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Monawar Hussain delivers University Sermon in Oxford

Eton is very proud that our Muslim Tutor, Monawar Hussain, was recently invited by the University of Oxford to deliver the University Sermon.

Monawar is the founder of the Oxford Foundation, which works with young people to promote religious and racial harmony. He was made an MBE last year for services to interfaith relations and the community.

In his sermon, he condemned oppressive power, and said that examples included the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the harassment of House of Commons staff, grooming by the Huddersfield gang sentenced last week to a total of 221 years in jail, online videos that sought to radicalise young Muslims, and anti-Semitism.

“Jesus, upon him be peace, radically redefines greatness and, in effect, power. To be great and powerful is to serve others,” Monawar said. He urged the congregation to serve by opening up “new possibilities for those seeking to burst through the bubbles of social and economic disadvantage”.

DATE POSTED: 29 October 2018

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