“Faith in the City: communities, regeneration, interaction” is a free event that I will be facilitating at the Green Lane Masjid in Birmingham on 2nd November 2011.

The event will explore the way in which faith inspires and influences people to live, work and act in Birmingham’s diverse urban spaces. Bringing together individuals from different faith communities and organisations with researchers from within the social sciences at the University of Birmingham to consider a range of timely and relevant issues, some of the highlights will include:

Talks by some of Birmingham’s most dynamic organisations including Islamic Relief, St Peter’s Saltley Trust & Birmingham Citizens
A short film and discussion about the restoration of one of Birmingham’s historic buildings, the Grade II listed Green Lane Masjid
Presentations about cutting edge research being undertaken in the city of Birmingham and its surrounds
The launch of the findings from a University of Birmingham project exploring Islamophobia
The chance to help shape and inform future research and policy
An opportunity to observe Muslim congregational prayers

The event is free and forms a key part of the ESRC’s Festival of Social Science. A poster for the event can be downloaded here.

To attend the event, please confirm your attendance by forwarding your name and email address to me at c.allen.2@bham.ac.uk by the end of Friday 28th October 2011.

Further details about the event including maps, directions and registration information will be forwarded after registrations have closed.

If you are able to, it would be great if you could help with further publicising this event. Please pass details onto your networks, circulate or display the poster, or ‘tweet’ about it using the hashtag #faithinbrum.

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2 thoughts on ““Faith in the City: communities, regeneration, interaction

  1. Although I would love to attend, I am afraid I wont be able to. However, I am highly interested in the launch of the findings from a University of Birmingham project exploring Islamophobia. Is there any other way that I can learn about this – a website or document perhaps. Thank you

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