Category Archives: Religion

Muslim students at Oxford University join millions world-wide marking the holy month of Ramadan.

Millions of Muslims all over the world are marking the Islamic holy month of Ramadan – a month of fasting and reflection. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

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OxGAPS hosts event with the theme “Are islam and democratic liberalism destined to clash?”

Prominent Turkish writer and journalist Mustafa Akyol was the guest speaker at an event hosted by OxGAPS at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford on Friday 23 May, 2014. Akyol, author of the book “Islam without extremes, a Muslim case for liberty” addressed … Continue reading

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The battle for the minds of young Saudis.

There are high hopes that the recent appointment of a new Minister of Education in Saudi Arabia marks a significant attempt to modernise the country’s education system. In this op-ed, Dennis Sammut discusses the tasks ahead for Prince Khaled al … Continue reading

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OxGAPS symposium offered an open space for debate on important issues.

Many participants in the symposium held in Oxford on 16 November have commented on the importance of the event and how it contributed to providing an open space for debate on many important issues affecting the Middle East Region at … Continue reading

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Eid Mubarak! The Muslim world celebrates Eid al Adha.

We extend Eid greetings to all members of OxGAPS, all our subscribers  on oxgaps.org, and our friends on facebook, and to all Muslims celebrating  Eid al Adha. The image shows Doha, capital of Qatar lit up for Eid. (picture courtesy … Continue reading

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Oxford students agree that “Islam is a religion for peace”.

  Hundreds of students from Oxford University every Thursday pack the debating chamber of the Oxford Union Society to listen and participate in a debate on an issue of current interest and importance. On 23 May the motion under discussion was “That this House … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera debate “What’s wrong with Islam today?” held at the Oxford Union.

Prepared for OxGAPS Forum by a special correspondent. The Debating Chamber of The Oxford Union Debating Society, was the venue of a lively debate organised by al Jazeera English on the theme “What’s wrong with Islam Today?”, held on Friday, … Continue reading

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