Mus­lim world on agenda

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Peo­ple with an in­ter­est in con­tem­po­rary is­sues re­lat­ing to New Zealand’s re­la­tion­ship with the Mus­lim world are in­vited to reg­is­ter for the first World Mus­lim Fo­rum con­fer­ence.

The Of­fice of Eth­nic Af­fairs is call­ing for peo­ple from di­verse back­grounds to join in the free con­fer­ence on November 23.

The event is tak­ing place at Aotea Square and fea­tures an open ad­dress from min­is­ter Ju­dith Collins and a key­note speech from Irfan Yusuf.

Mr Yusuf is a Syd­ney lawyer, hu­morist and colum­nist. His 2009 comic mem­oir Once Were Rad­i­cals: My Years As A Teenage Is­lamo-fas­cist won the Ire­mon­ger Award for pub­lic is­sues writ­ing.

The event is pro­moted by the Is­lamic As­so­ci­a­tion of New Zealand.

Clos­ing commentary will be pre­sented by TV3 jour­nal­ist Ali Ikram.

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