The Future of Muslim Chaplaincy in Britain (Conference)

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK

with the Cardiff Centre for Chaplaincy Studies

 One-Day Conference on

 ‘The Future of Muslim Chaplaincy in Britain’

Thursday 22nd September 2011

Cardiff University, Main Building, Park Place, CARDIFF, CF10 3AT

This one-day conference offers a unique opportunity to hear and discuss the main findings arising from a 28-month research project on the work of Muslims chaplains in Britain, generously funded by the AHRC/ESRC ‘Religion and Society’ Research Programme.  Chaplains, policy-makers, academic researchers, and public-sector managers are warmly invited to attend.  Interactive workshops will consider the key issues in contemporary chaplaincy, and will map future research agendas.  Contributors to the event include:

  •  Maulana Ismail Isakji (HMP Long Lartin)
  • Rehanah Sadiq (NHS University Hospital, Birmingham)
  • Dr Ataullah Siddiqui (Markfield Institute of Higher Education)

Attendance is free of charge, and all refreshments (halal) will be provided.  Parking at the venue is only available in exceptional circumstances (NCP car parks are available in the City Centre).  A taxi from Cardiff Central station is approximately £5.00, or a 20-minute walk. Directions available at:


 10.45-11.15 – Arrival and refreshments

11.20-12.00 – The Muslim Chaplaincy Research Project: Main Findings (Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray and Maulana Dr M. Mansur Ali, Chaired by Prof Stephen Pattison)


12.00-12.35– Responses and reflections from: Ismail Isakji, Rehanah Sadiq, and Dr Ataullah Siddiqui

12.40-1.00 – Plenary discussion (Chair: Revd Dr Stephen Roberts)

1.00- 2.15 – Lunch, networking and prayers (separate prayer rooms for men and women)

2.15-3.15 – Small group discussions: ‘The Future of Muslim Chaplaincy? Issues for Practice and Research’

3.15-3.35 – Responses from group discussions (Chair: Revd Dr Andrew Todd)

3.40-4.15 – Plenary discussion: ‘Where do we go from here?’ (Chair: Prof Stephen Pattison)

4.15- 4.45 – Tea and departures

Enquiries:  Telephone: 029 20870735.


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