Source: Uwe Kils (Attribution via Wikimeida Commons) I’ve often used the model of an iceberg in reflecting on identity. The most striking feature of an iceberg and perhaps the most often drawn analogy; how the majority of it is in fact ‘below the surface.’ Only a small fraction of an iceberg is readily perceived; the lesson [...]
The State of Formation seeks to provide a platform for emerging religious and ethical leaders in formation. But what does it really mean to be in formation? This personal reflection looks at reconciling between two contrasting notions of what it means to be in formation for a young British Muslim.
Bilal Hassam is a trainee Doctor at the University of Nottingham concurrently studying a Masters in Inter-Religious Relations at De Montfort University, Leicester. He spent a year as a Faiths Act Fellow for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the Interfaith Youth Core (Chicago) serving as an Inter-Religious Ambassador for the UN Millennium Development Goals; mobilising faith communities to work together in the fight against global poverty. He continues to be involved in a plethora of charitable and community organisations and initiatives across the UK and Europe and can be followed at twitter.com/bilalhassam