First lecture in the Islam and Social Justice series organised by the Intersectional Centre for Inclusion and Social Justice (INCISE).
About Sheikha Halima Krausen
Born in Aachen, Germany, Halima Krausen was raised by a Catholic-Protestant family but became Muslim in her early teens. Now, Krausen is the Imam of Hamburg Mosque for the German-speaking Muslims. Studying with visiting Muslim scholars and learning Arabic, Krausen eventually traveled extensively in the Muslim world.
In 1985, Krausen became a founding member of the Inter-Religious Dialogue Center at the Department of Theology at Hamburg University. In 1993, she helped found the Initiative for Islamic Studies and became head of the German-speaking community.
In 1992, Krausen completed her studies in Islamic Law and Theology, Islamic Studies, Christian Theology and Comparative Religion. Also, Krausen was involved with the team that created German translations of the Qur’an with commentary. She also conducted a partial translation of the Hadith. She contributed to several books (including World Religions, Central Themes in Comparison, edited by Professor Bee Scherer, director of INCISE) on interfaith studies and wrote a number of articles on various Islamic and inter-religious subjects. She teaches regularly in London and across Europe and is particularly interested in inter-faith dialogue. She joined a circle that involved Buddhist, Hindu, Chrsitian, and Muslim experts who were interested in taking dialogue past the intellectual and applying it to culture.
The lecture will take place in the Laud building, ground floor room Lg16 - Lecture Theatre 1 at Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road, CT1 1QU.