The Islamic Society at the University of Nottingham is hosting its biggest annual event; Islam Awareness Week from 23rd – 27th February 2009. Each year, Islam Awareness Week brings together people from many diverse backgrounds encouraging and promoting dialogue based on mutual understandings.
The aim of this week is to raise awareness and remove misconceptions surrounding Britain’s second largest faith group. There is a desperate need for awareness and understanding of the true teachings of Islam as sadly, Islam and Muslims are often portrayed as unreasonable, fanatical, intolerant, violators of human rights and oppressors of women. These misunderstandings breed suspicion, discrimination, racism and even violence. We believe that through awareness and understanding we can create better relations, develop tolerance, respect and harmony both on campus and in wider society.
This year, the focus will be on ‘Islam in the Modern World’ with lectures on topics such as the current financial crisis, social problems, common misconceptions and women in Islam being addressed in the light of the 21st century. Islam Awareness Week provides a platform for finding out more about these issues and improving understanding.
The week will be packed with exhibitions, inspirational talks, stalls, food court and end of week concert. Look out for our posters and stalls all around campus.