The Iqbal Centre is proud to announce the launch of its new Islam & Feminism Critical Reading Group. The CRG aims to serve as a bridge between the academy and the community and will be a chance to discuss issues pertaining to gender and Islam within the safe space of the university. The CRG will run from November 2018 – July 2019. Participants will be provided with a full reading list outlining core required reading and recommended texts for those wishing to further explore areas of interest. Whilst the CRG is aimed primarily at Muslim women, it is also open to women of other faith traditions and none, and to staff and students of the University of Leeds. There are no academic prerequisites however spaces are very limited (max of 15 places) so budding participants are asked to register their interest by setting out briefly how participation in the CRG will be of benefit to them (in terms of work, education, personal/spiritual development, etc.). This can be done by completing the enquiry form available here http://iqbalcentre.leeds.ac.uk/contact-us/.
The CRG is organized and facilitated by Sofia Rehman, Phd Candidate at the University of Leeds. Visit the Critical Madrasa Studies page of the Iqbal Centre website for more information.