FD Maurice Lectures 2020: “Islamic Thought and Society: Shifting boundaries and Imaginations” – Professor Mona Siddiqui

King’s College London

2nd, 3rd and 4th March, 2020

You are invited to join us at King’s College London for an exciting lecture
series given by *Professor Mona Siddiqui* (University of Edinburgh).  She
will be delivering our annual FD Maurice lectures on 2nd, 3rd and 4th March and you are welcome to join for any evening or all three. The main
information (including Eventbrite sign up) is below.

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.

Lecture One.  Religious pluralism: essential or challenge to liberal
democracy?

18:00 – 19:30, Monday March 2, BUSH HOUSE Lecture Theatre 1 BH(S)1.01

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Lecture Two. Human Struggle in Islamic and Western cultures: al-Ghazali and Rainer Maria Rilke

18:00 – 19:30, Tuesday March 3, BUSH HOUSE Lecture Theatre 1 BH(S)1.01

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Lecture Three.  Rethinking Hospitality: food, friendship and faith

18:00 – 19:30, Wednesday March 4, KINGS BLDG K6.29 (Anatomy Lecture Theatre)

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