in News March 20, 2017

The ECJ rules against religious symbols

The highest court within the EU, the ECJ (European Court of Justice), has made a controversial decision to ban religious symbols from the workplace. Such actions have sparked tensions amongst certain groups of people namely the Muslim community who believe that this decision was singling out the hijab. Indeed, the court case dealt with a… Read more

in News March 17, 2017

We teach our children not to speak to strangers

This generation is a lot more tech aware, from tablets to smartphones, the National Literacy Trust has found that 86% of school-age children own a mobile phone. There is no doubting the benefits of the instantaneous nature of today’s technology; it is a means for parents to keep up with their children’s’ whereabouts. More so,… Read more

in News March 16, 2017

Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Europe’s highest Court, The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the wearing of “any political, philosophical or religious sign” such as headscarves need not constitute direct discrimination. This ruling comes after an employee, who observes the headscarf, was fired from her workplace in Belgium. Whilst this may be perceived as a Muslim focused issue,… Read more

in News March 13, 2017

Community review of Louise Casey Report

As part of the Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI) network, we have been engaging with communities across England to identify the biggest issues they have in regards to cohesion and integration. Our work means directly supporting places of worship to build capacity and to better serve their communities. This also means giving communities the platforms to… Read more

in News March 9, 2017

Nisa-Nashim Inaugural Conference

In light of International Women’s Day, hundreds of Muslim and Jewish women came together, for Nisa-Nashim’s first conference ‘Challenging the Narrative’. Nisa-Nashim, an organisation founded by Julie Siddiqi and Laura Marks, aims to bring the Jewish and Muslim communities together to promote positive dialogue and challenge negative rhetoric. There are currently 3 million Muslims and 300,000… Read more