Our Mosques Our Future was a one-day conference on 20 January 2018 that saw over 400 mosque leaders and activists across the UK come together to explore the evolving role of the mosque in 21st century Britain under the theme #MoreThanaPrayerSpace
Speakers on 20 January 2018 including Imam Abid Salik of York Mosque, Maryam Hassam of Hyderi Islamic Centre and Ishtiaq Ahmed of Bradford Council for Mosques, shared their inspiring stories of how their local mosques have excelled in fields such as outreach work, supplementary school provision and social care delivery.
Difficult questions on the challenges faced by mosques in Britain were also tackled at the conference including Islamophobia, governance good practice and access for women, as well as other workshops on creating safe spaces for young people, disability inclusion and dealing with the media.
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Watch the TED style talks from the Our Mosques Our Future conference here
“It was great to see such a wide mix of attendees from ethnic backgrounds, religious traditions and geographic locations today.”
Thank you for a well-organised and smoothly run conference. It’s very heartening to see such levels of professionalism and commitment from the young generation.”
“The workshops were fantastic, especially the workshop on ‘How to recruit volunteers’ – in my opinion every mosque management team needs to attend that workshop!”
“I’m so pleased you have created a hub and some well overdue leadership on the important issue of the future of our mosques.”
“It’s clear that 11 months of planning has gone into this event. Cudos to everyone involved and I am looking forward to next year’s conference already!”