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For humanity or for the umma?

When:We 23-03-2016 17:00 - 18:30
Where:Zittingzaal, Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen
Marie Juul Petersen
Marie Juul Petersen

Speaker: Marie Juul Petersen

International Muslim NGOs are becoming increasingly active and visible in the field of development and humanitarian aid, not only in the Middle East but all over the world. But what kind of aid do they provide? And what is the role of Islam in this? Based on case studies of four of the world's oldest and largest Muslim NGOs, this presentation explores different practices and discourses of contemporary 'Muslim aid', with a particular focus on issues related to gender equality.