Friday, 9 May 2008

Universities to open Islam centres

(Ed: Can anyone imagine this happening for conservative Christianity (there being no Islamic equivalent of liberal Christianity?)

Two of the country's top universities have announced plans to create new research centres for Islamic studies.

The move by Edinburgh University and Cambridge University is funded by a £16 million endowment from Prince Alwaleed bin Albdulaziz Alsaud, chairman of the philanthropic organisation Kingdom Foundation.

The new centres will aim to carry out research and public engagements designed to increase understanding between the Muslim world and the West.

The agreement was formalised at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, a spokeswoman for the University of Edinburgh said. Read more
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