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HifsaHaroon-IqbalMBEDLMPHIL Rev.MickWilliam
WestMidlandsRegionalPreventLead SeniorChaplain
Further& HigherEducation Staffo...
Tackling extremism in the UK
Report from the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Tackling
Radicalisation and Extremism December...
Prevent duty guidance: a consultation
December 2014
Higher education
50. Universities’ commitment to freedom of speech and...
63. Universities have a responsibility to care for their
students and we would expect, as part of the pastoral care
and su...
Defining chaplaincy
“…a service that draws on the experience, wisdom and
practices of specific religious communities in or...
1. Worship and other specifically religious
practices
2. Pastoral care
3. Raising questions of meaning, value and
purpose
Muslim Chaplaincy Conference
November 2014
• The Marks of Chaplaincy – From a Christian
Practitioners Perspective
• Multi-...
Muslims in Britain
• 2001 census found there were 1,600,000 Muslims in
the total population (2.7%)
• By 2011, this had ris...
Student Experiences include:
• Moving away from family and friends, many for the first time
• Encountering new ways of thi...
Chaplains in UK
• There are currently an estimated 450 Muslim chaplains in
England and Wales
• Just under 50% are based in...
Why IS Chaplaincy & Inter faith
understanding important?
Worship and other
specifically religious
practices
Case Study 1
F...
Watch this space.....
• A series of events looking at how we counter the most
common interpretations used to influence tho...
Contact Details
Mrs. Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL
West Midlands Regional Prevent
Lead Further and Higher
Education
Tel:
07872...
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Interfaith relations and facilities

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Interfaith relations and facilities
Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal, West Midlands Regional Prevent Lead Further & Higher Education
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)
Reverend Mick Williams, Stafford Chaplin
Staffordshire University

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Interfaith relations and facilities

  1. 1. HifsaHaroon-IqbalMBEDLMPHIL Rev.MickWilliam WestMidlandsRegionalPreventLead SeniorChaplain Further& HigherEducation StaffordshireUniversity Implementing the new Prevent statutory duty: understanding expectations and ensuring compliance UNIVERSITIES UK 22ND JUNE WOBURN HOUSE LONDON Chaplaincy & interfaith relations why should they matter?
  2. 2. Tackling extremism in the UK Report from the Prime Minister’s Task Force on Tackling Radicalisation and Extremism December 2013 5.2.1 Extremist preachers use some higher education institutions as a platform for spreading their messages. Universities must take seriously their responsibility to deny extremist speakers a platform. This is not about the government restricting freedom of speech – it is about universities taking account of the interests of all their students and their own reputations when deciding who they allow to use their institution as a platform. 5.2.4 The Task Force has agreed to work with universities and their student bodies to find trained Muslim chaplains who will be able to challenge extremist views on campuses and provide pastoral care for Muslim students. Although some universities have Muslim chaplains, they are not as widespread as Christian chaplains.
  3. 3. Prevent duty guidance: a consultation December 2014 Higher education 50. Universities’ commitment to freedom of speech and the rationality underpinning the advancement of knowledge means that they represent one of our most important arenas for challenging extremist views and ideologies. However, there is also a risk that some people may use higher education institutions as a platform for drawing people into terrorism. Universities must take seriously their responsibility to exclude those promoting extremist views that support or are conducive to terrorism.
  4. 4. 63. Universities have a responsibility to care for their students and we would expect, as part of the pastoral care and support available, there to be sufficient chaplaincy and pastoral support for all students according to the needs of the particular institution. This is seen as a key element of compliance with the duty. Support is available from the regional higher and further education Prevent co-ordinator. 72. We would expect the institution to have clear and widely available policies for the use of prayer rooms and other faith-related facilities. These policies should outline arrangements for managing prayer and faith facilities (for example an oversight committee) and for dealing with any issues arising from the use of the facilities. The policies and procedures should clearly set out the times and availability of such facilities and how out of hours access is managed
  5. 5. Defining chaplaincy “…a service that draws on the experience, wisdom and practices of specific religious communities in order to serve institutions or other settings that may or may not have a religious affiliation or ethos. This service of chaplaincy relates both to the institutions or settings themselves and to the individuals within them. It has three main dimensions: worship and other specifically religious practices; pastoral care; and ‘raising questions of meaning, value and purpose within the institution”
  6. 6. 1. Worship and other specifically religious practices 2. Pastoral care 3. Raising questions of meaning, value and purpose
  7. 7. Muslim Chaplaincy Conference November 2014 • The Marks of Chaplaincy – From a Christian Practitioners Perspective • Multi-Faith Chaplains and Chaplaincy: Who are they and what does it mean? • Evolving Muslim Identities
  8. 8. Muslims in Britain • 2001 census found there were 1,600,000 Muslims in the total population (2.7%) • By 2011, this had risen to 2,700,000 (4.7% of total UK population) • 2011 census estimated that there were 167,763 Muslim students in the UK (6%) • Muslims under the age of 25 years make up 48.39% of the populations compared to 30.74% overall
  9. 9. Student Experiences include: • Moving away from family and friends, many for the first time • Encountering new ways of thinking / new views and opinions • Making new friends • Financial hardship • Leaving behind the comfort of the school environment and ‘self learning” • Self-image and identity developing • Encountering new political / religious / ideas (‘radicalism’)
  10. 10. Chaplains in UK • There are currently an estimated 450 Muslim chaplains in England and Wales • Just under 50% are based in HM Prison Service (2013, Siddiqi, in Gilliat-Ray). • Educational settings – HE/ FE – Who? How? • 300 + Christian chaplains in HE • 30+ Muslim Chaplains • In HE Sector – Chaplaincy is essentially Christian with a range of faith advisors, faith support, volunteers and some part time and fewer fulltime, non-Christian Chaplains
  11. 11. Why IS Chaplaincy & Inter faith understanding important? Worship and other specifically religious practices Case Study 1 Friday Prayers on Campus Pastoral care Case Study 2 Pakistan ‘V’ India cricket Raising questions of meaning, value and purpose Case Study 3 ‘The Kuffar’ Case study 4 Eni Mevish
  12. 12. Watch this space..... • A series of events looking at how we counter the most common interpretations used to influence those most vulnerable to radicalisation • Sessions will provide delegates with a toolkit addressing issues including: • An historical understanding of origins of Islam • Terminology • Counter narrative to most oft used misconceptions (e.g. only Muslims are ‘believers’ as defined in Quran)
  13. 13. Contact Details Mrs. Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL West Midlands Regional Prevent Lead Further and Higher Education Tel: 07872-941129 Email: hifsa.iqbal@birmingham.gov.uk Rev. Mick Williams Senior Chaplain Staffordshire University Tel: 07887 - 655487 Email: m.williams@staffs.ac.uk

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