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Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme

The Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme seeks to cultivate leaders able to use their own religious affiliation as a basis for dialogue and collaboration.

Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme

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Religion is one of the most multifaceted elements of human life. It inspires billions and holds the potential to bring people together.

The Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme seeks to cultivate leaders able to use their own religious affiliation as a basis for dialogue and collaboration. The inaugural year of the programme was a resounding success and took place throughout this academic year. It began with an initial module at Trinity and then a follow-up gathering at St. Georges Windsor. The Programme concluded with a module at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park.

The final module focused on the ways in which leaders can harness media for the greater good. Several of the United Kingdom’s key Muslim spokespersons, who have featured prominently in the press radio and television, were themselves participants in the course, affording a wonderful opportunity for reflection on the Programme itself and the media coverage that it has received. It proved to be an ideal case study and fostered meaningful conversation and the chance to recap such a meaningful programme.

As Abdul-Rehman Malik, Programme Manager Radical Middle Way, expressed, “The Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme has given me something beyond skills, models and techniques. It has given me an opportunity to learn, live and share faith with a truly inspirational group of leaders, each of whom offer something exceedingly rare: spiritual camaraderie without conditions and a genuine desire to make each other better, so that, together, we can serve others better.”

The Cambridge Coexist Leadership Programme is now engaged in preparations for its second year. The recruitment of a second cohort of candidates is well underway. If you would like more information please click here.

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