Curriculum for Cohesion

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Rt Hon Sadiq Khan

MP for Tooting, Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Secretary and Shadow Minister for London

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Professor Chris Husbands

Director, UCL Institute of Education

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Sir David Calvert-Smith QC

Chairman of the Parole Board. Previously Director of Public Prosecutions of England and Wales 1998-2003.

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HRH Princess Badiya of Jordan

Former Chair of Mosaic

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Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE

Senior Rabbi of West London Synagogue

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Lord Harries of Pentregarth

Former Bishop of Oxford
Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Inter-faith Group

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Dr Edward Kessler MBE

Executive Director, The Woolf Institute, Cambridge

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Ms Christine Counsell

University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

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Sir Anthony Figgis KCVO CMG

Chairman of the Royal Over-Seas League

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Right Reverend Dr Richard Cheetham

Bishop of Kingston

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Ms Sarah Teather MP

MP for Brent Central

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Rt Hon Simon Hughes

MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark. Minister of State for Justice & Civil Liberties.

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Mr Tim Winter

Shaykh Zayed Lecturer in Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge

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Ms Mary Earl

Lecturer in Education, University of Cambridge

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Mr John Keast OBE

Chair 2011-2014, Religious Education of England & Wales

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Dr Sean Lang

Senior Lecturer, History, Anglia Ruskin University and Chair, Better History Forum

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Professor Roy Bhaskar

World Scholar, UCL Institute of Education

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Dr Julia Ipgrave

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Education, University of Warwick

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Mr Farooq Murad

Secretary-General 2010-2014, Muslim Council of Britain

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Mr Fabian Hamilton

MP for Leeds North East and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Education

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Mr Aaqil Ahmed

BBC Commissioning Editor Religion and BBC Head of Religion & Ethics

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Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari MBE

Trustee, East London Mosque

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Rt Hon Jack Straw

MP for Blackburn and Co-chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia

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Mr Mohammed Amin

Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum and Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester

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Mr Abu Akeem

UK Programmes Officer, Muslim Aid and Curriculum for Cohesion Donor

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Mr Eric Ollerenshaw OBE

MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood
Member, APPGs for Education and on Islamophobia and former History teacher

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Dr Farid Panjwani

Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education, Institute of Education

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Dr Matthew LN Wilkinson

Director, Curriculum for Cohesion; Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education; Research Fellow, Cambridge Muslim College

Institutions Involved

Woolf Institute

Cambridge Muslim College

UCL Institute of Education

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About Us

Curriculum for Cohesion is developing a method for understanding religion in a multi-faith world, with a focus on Islam, for the use of teachers, lecturers and the judiciary.

We are neither a religious nor an advocacy organisation, but rather aim to foster excellence in the useful study of religion in multi-faith society in an atmosphere of open inquiry.

New book

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A Fresh Look at Islam in a Multi-Faith World provides a comprehensive approach to thinking and teaching systematically and deeply about Islam and Muslims in a multi-faith world. It makes the case for a contemporary educational philosophy, called Islamic Critical Realism, to help young Muslims surmount the challenges that they face in their interaction and relationships with non-Muslims and vice versa.

The book explains how this Islamic Critical Realist approach can serve the interpretation of the core, basic elements of Islamic doctrine and practice, so that these essential features of the Muslim way of life can help, rather than hinder, Muslim young people to fulfill themselves and to contribute positively to life in multi-faith democracies.

Finally, the book shows how the Islamic critical realist approach can be used by History, Religious Education and Citizenship teachers to help young Muslims learn deeply and engage successfully with multi-faith society in a globalizing world.

Hardcover available now on Amazon.co.uk at this link.
Paperback available in April 2015.

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Latest News

Monday, 24th November, 2014
Wednesday, 19 November. Professor Roy Bhaskar, our Lead Academic Advisor, passes away.

Thursday, 13th November, 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014. Professor Alan Norrie joins the Academic Advisory Team of Curriculum for Cohesion

Thursday, 13th November, 2014
Tuesday 4 November. Curriculum for Cohesion contributes to the PGCE in Religious Studies at the Department of Education, University of Cambridge

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