Tag Archive for integration

Crossing Divides ‘On the move’

The BBC ‘Crossing Divides’ season is holding an ‘on the move’ day today, to encourage people to spark conversations on their journeys. Could we talk to each other more on public transport? 

Letting refugees learn

Fluency in English is one of the most important factors underpinning integration. But a new report reveals the difficulties refugees face in accessing the English language classes they need to rebuild their lives in the UK

Sajid Javid: ‘We’ve welcomed people and it’s made us stronger’

At a special event with British Future, Home Secretary Sajid Javid discusses the challenges of immigration, integration and identity in British society today, in conversation with Sunder Katwala.

Why we should postpone the ‘Festival of Britain’

Most people quite like the idea of a 'Festival of Britain', writes Steve Ballinger: but 2022 would be the worst-possible year to hold it.

‘Integration action plan must not be squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit’

British Future welcomed the Government’s new Integrated Communities Action plan, urging that plans are not squeezed out by competing pressures of Brexit.

VIDEO: Bradford schools unite to Remember Together

Children from two Bradford primary schools, one majority Asian and the other majority white, will come together on Remembrance Sunday to lay a wreath at the Bradford cenotaph made of giant poppies commemorating WW1 soldiers of all backgrounds.

We can find common ground on immigration – but politicians need to work for it

Speech by Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, at the Conservative Party Conference fringe 'Immigration after Brexit - is there common ground?' with ConservativeHome and PWC.

Integration starts with contact in schools

Greater efforts to promote contact between children from different ethnic, faith and class backgrounds  - including 'twinning' of faith schools to help pupils mix with children of other faiths - should be mandatory in all state schools, British Future proposes today in its submission to the government's consultation on its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

Integration: getting it right locally

Report from 'Integration: Getting it right locally', a one-day conference organised by British Future, Hope not hate and the Barrow Cadbury Trust

Harry & Meghan: the new face of royalty in a changing Britain

When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on 19 May, Britain will welcome its first mixed-race princess - and most Britons will barely notice.

Enoch Who? ‘Rivers of Blood’ is ancient history to young Britons of 2018

50 years on, does 'Rivers of blood' loom large over attitudes to race? Not if you're under 40.

The girl with snow in her hair and the blue umbrella

Angela Spence on growing up black & British in Wolverhampton in the shadow of 'Rivers of Blood'

New London integration strategy must truly be about ‘All of us’

The new London integration strategy must truly work for 'all of us', not just for migrants and minorities, if it is to really increase integration across the capital

Integration Green Paper: our 10-point plan to turn commitments into local action

What needs to happen to turn the Green Paper commitments into real integration? Jill Rutter highlights ten things that need to happen for this to take place.

Integration Green Paper: an important foundation for an ‘all of us’ approach

The new Integration Green Paper moves on from the Casey Review to a broader debate about integration. There is consensus on what we need to do - now we must get on and do it.

Conference: Immigration and integration – getting it right locally

Join us for ‘Immigration and integration: getting it right locally’, an essential event for anyone working on integration, community cohesion and immigration in the UK.

National Conversation on Immigration in Northern Ireland

Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue for the public, according to series of new reports released today from the National Conversation on Immigration.

2017: the British Future year in review

In a year when issues of identity were never far from the headlines, British Future sought to link local and national debates about immigration and integration.