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Muslim Institute (virtual) Annual Winter Gathering '2020: The Extended Present'


Saturday 12 Dec 2020, 10:45 — 18:00


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Muslim Institute (virtual) Annual Winter Gathering '2020: The Extended Present'

The Muslim Institute Winter Gathering is a much-anticipated highlight in the MI calendar. Although we may not be making our way to Sarum College this year, we will, instead, gather virtually on 12 December 2020 to discuss our theme '2020: The Extended Present'.

As well as a series of lively and thought-provoking panel discussions, we will end the day with an open mic hour so let us know if you wish to contribute a performance or reading.

Email [email protected] to register.



Saturday 12 December


Introduction with Ehsan Masood (MI Chair of Trustees) and Samia Rahman (MI Director)



Against the New Normal: Covid and Our Futures

Ziauddin Sardar, Merryl Wyn Davies and C Scott Jordan (CPPFS)



Black Lives Matter

Hassan Mahamdallie (Arts Consultant and Theatre Creative), Kinsi Abdulleh (NUMBI Arts)


1.30-2pm (break)



The Limits of Sanity in a Crazy World

Khaldoon Ahmad (Psychiatrist), Halima Gosai Hussain (Inclusive Mosque Initiative), Leyla Jagiella (Cultural Anthropologist and Scholar of Religion), Sahil Warsi (Social Anthropologist)



Covid, Climate Change and Chaos

Hirra Khan Adeogun (Possible), Muzammal Hussain (Wisdom in Nature), Shanon Shah (Faith for the Climate)



Storytelling in an Age of Pandemia

Uzma Ali (Poet and Author), Iftikhar Malik (Historian) and Medina Whiteman (Author)



Open mic

Please let us know if you wish to recite a poem, sing a song, read an extract from a piece of writing, or perform in any way.