UK – Pakistan event

The second part of the UK-Pakistan Minority-Majority Project is now fixed for Tuesday 12th March 3-8pm at the Memon Centre, 3 Weir Road, Balham, SW12 0LT (nearest tubes: Clapham South and Balham).

The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP (Minister for International Development) will be speaking, along with Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Anwar Akhtar (The Samosa), Humera Khan (An-Nisa Society) and others.

The conference is interactive and will look at the following minority-majority themes:

  • What Is Your Story?  Personal life stories from members of the Pakistan Diaspora, using memorabilia and reflection.
  • Our Communities.  What is the wider picture? How can the Pakistan Diaspora make a positive contribution to the future of Pakistan? How can the people of Pakistan support the Diaspora here?
  • What Is, What Might Be?  Reflections from our guests from Pakistan and consideration of smart, strategic and beneficial links between communities in the UK and Pakistan.

This is the last of LBFN’s twinned Olympic Truce initiatives involving local communities and promises to be an inspiring occasion, exploring practical and positive ways of working together in the future.  Local and senior religious and community leaders from the Pakistan diaspora, academics, school and madressa head teachers, scholars, representatives from minority and majority communities in the UK are all welcome.  Our visitors from Pakistan will also be with us.

Our partners are Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network (who is organising the London event) and Stockwell Green Community Services (who organised the Pakistan events).  We are grateful to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for supporting this project and for the Department for International Development for its co-operation.

The Samosa is currently working with the RSA on a film project to support civil society organisations in Pakistan.  The An-Nisa Society has recently launched Faith,Khidmah and Citizenship: Connecting Spirituality and Social Action to Build Civil Society.

Please pass this invitation on to your own networks, particularly those which have links with Pakistan.  Let me know if you would like to take part – attendance is free of charge, but places are limited and registration essential.

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One thought on “UK – Pakistan event

  1. Dear Catriona

    I am interested in this event but don’t want to take a place from someone who might make better use of it than sit and absorb like a sponge. Is Imam Suliman on your mailing list? I’d like to invite Farouk Valimahomed who is the chair of Balham Mosque Council failing that at some point to ask what he thinks of the An-Nisa report. The email address I have for him is bpi39@aol.com that’s his business address.

    We ought to have a catch up soon? Do you plan to stand still at any point ;-)

    Best wishes

    Susanne

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