Public Engagement

Our goal is to continue to build and develop relationships with the public sector in Cambridgeshire and beyond to raise awareness of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society as well as promoting better understanding of Islam. The Centre aims to engage with different faith groups, mosques, churches, health service, social workers, Muslim and non-Muslim communities, police, prison, lawyers and Muslim organisations to offer knowledge and expertise and organise seminars and talks on issues facing Muslims in contemporary Britain.

Recent examples include:

  • Islam Beliefs Webinar – this was delivered by our Schools Outreach officer Yomna Helmy to 120 pupils at Eden Girls’ School, Waltham Forest in December 2020. The webinar went down well with some positive feedback:
    • “[this]was very beneficial for our pupils.”
    • “The content was relevant and had many deeper elements of knowledge embedded within the presentation. Pupils were guided through a series of areas where they were able to explore and appreciate the richness of Islamic beliefs.”
    • “The structure was very well received and the presentation was concise. We look forward to working with the Centre for Islamic Studies again in the near future.”
  • Research into End of Life Care for Muslims which is involving practitioners, carers and members of the public in workshops and conferences to increase public understanding and to help shape public policy. For more info see the EOLC research page here