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Faith and Leadership in Europe

Faith and Leadership in Europe


The Cedar Network in partnership with The Leaf Network presents:

“Faith and Leadership:

Hopes and Fears of a new Europe”

Critical reflections from an array of experts on the dynamically evolving European demographic – learning from our past, re-imagining our shared future.

Friday 1st November 2013 –  London

FREE EVENT // 6.00pm – 8.30pm

 Panellists (biographies below):

Laila Fathi (UK/France)

Revd Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy (UK/Belgium)

Fatima Lahnait (France)

Chair: Nizam Uddin (UK) – Closing Remarks: Ahmed Larouz (Netherlands) & Bilal Hassam (UK)

The event will shed light on leadership initiatives which seek to invest in new multi-faith generations of opinion leaders with diverse backgrounds and nationalities, shaping the future of our continent and joining forces to foster our decision-makers’ long-term vision. Our panellists will reflect on the challenges of an ever changing demographic of Europe, learning from our past and imagining the future a globalised Europe


Date:    Friday 1st November 2013

Time:   Doors open 5:45pm for prompt 6:00pm start (concludes 8:30pm)

Venue: Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3EU

[Nearest Tube Station: Westminster]

Map:     http://goo.gl/maps/XlFcs

Tickets – FREE – Booking in advance is essential!


Promises to be a thought-provoking evening. Please invite individuals who may also be interested to attend. Places are limited – further details on ticket website – PLEASE CLICK HERE –

We look forward to seeing you

Organisation Profiles

The Leaf Network (est 2010) works as an incubator for community networks and community enterprise. The Leaf Network has championed critical conversations on the intersection between Faith and Politics, Arts and Culture, Media and more. The primary focus is investing in emerging Muslim leadership and supporting innovative community projects from inception to sustainability.

The Cedar Network is a unique pan-European professional network, focused on the promotion of leadership, diversity and empowerment of European Diaspoa. CEDAR represents a growing generation of successful professionals in Europe that seek to foster a culture of achievement amongst Europe’s diverse communities. The Network is currently comprised of over 70 members spanning 16 European countries


Panellist Mini-biographies

Laila Fathi – PhD Candidate at SOAS working on post conflict reconciliation, with a focus on legacies of North African Colonialism in European migrants. Member of the London transitional justice network. Experience as an advocate for migrant rights with French NGO, GISTI.

Reverend Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy – Ordained Anglican priest in Kent, works on promoting greater inclusivity of ethnic and minority background individuals within the Church of England. Passionate advocate for cross-cultural and inter-religious exchange, graduate of the Faith in Leadership initiative and Trustee for Initiatives of Change – UK.

Fatima Lahnait is an International Relations Consultant and History teacher specialized in North African countries based in Paris, She organized conferences for the Science for Peace Division of NATO concerning binationals and western countries, intercultural dialogue, perception of Islam in western countries, economics and security and regularly contributes with articles regarding these topics to international relations reviews. She edited “The role of binational entrepreneurs as social and economic bridge builders between Europe and North Africa” with IOP Press – NATO Publication (May 2009)

Have questions about Faith and Leadership: Hopes and Fears of a new Europe?Contact The Cedar Network & The Leaf Network
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