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Theology Board of Muslim Scholars

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who has been appointed to the Theology Board of Muslim Scholars; how many workshops the board has held; and when she expects the Board to publish its recommendations to the Government. (256965)

This initiative is now called the ‘Contextualising Islam in Britain’ project. Cambridge university, with participation from the universities of Exeter, Glasgow and Westminster are hosting a series of independent symposia to engage in academic debate and discussion about Islam in a British context. As the project is being delivered through a series of seminars, contributors are being invited by Cambridge according to their specific expertise and views. There are no formal appointments being made, and it is for Cambridge university to decide on who should contribute to the symposia.

The discussions and debates hosted by Cambridge will be captured in a report and published by Cambridge university in summer 2009.