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in News November 27, 2018

APPG on British Muslims Launches Islamophobia Definition

We should welcome a definition of Islamophobia Earlier this week the APPG for British Muslims launched a working definition on Islamophobia, an essential step in tackling this issue and one we should welcome. The definition proposed is: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness or perceived… Read more

in News November 22, 2018

Wakefield Celebrates Mawlid for the First Time

Last weekend, communities around Wakefield gathered in the Cathedral precinct to mark the Islamic festival of Mawlid. Mawlid is the celebration of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad.   The festival, observed by praising Allah, fasting, poetry, family gatherings and the decoration of streets and homes, is celebrated in 27 regions throughout the UK. In Birmingham an annual public procession takes place, drawing thousands of Muslim worshippers.   However,… Read more

in News November 21, 2018

Interfaith Week: Uniting in the face of hatred

Inter Faith Week, which ran from Sunday 11 November to the 18 November is dedicated to promoting understanding and cooperation between communities. This year it couldn’t have come at a more fitting time, given we began the week by commemorating the Centenary of the First World War, which saw millions of people from different faiths… Read more

in News November 12, 2018

Things You Didn’t Know About World War 1

Sunday marked the centenary for World War 1 Armistice and you probably saw a lot of information about The Great War online, as well as heard a lot of similar stories being told. Here at Faith Forums, we thought we’d do something a little different and dig up some untold stories from deep in the… Read more