Earlier this month, in collaboration with The World Federation of KSIMC and Florida International University, the first ever Khoja Studies conference was hosted in Paris. Its focus was to bring together transdisciplinary international research on the history of the Khoja peoples.
12:00 to 13:30: Lunch, Salat and registration
13:30 to 13:45: Welcoming speeches CoEJ and WF
13:45 to 14:00 Launching exhibition (Dr Hasnain Walji)
14:00 to 17:00 Seminar on Khoja Community: Past, Present and Future
14:00 to 15:30 First Panel: Past
Kumail Rajani: The Fate of Khoja Community and British Courts
Jaffer Manek: How it was 150 years ago and what is missing now for it to be as good again?
Nazir Jessa: From Union to Council: Khoja Community of Europe
15:30 to 15:45 BREAK
15:45 to 17:15 Second Panel: Present
Hasnain Walji: Reading Sources, Shifting Narratives
Annie Shamsi & Farzana Hirji Karawalli: Evaluation of a Community Health Action Model for a UK Based Khoja Community: Has Inspirational Minds made a Difference?
Sabira Lakha: Financial dignity for married women
17:15 to 17:30 BREAK
17:30 to 19:00 Third panel: Future
Morgan Clarke & Ali Reza Bhojani: A case study of what it means to follow the sharia in Khoja Shia Muslim communities of Europe
Farhan Jamal: Khoja Voice
Sibtain Panjwani: Harnessing the power of Our Community: Integrating Mimbar with Madrasa and Family
19:00 to 19:54 Dinner
19:54 to 20:30 Salat
20:30 to 21:45 Screening the documentary on the history of the Khojas (Gujarati version)
7th April Sunday (30th Rajab)
10:00 to 10:30 KSI Community in Europe
10:00 to 10:30 Sibtain Panjwani
10:30 to 12:30 Capturing the history of the Khoja community in Europe
12:30 to 13:00 Exhibition
13:00 to 14:30 Salat and Lunch
14:30 to 16:30 Contd.. Capturing the history of the Khoja community in Europe
16:30 to 18:00 Youth Debate: Is culture an obstacle to religion?
18:00 to 18:30 Paanshop Polemics of Phua and Phida (Skit)
18:30 to 19:00 Closing remarks (Mahmood Hooda, Vice President of the CoEJ & Hasnain Walji, Chair of the Khoja Heritage Project of the WF)
18:30 to 20:00 Screening the documentary on the history of the Khojas (Repeated program)
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The World Federation is delighted to announce that the Second Executive Council Meeting (ExCo) is taking place this month!