AuthorDr. Jeremy Henzell-Thomas

Dr. Jeremy Henzell-Thomas is a Research Associate and former Visiting Fellow at the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, he is Founder and former Executive Director of the Book Foundation, a registered UK charity which works with partner institutions in the UK, Europe, and the USA to improve understanding of Islam in the West, and whose mission includes the dissemination of The Message of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad.  He was the first Chair of the UK Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism (FAIR), is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS UK), an Associate Editor of the quarterly Critical Muslim, and a contributing editor of the online resource The American Muslim. He speaks and writes widely on the themes of education, society, and spirituality, having written regular columns over the years for Islamica and emel magazines, and for the Credo column in The Times.

Armonia: Fitting Together in a Plural World


The word Armonia, and its English equivalent Harmony, come from Greek harmonia via Latin, and ultimately from the Indo-European root ar-, which had the sense of ‘joining’ or ‘fitting together’, very much like the modern sense of an orderly, congruent and aesthetically pleasing arrangement of parts.  The English word arm, in its two senses of ‘limb’ and ‘weapon’ also comes from the...

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