‘Muslim inspired social activism: some snapshots from Britain’
Britain has long been the home of a number of local groups and national networks founded by Muslims. These groups vary in missions, ideologies and forms of organization, and have evolved from purely welfare-based migrants associations to much more wide-ranging groups. This talk will look at the process of change of these organizations with particular attention to how post 9/11 policies and constraints have contributed to shaping new forms of activism.
Marta Bolognani, a Senior Lecturer at Bristol University, addressed a diverse audience on the fascinating topic of the Muslim-inspired social activism. Her presentation explored the variety of local groups and national networks founded by Muslims in Britain and the wide range of missions and ideologies which they represent. She explained how Muslim-inspired social activism has evolved from the purely welfare-based activities of migrants associations to much more wide-ranging work undertaken by diverse groups.