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Society reveals Discover Islam Week programme

The University of Sussex Islamic Society is offering the campus community the opportunity to discover Islam - "the most misunderstood religion in the world".

A series of events is planned for next week, starting on Monday 21 February with a Bazaar sale from 11am in library square. On Thursday 24 February, broadcaster and journalist Lauren Booth, who converted to Islam in 2010, will talk on campus about the media's portrayal of the religion.

The full programme is:

Monday 21 February

  • Bazaar sale, 11am-3pm in library square
  • 'Does Islam = terrorism?', 5-7pm in Asa Briggs 2 lecture theatre

Tuesday 22 February

  • Islamic and cultural exhibition, 11am-4pm in Mandela Hall (Falmer House)
  • Debate about Jesus: 'Prophet or God?', 5-7pm in Arts A103

Wednesday 23 February

  • 'Meet the Sisters': A chance to speak to real Muslim women, 12 noon - 2pm in Arundel 211
  • 'Are women really oppressed in Islam?', 5-7pm in Asa Briggs 1 lecture theatre

Thursday 24 February

  • 'Media's portrayal of Islam' (by Lauren Booth) followed by 'ask any question about Islam', 5-7pm in Asa Briggs 1 lecture theatre

Friday 25 February

  • Attend Friday prayers, 1-2pm in Mandela Hall (Falmer House)
  • 'Why I converted to Islam', 5-7pm in the Meeting House

For more information, go to the Islamic Society's Facebook profile.

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By: James Hakner
Last updated: Friday, 18 February 2011