The role of parents in Muslim communities

August 23 2018

The Fritt Ord Foundation’s project “Islam in Norway” invites the public to a debate about childhood conditions, child-rearing and minority parents’ relationship to the majority society on Thursday, 23 August 2018, 6 p.m. –7.30 p.m. at the House of Literature, Wergelandsveien 29, Oslo.

How can we ensure that children get a safe, multi-cultural identity? To what extent do parents’ degree of assimilation and their financial situation affect one’s chances of success in Norwegian society? Why is it important in some societies to have more social control of girls than boys, and what are the consequences of this?

Presentation and debate featuring

  • Jon Horgen Friberg, researcher at Fafo,
  • Khansa Asghar Ali, social worker and project supervisor at the MiRA Resource Centre for Black, Immigrant and Refugee Women,
  • Marian A. Hussein, chair of the Social Left Party’s Ethnic Equality Committee,
  • Sylo Taraku, adviser to the Agenda Think Tank and author of the books “Immigration realism” and “The Balkanisation of Europe”.

The event will be moderated by Marjan Nadim, researcher at the Institute for Social Research.

Welcome by Grete Brochmann, Chair, the Fritt Ord Foundation

Brief introduction by moderator Marjan Nadim

Jon Horgen Friberg
Sylo Taraku

Panel discussion featuring Khansa Asghar Al, Marian A. Hussein, Jon Horgen Friberg and Sylo Taraku.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. Welcome!

Link to the Facebook event.

About the series “Islam in Norway”:
The Fritt Ord Foundation has taken the initiative to organise a series of dialogue meetings on the topic “Islam in Norway”. The Fritt Ord Foundation invites the public to a series of dialogue meetings planned and organised by a programme committee consisting of Hawa Muuse, Sylo Taraku and Linda Noor. The aim is to contribute to discussions about timely issues involving Islam that span the full range of individual convictions and religious perspectives. The invitation to the meetings has been extended to a wide variety of participants, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, who are especially interested in discussing Islam in Norway.