On 16th March, Coventry University and Culturae Mundi will pay tribute to the Muslim world with Islam Awareness Day.
The three-hour programme will aim to enrich the guests with information about the religion. The event will feature call for prayer (Adhan), followed by an introductory talk. There will then be a musical performance and a recitation of Rumi poems. There will also be doing a storytelling session inviting people to talk and mingle.
By Galya Dimitrova, journalist at Culturae Mundi.
This week, Coventry University has set a ‘green’ agenda. From 11th till 15th February the University School of Art and Design is running various events to raise awareness of Green issues and the University’s contribution to a healthier, greener life.
The main issues to be brought up are the reducing of energy wastage and the improvement of recycling.
Written by Galya Dimitrova
Sunday 10th may be just a regular Sunday for many of us, but not for the Chinese people. It’s Chinese New Year, the Year of Snake and you are all cordially invited to attend this festival. We, Culturae Mundi are celebrating this momentous occasion in association with the Chinese Students and Scholar Association, this Sunday at 6pm at the Hub.
Written by Iffat Malik
International Coventry is a small media team at Coventry University who cover events around the University creating news packages and eventually an episode out of the different news packages. This episode features Coventry University Graduation, the African Society elections for executives and cultures day organised by culturae mundi. To view the episode, just click below.
In association with CU’s Hindu society and the Bollywood Society, Culturae Mundi will be celebrating Diwali next week.
Diwali, commonly known as the festival of lights, carries great spiritual significance for Hindus, Jains, Buddhists and Sikhs all over the world. It is usually observed for five days; we will be having a packed evening commemorating Diwali on Monday the 12th.
It promises to be a superb event with a great array of Bollywood music and dancing, candle lighting and fire lanterns. You can also expect a stand for artistic henna application and as well as some prayer. We will be topping it off with a great meal as well.
It’s a night not to miss, right here on campus at Square One. Do join us for a wonderful evening starting at 6pm at Square One, Monday the 12th. We’ll see you there!
Written By Amel Guettatfi
A billion people around the world practice Islam, the fastest growing religion in the world. Coventry itself is home to thousands of Muslims from a diverse array of backgrounds. In celebration of the upcoming Eid al Adha, commemorating Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son Ishmael, Culturae Mundi will be hosting an Eid evening on November 1st at 5 pm at Square One.
The event will include an exciting and informative speaker, an exhibition, and of course food reflecting the multicultural background that Islam universally stems from.
This evening will be great for anyone interested in learning something new as well as meeting different people. The event is open to Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Do join for Eid celebration on November 1st at 5pm at Square One.
In recognition of its work towards a more understanding and inclusive society, Culturae Mundi has been shortlisted for a Coventry Community Cohesiveness Award. The three year old award, under the patronage of the Equalities and Community Cohesion Theme Group, Coventry Partnership celebrates this city’s rich heritage and its constant endeavor towards a more comprehensive community.
Written By Amel Guettatfi, Second Year Student