FD Maurice 2020 Lecture Series: Lecture One
2 March 2020, 18:00 to 19:30 Please note: this event has passed
Bush House, Strand Campus, London
Lecture One: Religious pluralism: essential or challenge to liberal democracy?
Professor Mona Siddiqui is a renowned academic, writer and broadcaster. She is the first Muslim to hold a Chair in Islamic and Interreligious Studies and also holds the post of Assistant Principal for Religion and Society and Dean international for the Middle-East at the University of Edinburgh. Amongst her most recent publications are, 50 Ideas in Islam (Quercus, 2016), Muslim Christian Encounters 4 volumes, (Routledge, 2016) Hospitality in Islam: Welcoming in God’s Name (Yale UP, 2015), My Way: A Muslim Woman's Journey (IB Tauris, 2014), Christians, Muslims and Jesus (Yale University Press, 2013) and The Good Muslim: Reflections on Classical Islamic Law and Theology (Cambridge University Press, 2012).
Professor Siddiqui is also well known internationally as a public intellectual and a speaker on issues around religion, ethics and public life. She is a panellist on BBC Radio 4’s award winning The Moral Maze and has also appeared as a guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. In April 2016, she was invited by the Home Office to lead an independent review of shari`a councils in the UK; the report was published by the Home Office in February 2018. She served as an elected member of the Nuffield Council of Bioethics and as a member of the British Medical Associations’ Medical Ethics Committee until June 2018.
In 2011, she was awarded an OBE for her contribution to interfaith services. In April 2019, she received the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Hubert Walter Award for Reconciliation and Interfaith Cooperation.
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