Welcome! We’ll start at 12.00. Practical Tools for supporting student’s of faith and belief . Sukhi Kainth Project Manager Campus Cohesion and Interfaith. You won’t be able to speak Use the box on the left of your screen to say hello. You won’t hear any sound until we start.
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Project Manager Campus Cohesion and Interfaith
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How do students’ union get students of faith and belief to engage affecting with their students’ union
Since 2009, with funding from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (DBIS), NUS has taken a clear leadership role in delivering its responsibilities of supporting students’ unions to:
To ensure SUs are equipped to manage their responsibilities under charity legislation and able to implement the guidance on external speakers some project actions include:
Hate Crime:To tackle student-targeted hate crime on campus and (far right) extremism in local communities some project actions include:
Interfaith:To improve the experiences of students’ of faith in further and higher education actions include:
What barriers prevent students’ union from engaging with students of faith or belief?
Equality of procedures
Ensure that all forms are represented of both societies and where possible of sports clubs
Do not create separate or distinct forms for faith and belief Societies and Groups
Trustees have a legal duty and responsibility under charity law to protect the funds and other property of their charity so that it can be applied for its intended beneficiaries.
Charity Commission – Compliance Toolkit
Consider Sponsorship procedures too
University of Derby Sponsorship Policy and Guidelines
These policies and guidelines are designed to help Students’ Union Clubs and Societies make the most out of any possible sponsorship agreements and at the same time protect the Club or Society from “Over Promising and under delivering”.
A The Christian Union (CU) has issued a memo to its members that states women will not be allowed to teach at its regular meetings and major events, unless accompanied by their husbands.
Omar Sharif, a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv in 2003, was radicalised during his first year at King's College London after he attended Hizb-ut-Tahrir meetings on campus;
Anthony Garcia, convicted for his role in the 2004 'fertiliser' bomb plot, attended religious talks in the late 1990s at the University of East London Islamic Society;
At a union fresher’s fair, the local Atheist and Humanist Society (AHS) have placed a pineapple they have named Mohammed on their stall, in order, they say, to make a point about the religion, blasphemy and freedom of speech.
Mohammed Naveed Bhatti, convicted for his role in DhirenBarot's 2004 'dirty bomb' plot, was studying at Brunel University and met Barot in the university's prayer room.
6. In pursuance of these objects, the National Union will not tolerate, and shall seek to eradicate, discrimination on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability, ethnic origin, religion, age, nationality, caring responsibility status, creed or gender identity, and will be independent of any party political organisation or religious body; but positive action in favour of any disadvantaged section of society shall be allowed.
No Platform Policy
7. In pursuance of the National Union’s objects, any individuals or members of organisations or groups identified by the Democratic Procedures Committee as holding racist or fascist views shall not be allowed to stand for election to any National Union office, or go to, speak or take part in National Union conferences, meetings or any other National Union events, and Officers, Committee Members and Trustees shall not share a public platform with an individual or member of an organisation or group known to hold racist or fascist views. The Democratic Procedures Committee shall develop Rules for the operation of the National Union’s “no platform” policy which shall need the approval of the National Conference.
8. In addition, as part of the National Union’s no platform policy:
8.1 a person or organisation or group may be subject to the National Union’s "no platform" policy from time to time because of a decision of the National Conference;
8.2 a list of the individuals, organisations and groups subject to the
Charity Commission Compliance Toolkit
NUS Mitigating the risks associated with external speakers
External Speakers and Institutions
‘’As part of their charity law duties, trustees must always act in the best interests of their charity. They must act reasonably and prudently and they must ensure that the charity's funds, assets and reputation are not placed at undue risk, and that it is complying with the wider legal framework. They must not engage in activities which would lead a reasonable member of the public to conclude the charity supports terrorism’’
Atheist, Humanist and Secular Students (AHS)
Baha'i Community of the UK
British Organisation of Sikh Students (BOSS)
Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS)
National Hindu Student Forum (NHSF)
Network for Buddhist Organisations
National Student Sikh Alliance
Student Christian Movement (SCM)
UCCF: the Christian Unions
Union of Jewish Students (UJS)
UUK- Freedom of speech on campus
Charity Commission Toolkit
NUS- Managing the risks associated with external speakers
Proscribed groups list
What funding is available for interfaith initiatives ?
The project was to organise and host a 2 day event in National Interfaith Week as a collaboration between the University of Bristol Islamic Society (BRISOC) and the University of Bristol Jewish Society (JSOC)
Link to the blog - http://keelemultifaithblog.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1
To develop a multi-faith blog and online forum for interfaith engagement.
To increase involvement in the recently formed multi-faith forum.
To host a multi-faith fair based on ‘culture, faith & food’.
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