Diversity

The Centre for Family Studies promotes ideological dialogue, intercultural encounters and proper guidance for all families.

Central to the diversity-themed research, projects and activities conducted and organised by our centre and within the context of the Bachelor in Family Studies, is the idea that, although our diverse society comes with its problems and challenges, ideology is a source of motivation and strength in family relations.

Moreover, in our centre and our study programme we strongly focus on a diversitysensitive approach. Our research themes, families, relationships and education, are never neutral, in the sense that they are always linked to ideology, culture, class and time frame. Families are diverse. But the students, teachers and researchers of our knowledge centre and study programme also come with their own diverse backgrounds. We aim to base our research and teachings on the awareness of our own position while appreciating that of others. 

Our centre has a long-standing tradition when it comes to organising diversity-themed projects. For example, for two decades we organised a training on Islamic views on relationships and education. In 2019-2020, as an extension of this project, a training on Islamic Counseling was offered on our campus.

In 2017 we started organising ‘Diversi-date’, an annual event where some hundred Brussels-based students are stimulated to contemplate and discuss the topics of identity and ideology in a safe setting. Based on these events and the output of the students a scenario was developed to help schools and other organisations establish an open dialogue amongst youngsters.

Between 2017 and 2019 the researchers and students of our campus also conducted research into the needs of families with a non-western migration background in terms of family and educational support and how NGO’s can meet those needs.

Our centre also conducts research into the living conditions of parents and children of refugee families and how these people can be better assisted. Read more about this here.

Short course: Islamic views on relationships and parenting

Short course with lectures and workshops by multiple speakers.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 09:30 to Friday, April 24, 2015 - 09:30
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Raising children with the Quran in Flanders

Parenting according to Islamic educational ideals: what does that mean?

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Urban social work with transmigrant families

What are the needs for wellbeing of transnational families, people whose family and/or social life is spread over different countries and cultures? Research project in collaboration with the departement of Social Work, Odisee.

 

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Fathers, sons and Islam: migrating between Oedipus & Abraham

Report of the seminar on December 5th 2012 about father-son relationships in migrant families – 2012.

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