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July 2021 Conference

A one-day online conference was held on 1st July 2021 on 'Islamic Responses to COVID-19: Authority and Religiosity in #Muslim Communities & Digital Worlds.' The event explored ethical, media, digital and religious responses to the COVID-19 situation in diverse Islamic contexts. There was a lively programme, with opportunities for discussion with a wide range of international speakers. The focus was very much on shared experiences and perspectives across diverse international locations.

The event was organised by Prof. Gary R. Bunt at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

The conference was recorded. Video content will be released in due course.

Speakers included:

Dr Ibrahim Abusharif (Northwestern University in Qatar)Dr Sophia Rose Arjana (Western Kentucky University)Prof. Gary R. Bunt (UWTSD) ▫ Dr Yvonne Howard-Bunt ▫ Dr Muhammad Mansur Ali (Cardiff University)Prof. Peter Mandaville (George Mason University)Prof. Tarek Masoud (Harvard)Dr Michael Munnik (Cardiff University)Dr Eva F. Nisa (Australian National University)Sana Patel (University of Ottawa)Prof. Robert Rozehnal (Lehigh University)Shaykha Safia Shahid (UWTSD) ▫ Prof. Andrea L. Stanton (University of Denver)Dr Tauheeda Yasin Martin (North Virginia)Dr A. Kadir Yildirim (Rice University) ▫ Dr Taqwa binti Zabidi (JAKIM, Malaysia)

Vice-Chancellor's Welcome

Prof. Medwin Hughes (UWTSD)

Chairs for Sessions

Dr Angus Slater (UWTSD)

Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor (Coventry)


Page design and graphics: Gary R. Bunt. Images: Gerd Altmann, Pixabay (circuits). Pixabay (mosque).