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Conference: Fostering Ethics – Islam, Adoption and the Care of Children (25 June, Virtual Conference – University of Cambridge)

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Centre of Islamic Studies and CRASSH at the University of Cambridge are hosting a joint virtual conference on the 25th of June. This event will explore the challenges and possibilities for a new ethics of care for orphaned or abandoned children in Muslim communities.

The adoption or fostering of children represents a complex issue in Islam, and a source of common misconceptions. The topic has gained increasing attention recently, given the reality of many Muslim children in foster care and the urgent needs of unaccompanied minors among refugees and migrants of Muslim background.

This online conference brings together a number of academics and experts from the UK and abroad, to share relevant research and shed light on the issue from a variety of perspectives, including Islamic law and history, social science, and professional experience in care.

Discussions will explore the challenges and possibilities for a new ethics of care for orphaned or abandoned children in Muslim communities.

For a full programme and to register for the event please see the Eventbrite page.

The event will also be live streamed here.

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