Islam UK Seminar Series 2017: Professor Nasar Meer

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King Edward VII Avenue

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Islam UK Seminar Series 2017

The Islam UK Centre runs a free annual public lecture series each Spring. Speakers come from across the UK and overseas to give details of the latest research available.

Speaker: Professor Nasar Meer

Title: ‘Liberal citizenship, multiculturalism and Muslims in Europe’

This first seminar in our series is organised in partnership with Citizens Cymru Wales. Following Professor Meer’s talk, Citizens Cymru Wales will lead a discussion of ‘citizenship in action’, looking at the group's ‘Dignity in Burial’ campaign. For more details, see page 10 of this brochure.

Nasar Meer is Professor of Comparative Citizenship and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include: Islam and Modernity Vol 1-4 (Ed, 2017-Routledge); Interculturalism and Multiculturalism: Debating the Dividing Lines (co-ed, 2016- Edinburgh); Citizenship, Identity and the Politics of Multiculturalism: The Rise of Muslim Consciousness (2015, 2nd Edition-Palgrave). In 2016 he was awarded the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s (RSE) Thomas Reid Medal for Excellence.

[www.nasarmeer.com]

Email address: nasar.meer@strath.ac.uk

The opening event in our Public Seminar Series 2017 is held in partnership with Citizens Cymru Wales, a diverse alliance of civil society organisations committed to training local people to improve their communities through collective action for the common good. The Centre has worked with Citizens Cymru Wales on several projects since last November, when the Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life visited Cardiff. Professor Sophie Gilliat-Ray is one of the Commissioners, along with Chair Dominic Grieve QC MP.

The event begins with a talk by Nasar Meer, Professor in Comparative Citizenship and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde. Following his seminar and a time for questions from assembled guests, we will learn about a practical example from the centre's own locality. Leaders from Citizens Cymru Wales have conducted a ‘community listening exercise’ which has identified grief among Muslim families who are sometimes unable to bury their loved ones according to Islamic teaching. Citizens Cymru Wales has brought people together across the boundaries of race, faith and community to prepare a campaign called "Dignity in Burial". There will be short presentations from key participants and then an open debate, and all voices are welcome.

Muslim burial raises questions about place-making, identity, belonging, and civic engagement, and this post- seminar discussion provides an opportunity for open consideration of the issues. We will hear sociological, theological, political, and community perspectives, and the discussion will inform Citizens Cymru Wales's campaign.

Chair: Jonathan Cox, Citizens UK Deputy Director Citizens UK / Lead Organiser, Citizens Cymru Wales

For more details about the rest of the lectures series go to: 2017 Public Seminar Page

Or visit our website here

Please note: that photographs and a video will be taken of the lectures. Cardiff University will assume the consent of all those in attendance and those that appear in the media footage taken. Photographs and videos are taken with the view to use in University and link organisations' websites, marketing materials and related media coverage. If you DO NOT agree to this please inform a staff member on the evening. If you do wish to withdraw permission at a later date you must inform Mark Bryant in writing (BryantMW@cardiff.ac.uk).

There is no need to print out tickets; there will be a registration list at the venue.

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Committee Rooms 1 & 2

Glamorgan Building

King Edward VII Avenue

Cardiff

CF10 3WT

United Kingdom

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