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The Banking & Business Crisis: Does Islam & Judaism have the answer?

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Blog_Banking_Crisis_1The first in a new series of Jewish-Islamic meetings for 2010 providing educationally stimulating evenings of study and learning jointly organised by EDRS and Husaini Islamic Centre.

18th January 2010, 8.00 pm – 10 pm

At the Edgeware District Reform Synagogue

118 Stonegrove, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8AB

We are delighted to welcome two exceptionally distinguished speakers on the theme.

Imranali Panjwani, LLB, BA, MA, PGDip is a University of Sheffield Law Graduate. He joined the Al-Mahdi Institute seminary in Birmingham for his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Islamic Jurisprudence, Philosophy and Arabic.

Concurrently he attended the College of Law to study on the Legal Practice Course. Presently he is a PhD Research Student in Theology & Religious Studies at King’s College London and works for the Centre for Islamic Shia Studies in London as its Research Co-ordinator. The title of his PhD thesis is: ‘Spirit, Soul, Human Dignity and Human Rights: A Muslim Shi’i Perspective.’

Rabbi Mark Goldsmith is one of the Rabbis at North Western Reform Synagogue in London. Before entering the progressive seminary at Leo Baeck College he ran a business supplying natural foods to mass caterers in Manchester and London. This led to his lifelong interest in the study and teaching of Jewish Business Ethics in Synagogues, at Limmud – the UK’s largest Jewish education conference and other venues, including, this year, the London Central Mosque.

Rabbi Goldsmith’s Rabbinic thesis at Leo Baeck College was on the Jewish Law of Sale. For the past five years he has been a member of the Executive Committee of the International
Interfaith Investment Group (www.3ignet.org), a foundation which exists to encourage people of faith organisations to invest their assets in accord with their beliefs.

The two speakers will us an insight into their faith’s attitude on conducting business using, in part, the sacred texts of the Torah and the Holy Quran. Following the talks, members will
break into small discussions groups and use the various texts and decisions from both traditions to explore how we should deal with our business problems today. Mentors from both communities will assist the groups to share their views and experiences.

This event promises to be an intriguing, interactive and most informative insight into how Islamic and Judaic teachings can help solve the most pertinent and contemporary issues facing us in today’s era.

Your presence will truly help to make this evening a success. In order for us to make the relevant seating & catering arrangements please call/text: 07878855690 or email: exploreislam@hotmail.co.uk to let us know you are coming.

Light refreshments will be served during the evening.

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