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Islam Faith & Culture Project

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The Islam Faith & Culture project, based in the House of Wisdom reading room at Gladstone's Library, has been set up to address one of the key social conundrums of contemporary society - the relationship between Muslims and non-Muslims. Our aim is to promote understanding of the contributions of Islam as a faith and Muslims as rich and vital communities in the modern world by providing a new space for mutual learning and engagement.

The core of the project is our new (soon to be launched) Islamic reading room, which we have named the 'House of Wisdom' after one of the greatest and most influential libraries of the Islamic 'Golden Age'. Covering a range of theological and social science areas of Islamic Studies, we hope this will be a valuable resource both to scholars in the field and for those wishing to find out more about Islam and Muslim communities in the modern world. We are also running a programme of Islam themed events and courses, such as the excellent 'Introduction to Islam' run by Chris Hewer.

The reading room and the courses are intended to offer meaningful spaces for dialogue and engagement. We are therefore working closely with Muslim communities in North Wales to make sure the resource is locally relevant and helps to promote inter-community understanding and cohesion in the area. Please explore some of the resources on the website to find out more. For any further enquiries or to get involved do get in touch at islam.project@gladlib.org

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