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Council of Europe – Traineeship opportunity

The Council of Europe is an international organisation promoting co-operation between all countries of Europe in the areas of legal standards, human rights, democratic development, the rule of law and cultural co-operation. Twice per year young graduates are offered unpaid traineeships based in Strasbourg. Traineeships last from eight weeks to five months. The next official traineeship session begins in September.

This is a great opportunity to find out about the structures, the activities and the international co-operation procedures followed by the Council of Europe, including the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In order to be eligible for a traineeship:

· Have the nationality of one of the Council of Europe member states;

· Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (a diploma for the first cycle of higher education as defined in the Bologna Declaration).

· Have a desire to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the functioning and activities of the Council of Europe;

· Have a very good knowledge of one of the two Council of Europe official languages (English or French) together with good drafting ability. Good knowledge of the other official language is appreciated.

Application Deadline: 2 May 2014

For further details:http://www.coe.int/en/web/jobs/traineeships

UPDATE: God and Science / friends or foes – University of Birmingham

UPDATE

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Is there a contradiction between science and religion? Is belief in God irrational in the light of our scientific age? If there is found to be a conflict between religion and rationality, one of the two must be deeply flawed.

It is often claimed that in the light of the considerable technological and scientific advancements of the modern age, rationality in itself is sufficient to totally guide man in all aspects of life, and sincere belief in God has become not only unnecessary, but also illogical due to the apparent discrepancies between the worlds of valid scientific study and the acceptance of faith.

Are God and science, therefore, friends or foes?

Speaker: Maulana Jahangeer Khan, Scholar of Comparative Religion

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Programme:

18.00 – 18.15- Registration + Refreshments
18.15 – 18.45 – Talk by Maulana Jahangeer Khan
18.45 – 20.00 – Q&A session / Informal discussion

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Oxford University trip for GCSE and A-level students – Don’t miss out!

Dear Students

Assalamu ‘Alaikum

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA) invites you to a tour of Oxford University on Tuesday the 18th of February (during school half-term). This trip will be officially hosted by the University at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford (pictured above).

The plan for the day includes:

  • Talk by the University about life at Oxford and how to gain admission
  • Discussion and Q&A with University staff and current Oxford students
  • Lunch in college hall hosted by the University
  • Punting (traditional boating on the river)

It goes without saying that this is a fantastic opportunity for our students to visit one of the top universities in the world and learn about the application process.

Places are limited to 15 and the cost of the trip (including transport and boating) will be £12 for under 16’s and £17 for over 16 students (excluding Oyster Card Travel within London).

Priority will be given to A-level and GCSE students.

To apply

Please apply as soon as possible, as places are expected to go quickly. Email (research@khuddam.org.uk) or call/text (0788-642-5859) stating your:

  • Name
  • Year at school/college
  • Name of school/college
  • AIMS ID
  • Qiadat

Please also note that AMRA will provide bursaries for students who have difficulty in covering the cost of the trip (please state “applying for bursary”) in your email.

Transport arrangements

We will be leaving from Fazl mosque on early Tuesday morning and using the Oxford Tube for our journey. Further details will be provided to the applicants closer to the time.

Wassalamu ‘Alaikum,

Ghalib Khan | Outreach officer
Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA)
www.muslimresearchers.org

AMRA Presents the Research Cafe

Its exciting news. Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA) is starting a monthly Research Cafe at Baitul Futuh, where the members get to meet, eat together and discuss the latest research developments and questions about science and the existence of God.

Held first Friday of every month, it will be an event like no other, where you can come and discuss your ideas in a receptive and engaged audience. This is an open and informal event for all Khuddam where we share food, have some tea and delve in to intellectual and spiritual discussions with no time limit! So free up your evenings on the first Friday of the month and come and join us after Ishaa prayers.

The first cafe is coming to you this Friday on the 1st of February at 8pm (After Isha at 7:45pm) in the guest room (one with the sofas) in Baitulfutuh. Dinner would be provided.

We encourage all who are interested to attend. We also suggest that you try read up a bit on the attached papers and suggested reading material. If you wish to attend, kindly email us at research@khuddam.org.uk

Wassalam

Naveed Malik (07886425859)
Serving as Chairman AMRA (Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association)
www.muslimresearchers.org

Programme for Research Cafe Friday 1st of February 2013

Cafe Journal Club Talk

“Combating Malaria in the Developing World” – Naveed Malik

I will be presenting on a 2009 paper entitled “Harmonic Convergence in the Love Songs of the Dengue Vector Mosquito” (please see link), which reports on flight tone behavior between mating mosquitoes. This remarkable behaviour consists of nearby mosquitoes changing the frequencies of their wing beatings and matching them to initiate mating. In this context I will talk about the devastating impact that malaria has in the sub-saharan Africa and other parts of the world, and initiate an interactive discussion with the audience inviting them to come up with biological, chemical or engineering based solution ideas to this problem. With the Ahmadiyya Muslim engineering teams already working in Africa on energy and water based projects, this could be an opportune time for us to come up with low-tech, “out of the box” solutions which could save lives.

Cafe discussion topic – Led by Muddassar Rashid

Does our study of the Cosmos guide us towards the probable existence of a Designer God? What about the science based arguments (from lack of order, zero energy etc.) which astronomers and physicists present to refute the existence of God? Where is the mark of the Designer?

Suggested reading: Part IV of “Revelation Rationality Knowledge and Truth” by Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rt), “God the failed hypothesis” by V. Stenger.

AMRA Symposium

IMG_4378On Saturday 19th of January 2013, members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Research Association (AMRA) met to discuss natural selection and the existence of God. It was part of an ongoing series, the aim of the event was to prepare our students and non-student Khuddam to counter the atheistic arguments currently prevalent in academic and scientific circles. The particular proposition under discussion was: Continue reading

MKA Astronomy Club comes to Al-Mahdi Mosque

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The newly formed MKA Astronomy Club is coming to Al-Mahdi Mosque this Saturday (29th December) night! This is your chance to learn about amateur astronomy and to try it out for yourself with a telescope-building and a stargazing session with our brand new Celestron telescope (capable of observing planets and nebulae!). For those wondering about the meaning of the universe we even have a discussion forum to satisfy your curiosity.

So don’t miss out on this wonder-filled event coming to your region this Saturday. Please note, hot drinks will be provided!

Preliminary Programme

7:30 Isha prayer
8.00 Tilawaat
8.05 Welcome Address (Muddassar Rashid – Astronomy Club President)
8.20 Gravity and Keplers Law (Foaad Tahir – Club Committee Member)
8.40 Practical session: Building Telescopes and Spectroscopes
9.15 Star-Gazing (weather permitting)
9:45 Discussion Forum: Does the universe have a purpose?

Please also note that on Sunday 10 am we have the Majlis Ansar Sultanul Qalam and Amoor-e-Tuluba workshop for all the northern regions at Al-Mahdi Mosque. http://theartofmisinformation.wordpress.com/masq-conference/

Insha’Allah it will be a productive weekend.

For further information please email research@khuddam.org.uk or contact your Regional Qaid.

MKA Astronomy Club
research@khuddam.org.uk

Darul Amaan

MKA Research Association Annual Conference 2012

Report by Tauseef Ahmad Khan

The Annual MKA Research Association Conference 2012 was held at Darul Amaan Mosque, Manchester on Friday 24th, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2012.

A total of 30 young enthusiastic Khuddam and 2 Atfal attended the conference [corrected the number of Atfal]. Seventeen Khuddam and two Atfal travelled from London to attend the conference, while one Khadim came from Netherlands to take part in this conference. Continue reading