Date: November 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: The Elgar Concert Hall, Birmingham, UK
The Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies (TIMES) Post Graduate Forum, in collaboration with the National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) is delighted to invite to a one-day conference on the implications of expressing Islam in the public space.
This one-day conference offers security personnel and public sector practitioners the opportunity to explore and understand how expressions of Islam within the public domain can be interpreted by wider society. How they affect social governances and social cohesion.
The impact of ‘Islamism’ is increasingly being felt by communities across Europe. In the decade since the 7/7 bombings there has been a steady increase in the number of actual and attempted attacks against European targets. The increase in ‘Islamism’ is arguably leading to a social displacement of Muslim communities within the UK as measures to counter terrorism are seeing disproportionate numbers of Muslims being referred to security services. Often the grounds for referral raise questions over how expressions of faith and Islam in particular within the public space are perceived and interpreted.
This conference explores how expressions of Islam within the public space, in the current climate, impact upon governances within the personal, social and professional spheres.