13.06.2013

Islam in Ukraine and Ukrainian Islam: changes, continuities and challenges


Islam in Ukraine and Ukrainian Islam: changes, continuities and challenges – Talk by Anna Münster, Robert Bosch Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House. Thursday, June 13th, 2013, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London. 

The face of Islam in Ukraine is changing. It is no longer confined to historically Muslim regions such as Crimea. Nor is it primarily conditioned by ethnic and sectarian boundaries. There are different forms of Islam in Ukraine, as well as a growing number of converts to Islam. There is also a power struggle between Turkey and some Arab countries in the region, and between the representatives of official Islam and those from the so called independent mosques.  Islamic discourse, networks and activism play a crucial role in understanding this emerging phenomenon in the region. In this day and age, where almost everything is interconnected, the changing face of Islam in Ukraine may affect not only the Islamic community, but the Ukrainian society at large.

Anna Münster is Robert Bosch Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House. She is currently working on the transnational Islam in Russia and Ukraine. She did her PhD research on Islam in Ukraine at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

The talk will be held in English. All Welcome. Free admission.




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