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Conflict and the Search for Justice

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Conflict, Imagination and the Search for Justice - Professor Mona Siddiqui

Mona Siddiqui joined the University of Edinburgh’s Divinity school in December 2011 as the first person to hold a chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies. She also holds the posts of Assistant Principal for Religion and Society and Dean international for the Middle-East at the University of Edinburgh. Her research areas are primarily in the field of Islamic jurisprudence and ethics and Christian-Muslim relations. Amongst her most recent publications are 50 Ideas in Islam (Quercus, 2016), Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (Yale UP, 2015), Christian, Muslims and Jesus (Yale UP, 2013). She is well known internationally as a public intellectual and a speaker on issues around religion, ethics and public life. She is a regular commentator in the media, known especially for her appearances on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland’s Thought for the Day, as well as being a panellist on The Moral Maze. She chairs the BBC’s Religious Advisory Committee in Scotland and in 2017, chaired an independent inquiry into Sharia councils, commissioned by the Home Office. She is fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and in 2011 she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services.

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