The Centre for Islam and Medicine is a research institute addressing questions at the interface of religion and science, particularly in the context of biomedicine and healthcare. It facilitates an interdisciplinary exploration of themes related to health, illness, life and death, relying on scientific knowledge, principles of Islamic philosophy, epistemology, law and ethics.
As a multidisciplinary centre, the CIM welcomes and engages the voices and experiences of a broad range of stakeholders, including patients, practitioners, academics, and scholars. We hope to produce research, develop comprehensive educational resources, and deliver training, to impact practice and policy.
Since our launch in 2014, we have delivered ten educational seminars, public events and meetings, attended by over 1000 people. We have participated in and delivered talks at over 50 events. We have had successful partnerships with the Cambridge Muslim College, Birmingham University and the Initiative on Islam and Medicine at the University of Chicago, having organised a forum for scholars and doctors, delivered teaching, and co-authored a peer-reviewed publication.
We aspire to create a more coherent and fluid discourse between science and religion, especially in the context of biomedicine and healthcare.
To identify and research key themes within the healthcare setting, to enable practitioners and patients to navigate challenges faced at the intersection of science and religion.
The CIM strives to produce academic research and accessible educational products, incorporating the philosophical, epistemological and ethical framework offered by the Islamic faith.