British Media
· Engaging young Muslims in Politics
· Muslim youth & the British identity
· Importance of youth leadership
Target audience
This conference will expect the following people to attend:
· Muslim & Non - Muslim youth
· Muslim & Non – Muslim Community leaders
· Imams
· Teachers
· Councillors
· Youth workers
· Local authority officials
· Government officials
Time & Date
10am to 5pm
Saturday 26th April 2008
Islamic Cultural Centre (Regents Park Mosque)
146 Park Rd, London, NW8 7RG

Fee: £5 (Incl. lunch from restaurant & refreshments)

Abdul wahid
Director of Youth Development, Nida Trust




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