TAKING PART - Final Report Launch Event
31 January 2013, 7:00 - 8.30 pm, Bishopsgate Institute, London
Launch of the final report from the large 30-month study of Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance at Bristol University.
Research findings and public policy insights on issues such as Muslim-government relations, integration, equality, participatory democracy, and countering extremism.
For more details visit http://www.bris.ac.uk/ethnicity/takingpart.pdf (pdf, 650kb).
Report now released: "Taking Part: Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance" (pdf, 5.5mb)
Dr Therese O’Toole spoke in dialogue with Sir Trevor Phillips, Dominic Grieve MP, and Professor Kim Knott at the first AHRC/ESRC Westminster Faith Debate, chaired by Professor Linda Woodhead and Rt Hon. Charles Clarke (8 Feb 2012, pictured above).
The Westminster Faith Debate was on “Religion in Superdiverse Societies”:
Press coverage of Dr O’Toole’s remarks at the debate:
On 19 September 2012, the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at Bristol University held an event on ‘The Politics of Religious Diversity’ at Toynbee Hall, East London. It featured research presentations from two major ongoing academic projects at the Centre: MPCG and ACCEPT Pluralism. A high profile panel of Kris Hopkins MP, Sunder Katwala, and Fiyaz Mughal, chaired by Professor Tariq Modood, responded to the presentations. An audience of about 70 from universities, local government, faith groups, think tanks, and civil society organisations contributed with questions and debate (download the full report, pdf 540kb, or visit the event website).
The MPCG project held a dissemination event at the Brick Lane Mosque in East London on 29 November 2012, in partnership with the Swadhinata Trust. Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas (pictured right) gave a presentation of research findings from the project to an audience from local organisations and Bengali media. Seated from left to right in the photograph are Sajjad Miah (VP Brick Lane Mosque), Cllr Rajib Ahmed (speaker, Tower Hamlets), Ghaffar Hussain (Quilliam), Dr Nazneen Ahmed (Oxford University), Julie Begum (Swadhinata Trust), Nojmul Hussain (Prevent Manager, Tower Hamlets), and Cllr Muhammad Abdul Mukit MBE who each gave short remarks. The event focused on issues of countering extremism and adjusting to the increasingly restrictive funding of faith groups.