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Walking the Tightrope: being a secularist and a woman of faith

  • New Unity @ Newington Green 39A Newington Green London, England, N16 9PR United Kingdom (map)
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How do we challenge fundamentalist and extremist narratives but without feeding a racist, anti-Muslim agenda? How can Muslims themselves challenge Islamic extremist doctrine, when they too face accusations of Islamophobia and racism? How can we navigate a discourse that's dominated by faith-based identity politics?

That's the tightrope walked by Yasmin Rehman, a Muslim who campaigns for women's rights. In 2017, she received the prestigious 'Secularist of the Year' award for her work, including highlighting the dangers posed by Islamic extremists to ex-Muslims and Ahmadi Muslims, and helping to protect women from domestic abuse.

Join us for an evening of provocative debate, on one of the most contentious topics of modern-day Britain.

£5.98 including a glass of wine/juice. Please book your ticket here.


Voices of Dissent is New Unity's monthly lecture series. Our speakers are united in their commitment to meaningful social reform. They’re all leading experts in their field, be that economics, politics, science, ecology, or social justice. They refuse to go with the consensus, preferring to ask the difficult questions that others avoid. And then suggest radical answers.

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