MP for Tooting, Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice Secretary and Shadow Minister for London
Chairman of the Parole Board. Previously Director of Public Prosecutions of England and Wales 1998-2003.
Former Bishop of Oxford
Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Inter-faith Group
Former MP for Bermondsey & Old Southwark. Former Minister of State for Justice & Civil Liberties.
Former MP for Blackburn and former Co-chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia
Chairman of the Conservative Muslim Forum and Co-Chair of the Muslim Jewish Forum of Greater Manchester
Former MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood.
Former member, APPGs for Education and on Islamophobia and former History teacher
Director, Centre for Research and Evaluation in Muslim Education, Institute of Education
Director, Curriculum for Cohesion; Visiting Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Education; Research Fellow, Cambridge Muslim College
Curriculum for Cohesion is an inter-disciplinary research project that is developing a method for understanding the nature of religion in a multi-faith world, with a focus on Islam, to inform the practice of teachers, lecturers, prison officers 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.
Winner of the 2014 Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize.
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.
Friday, 15th May, 2015
The Cheryl Frank Memorial Prize 2014 has been awarded to Dr. Matthew L. N. Wilkinson
Saturday, 14th February, 2015
Curriculum for Cohesion is represented on a Remembering Srebrenica delegation to Bosnia