There’s plenty on in London over the next few weeks for LBFN folk – please use the comment box to add your own suggestions.
Image: Hajj certificate (detail). 17th–18th century AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Khalili Family Trust).
Hajj – journey to the heart of Islam opens at the British Museum, WC1, today (until 15th April) to favourable reviews and previews. £12 (free to members).
There’s an invitation for pilgrims to add their most vivid memory of Hajj on the British Museum website – some Londoners have already contributed.
The synagogues of Britain: an architectural and social heritage. Talk by Sharman Kadish at Chadwick Lecture Theatre, UCL, Gower Street, WC1. Monday 27th February, 6.15pm. Free.
Faith Debates from the Religion and Society Research Programme at RUSI, 61 Whitehall, SW1A 2ET at 5.30 – 7pm. Free: register with firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 8th February Religious Identity in ‘Superdiverse’ Societies with Therese O’Toole, Kim Knott, Trevor Phillips & Dominic Grieve.
- 22nd February What’s the Place of Faith in Schools? with Richard Dawkins, John Pritchard, Robert Jackson & Jim Conroy.
- 7th March What have we learned about Radicalisation? with Mat Francis, Mark Sedgwick, Marat Shterin, Mehdi Hasan & Ed Husain.
- 21st March What role for Religious Organisations in an era of Shrinking Welfare? with Sarah Johnsen, Adam Dinham, Peter Smith & David Blunket.
- 18th April What Limits to Religious Freedom? with Peter Jones, Maleiha Malik, Lisa Appignanesi & Julia Neuberger.
- 2nd May What are the main Trends in Religion and Values in Britain? with Linda Woodhead, Grace Davie, Cole Moreton & Aaqil Ahmed.
After the Riots – from blame to positive action, a one-day forum to understand different perspectives on the underlying civic, moral, political and social perspectives, organised by Initiatives of Change, The Cordoba Foundation and Civil Society Forum on Wednesday, 1st February 10am – 5pm at Initiatives of Change Centre, 24 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1RD. Speakers include Dr Peter Selby. Free: download a registration form here and send to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roots and Rise of Islamophobia in Europe Saturday 4th February 1.15pm, Finsbury Park Mosque, 7–11 St Thomas’s Rd, N4 2QH. Free: register with email@example.com.
Together Thursday 2nd February at 6pm – talk by Richard Sennett at RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ. Living with people who differ – racially, ethnically, religiously, or economically – is one of the most difficult challenges facing us today. It requires more than goodwill: it requires skill. Free: register here.
2012 Inter Faith Walks – a special meeting with South London Inter Faith Group on Thursday 8th February 6.30-8pm (including hot vegetarian meal) at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, SE1. Get tips on organising a walk in your own borough during the weekend of 14th – 15th July, bringing together people from many different religious traditions. Upload your invitation here.
Reclaiming London Together – a meeting to promote collaboration for London’s young people after the 2011 disturbances, organised by Faiths Forum for London with the Fayre Share Foundation on Monday 5th March. £15 each (under 24s free), with Boris Johnson, Camila Batmanghelidjh and Rt Revd Christopher Chessun.
Religion, Civil Religion and the Common Good Conference at London Metropolitan University, 20th-21st June. £60 (£35 for one day). Papers invited. Contributors include Dr Patrick Riordan, S.J., Heythrop College, University of London.
Inter Faith Network for the UK – the latest newsletter is packed with information.
Holocaust Memorial Day is being marked across London this week and over the weekend – see the list of borough events.