Day Conference on a youth work approach to Radicalisation

3 December 2015, Lancaster

A practical day to explore youth work approaches in engaging young Muslim people in discussions of so-called radicalisation and extremism, religious ideology, identity and foreign policy.

The University of Cumbria Youth and Community Team are running a Day Conference on a youth work response to Radicalisation on Thursday 3 December at Lancaster which will involve guest speakers, workshop sessions, young people and the wider community and will consider the extent to which youth work processes and approaches can create empathetic spaces for young Muslim people to engage in discussions of so called radicalisation and extremism, of religious ideology, identity and foreign policy. We estimate this will attract 100 delegates.

Think Global members are invited to attend as your perspectives will be particularly valuable.

Within mainstream media terms such as ‘Islamic extremists’, ‘Islamic militants’ and ‘Jihadists’, initiate a stigmatism that connects Islam with violent extremism. Whilst there is a growing body of research highlighting the threat from right-wing extremism, the focus of this Day will be on young Muslim people. In acknowledging the inherent risks of this focus, terms which have become interchangeable and synonymous with Islam and Muslim people, such as radicalisation, extremism and terrorism, will be analysed and critiqued.

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Download programme (docx file)

Download booking form (docx file) – please complete and return to Stuart Wroe by 20 November 2015

Stuart Wroe07951 105339


Free; booking essential

03 December 2015 10:00am - 4:00pm

Hugh Pollard Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, Bowerham Road, Lancaster, LA1 3JD