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December 2009, Issue 1

Dialogue Society Celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Dialogue Society Celebrated its 10th Anniversary with a Dinner & Awards Ceremony, 17/11/09

The Dialogue Society celebrated its 10th anniversary with a Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the Renaissance Chancery Court on 17th November 2009.

The event was attended by 300 guests: 35 Parliamentarians including Ministers and frontbench members as well as senior civil servants, opinion-makers, pre-eminent academics, editors, Ambassadors to the UK, community representatives, and many other public figures.

The event featured keynote speeches by Mr Shahid Malik, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for DCLG; Mr Bill Rammell, Minister of State for the Armed Forces; Dr Julian Lewis, Shadow Defence Minister and Mr Chris Huhne, Shadow Home Affairs Secretary. All four speakers united in their praise for the consistent and utterly important work of the Dialogue Society.

The Anniversary dinner highlighted the work and achievements of the Dialogue Society over the past ten years with Awards of Appreciation being presented to those who have supported the Society in its work.

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Roundtable with Paul Goodman MP on 'Islam & Moderation'

Roundtable Discussion with Paul Goodman on Islam & Moderation, 30/10/09 30/10/09 - Dialogue Society was proud to host Paul Goodman MP, Shadow Minister for DCLG, at a roundtable discussion which saw an excellent turnout of guests from the political, academic and media sector. Paul's insightful and thought-provoking speech was followed by lively discussion.

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Roundtable with the Danish Ambassador to the UK

Roundtable with the Danish Ambassador to the UK, 28/10/0928/10/09 - Dialogue Society was proud to host His Excellency Birger Riis-Jørgensen, the Danish Ambassador to the UK for a roundtable discussion entitled 'Integration and Faith: Denmark's Experience'. The event was attended by leading politicians, Ambassadors and pre-eminent academics.

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Successful book launch at the Dialogue Society: "Muslims of Europe: The 'Other' Europeans" by Dr H.A. Hellyer

Successful book launch at Dialogue: Muslims of Europe: The 'Other' Europeans by Dr H.A. Hellyer, 13/10/0913/10/09 - Dialogue Society saw a full house of guests attend the book launch of the latest publication by Dr H.A Hellyer, a well renowned expert on Muslims in Europe. The event featured a book review and appraisal by Prof Steven Greer, an authority on human rights law from Bristol University. Dr Hellyer responded to Prof Greer's comments while also outlining the main arguments of his book. The main talks were followed by a lively Q&A session which saw many questions/comments put to the author by civil servants, academics, community representatives and the media. The event concluded with a drinks reception.

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Lecture at LSE by Dialogue Society Director on the Gulen Movement

Lecture at LSE by Dialogue Society Director on the Gulen Movement, 21/11/2009

21/11/09 - Ozcan Keles, Dialogue Society Executive Director, delivered a lecture at the London School of Economics & titled 'Achieving Peace Through Education and Dialogue: The Gulen Movement' as part of a day-long conference organised by INFORM. The Conference focused on new movements originating from the Islamic tradition. The event was very well attended and took place at the Hong Kong Theatre in Clement House. To listen to the lecture and for more information please click on the link below.

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Dialogue Society at the Conservative Party Conference

Dialogue at the Conservative Party Conference, 05/10/2009

05/10/2009 - The Dialogue Society took part at this year's Conservative Party annual conference for the first time. There was much interest in the Dialogue Society with many Shadow Cabinet members visiting the Dialogue exhibition stall to learn more. For photos please click below.

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Dialogue Society at the Labour Party Conference

Dialogue at the Labour Party Conference, 27/09/09

27/09/09 - For the first time, the Dialogue Society exhibited at the Labour Party annual conference held in September in Brighton this year. Six Cabinet members visited the Dialogue Society stall and enquired about its activities. For photos please click below.

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Co-Director Speaks at Community Events

National Interfaith Week-The Necessity of Interfaith Dialogue

On 19th November, Ilknur Kahraman gave a speech entitled "Mechanisms and Interventions for Community Cohesion" to the Community, Regeneration and Equalities teams in Islington as well as leading faith representatives within the Borough.

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On 21th November, Ilknur Kahraman spoke to stakeholders from Northampton about the motivation and methods for community cohesion.

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On 23rd November, Ilknur Kahraman spoke at Westminster Council's Interfaith Service, focusing on the all inclusive teachings of Jalaluddin Rumi and its relevance for today.

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On 24th November, Ilknur Kahraman delivered a course on "Methods for Effective Engagement with Muslims" to senior Police Officers within Enfield Constabulary.

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In this issue

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Interviews about Dialogue Society

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Past & Forthcoming Events

Visit our Events page to see the number and range of work carried out by the Dialogue Society. Users can view the events in categorical or chronological order.

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Internship at the Dialogue Society

The Dialogue Society is currently offering volunteering placement opportunities for candidates from all backgrounds and interests. We provide a unique, dynamic and stimulating work experience where volunteers are encouraged to plan, build and deliver their own projects whilst contributing to other ongoing projects and tasks.

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Support the Dialogue Society

Regardless of your means and time, there are a number of ways you can support the Dialogue Society. Click below for some practical suggestions.

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