Chaired by Alom Shaha, the four panelists included Mamadou Bocoum – Public Relations Officer for the Sharia Council; Huda Jawad – Advisor at the Centre for Academic Shi’a Studies and research Coordinator for Solace Women’s Aid; Sara Khan – Co-Founder and Director of Inspire, and Yasmin Rehman – from the Centre for Secular Space and researcher into polygamy and the law.

A number of prominent topics were discovered including Muslim identity and racism, feminism and Islam, LGBT rights, the rise of ISIS and extremism and the idea of multiple Islams, among other issues. An excellent summary of the event by Jeremy Rodell can be read here:

http://humanistlife.org.uk/2015/01/19/common-ground-dialogue-how-can-humanists-and-muslims-live-and-work-together-in-21st-century-london/

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