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Thursday 30th March 2017 the University of Exeter will host the Eighth Understanding Religion and Law Workshop

The Understanding Religion and Law project will be hosting the eighth and final workshop on Thursday 30th March at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter.  The project is led by Professors Rob Gleave (Exeter), Julian Rivers (Bristol), Sophie Gilliat-Ray (Cardiff) and Dr Mustafa Baig (Exeter). More information regarding the project can be found at: We will welcome visiting speakers with an aim to share our research projects, test out new ideas for research, and to explore the possibilities of…

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Seminary Students Meet Academics

The URL Project hosted its first practitioners’ workshop. A number of students from Jamiatul Ilm Wal Huda (The College of Islamic Knowledge and Guidance) visited both the Universities of Cardiff and Exeter. The workshop was a great occasion to explore the possibilities of how academics and practitioners can interact and discuss the same topics from different approaches. It included a full programme of academic activities which gave the visiting students a good taste of what university-based study of Islam looks like. After visiting the Centre for the…

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Cardiff University host Seventh Understanding Religion & Law Workshop Monday 6th February 2017

This was the penultimate URL workshop. It opened with a more extensive session on the British fatwas and muftis projects with updates and future plans. There were contributions from all  involved in the project, each highlighting distinct areas of the project. There were also stimulating papers on blasphemy laws and organ transplantation with respect to UK laws and Islamic law. A call for papers for the final URL workshop taking place in Exeter on 30th March 2017 can be found…

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