The CIM is pleased to announce the launch of its ‘Bioethics and Islam Masterclasses’ programme. The first Masterclass details are as follows:
Title: Islamic ethics, law and ijtihad: sources, principles and methodologies for navigating the field of bioethics.
Presenters: Professor Tariq Ramadan, Sayyid Fadhel Milani, Dr Mansur Ali, Dr Mehrunisha Suleman, and Imam Yunus Dudhwala
Date: Monday 17th April 2017 (bank holiday)
Location: 27 Sussex Place, Regent’s Park, London, Nw1 4RG
Online: Live-streaming and recorded access for those who cannot attend in person.
This programme will provide a space for us to build a community of individuals who can learn from each other, and work together to discuss and research emerging questions related to bioethics and Islam. We will provide reading lists and resources for participants, and include interactive sessions in the programme.
The Masterclasses programme is as follows:
Class 1: Islamic ethics and law: sources, principles, methodologies, and their application to the field of bioethics
Class 2: Beginning of life and ensoulment: abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, and the status of the embryo
Class 3: The limits of science and playing God: genetics and enhancement
Class 4: Defining health and illness in Islam and medicine: understanding mental health and well-being
Class 5: Defining death and the process of dying: end of life and organ donation
Class 6: Competing interests when caring for the patient: values, policy and practice
The course will survey definitions, explanations, and an analysis of the constituents of ethical reasoning, distinct to the law, as formulated and practiced in the Islamic tradition. It will also cover an overview of the historical developments and future challenges for themes related to Islam and bioethics, and the role of different stakeholders in the field as they navigate knowledge, language and authority in everyday bioethical dilemmas.
Programme partners: Centre of Islamic
You can sign up for individual classes [£95 (in person)/£80 (online)] or for the complete course at a discounted rate [£495 (in person)/£445 (online)].
Bursaries to attend Masterclasses – APPLY NOW
If your personal circumstances are a serious barrier to you attending one or more masterclasses, we are offering a limited number of partial and full bursaries to cover the cost of fees and travel. Please email [email protected]