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Fostering Ethics – Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children

Virtual Conference – Thursday 25 June, 14.00 – 18.30 (BST)

A joint conference hosted by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies and CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) at the University of Cambridge – this event will explore the challenges and possibilities for a new ethics of care for orphaned or abandoned children in Muslim communities.

The adoption or fostering of children represents a complex issue in Islam, and a source of common misconceptions. The topic has gained increasing attention recently, given the reality of many Muslim children in foster care and the urgent needs of unaccompanied minors among refugees and migrants of Muslim background. This online conference brings together a number of academics and experts from the UK and abroad, to share relevant research and shed light on the issue from a variety of perspectives, including Islamic law and history, social science, and professional experience in care.

For a full programme and to register for the event please see the Eventbrite page:

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