Meal Refunds for Muslim Students at Dutch University Orientation

7 August 2011

 

Muslims participating at an orientation week at Leiden University are able to receive a refund on their meal tickets, as this year’s activities fall during the month of Ramadan. Muslim students who hand back their meal tickets will receive 30 euros back from their 65 euro registration fees. De Telegraaf reports that most universities are not changing their orientation programs to accommodate for Ramadan, though Utrecht University will ensure that obligatory sessions will not run during the evenings, allowing Muslim students to break fast with their families, while in Maastricht halal meat will be available, as in previous years, during the annual barbecue.

 

Women’s Activism in the Muslim Community in Britain

Full title: Organizing for Our Rights: Women’s Activism in the Muslim Community in Britain – Developments, Challenges, Prospects

This is the first event in the 2007 ISIM lecture series at Utrecht University on aspects of the Muslim presence in Europe. Keynote speaker is Cassandra Balchin. Further speakers in the series are Maleiha Malik, Christine Jacobsen, Werner Schiffauer, and Suha Taji-Farouki. Cassandra Balchin is a freelance researcher, writer and human rights advocacy trainer, focusing on networking, advocacy, and policy work in the context of Muslim communities in Britain.

Islam in European Cities

Session 1: Islam, Factor of Urban Integration?

  • Opening Remarks and Introduction by Jean-Paul Willaime, EPHE, Director of GSRL (CNRS-EPHE).
  • Sean McLoughlin, University of Leeds, “Islam as a Resource for Urban Integration in Mannigham, a District of Bradford.
  • Nico Landman, Utrecht University, “Islamic Centre or Playground: a Contested Mosque Project in the Dutch Town of Deventer”
  • Jocelyne Cesari, CNRS-GSRL, “Islam in Marseille / Islam in Toulouse: Two Different Forms of Islamic Leadership in the Public Space”
  • Session 2: Immigration, ethnicity and Islam in urban policies in Europe

  • Ottavia Schmidt di Frieberg, University of Trieste, and Chantal Saint-Blancat, University of Padova, “Why and How Islam is not always at Stake in Urban Space: the Difference between Turin and Milan”
  • Valérie Amiraux, CURAPP-CNRS, “Islam and Citizenship in Amiens and Belfort”