This is a new and dynamic youth-led initiative entitled The Platform. As the title suggests, the project is designed to channel the views and opinions of the wider community in a positive and productive way and to provide a platform for constructive debate.
Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain
The Platform will circulate around a central theme: `Britain ten years on; envisioning and structuring progress'. This will be designed to promote a proactive approach to debate, maintaining a visionary focus on progress, and also correspond with MCB's main goal in working towards the common good.
The project brings together numerous notable and talented figures of diverse ages and backgrounds to comment on the means to progress in the coming years. It is further set to engage the wider public in this essential discussion, to encourage dynamism and positive change from all sectors.
The project will span 5 weeks and encompass 5 key issues during this time. It will boast articles from leading academics, journalists and politicians in their respective fields as well as young and talented contributors. The broad weekly themes selected are Universal Values, Crime & Security, Politics & Civic Participation, Spirituality and Culture.
The Platform Launch Reception
At a Reception on the 22nd of January 2010 the project and its vision will be launched.
Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson, Director of Lokahi Foundation
Mahera Ruby, Head of Muslimaat UK
Dr Faisal Hanjra, President of FOSIS
Friday 22nd January 2010
6.00pm - 8.30pm
Imperial College London
Sir Alexander Fleming Building
Imperial College Road
London SW7 1AZ
Nearest Tube: South Kensington
Free Entrance, however registration is required:Registration Form
Refreshments will be provided
Organised by the Youth Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain and supported by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS)
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with around 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
For further information contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079