Tag Archive for integration

Integration: Back to Black(burn)

Avaes Mohammad on growing up in Blackburn, one of the pockets of segregation highlighted in the Casey Review, and how those promoting change from within will require more support from an integration strategy

The Casey Review and the need for an integration strategy

Integration matters because it’s about how we can all live well together - yet we have never had a sustained integration strategy in this country. The Casey Review is an opportunity we should seize to put that right.

Integration – finding shared ground

In this extract from 'What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain,' Jill Rutter explores the challenges and importance of increasing integration in the UK.

What unites Englishness and Islam?

Dr Timothy Winter of Cambridge University examines the shared traditions between Englishness and Islam

Finding an English Islam

'Can we make a national identity that works for all of us?' ask the speakers at British Future's "A Very English Islam" garden party

‘A Very English Islam’ Garden Party

What does an 'English Islam' look like? - a debate and discussion (over tea and cake) at the Woking Peace Garden

#WeAreAllEngland: football could bring England together for Euro 2016

A new poll finds that the England football team unites people in England more than any other symbol of English identity, as the #WeAreAllEngland campaign launches to promote England support across all races and faiths at Euro 2016

Mayor Khan must be more than a symbol of integration – he must make it happen

Sadiq Khan should not be content to be merely a symbol of integration, writes Sunder Katwala. He must now use the powers of his new office to be the practical champion of integration that London needs.

London Mayoral candidates commit to integration and citizenship

London mayoral hopefuls Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith commit to integration and citizenship focus at an inspiring London Citizens Assembly event

Why it’s time for an Office for Citizenship and Integration in London

On the anniversary of Britain’s first citizenship ceremony, a new report says that Britain has ‘forgotten’ the value of citizenship and the importance of proactively promoting better integration - and calls on the Capital to lead the way.

Why speaking English matters – for everyone

New British Future trustee Imam Qari Asim on the Prime Minister's visit to his Leeds Mosque - and why the PM's push to get more people speaking English is important for everyone, not just British Muslims

Making integration work

As the Prime Minister sets out proposals on Muslim integration and anti-discrimination, the following extracts from British Future’s pamphlet 'How to talk about immigration' examine the importance of integration, and specific integration challenges facing British Muslims.

How remembrance can help bring us together

Wearing the Remembrance poppy can help unite Britons from different faiths and ethnicities, says new research backed by Business Secretary Sajid Javid

Extremism: why a counter-narrative is never enough

Countering the destructive and divisive narratives of extremists is vital, but on its own a counter-narrative will never be enough. We also need to offer all people in our society a positive and inclusive vision of a British society that we all want to share, and in which we are all welcome to play a part, argues Sunder Katwala.

Promoting shared British values important in combating extremism

The Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham today, outlining the elements of a strategy to tackle extremism, was right to focus on British values as a key foundation for efforts to build a more inclusive society. Counter-extremism must do more than just propose inaction in its place, but must also offer a positive vision of a confident, inclusive Britain that is open to all of us.

7/7 survivor and faith leaders walk together

Faith leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faiths were joined today by 7/7 survivor Gill Hicks to support the #WalkTogether initiative, which calls on people all over Britain to get off the bus, train or tube one stop early on 7 July 2015 and walk the last stop, in a quiet moment of remembrance and unity

Poll shows anxious decade since 7/7

A new poll shows an anxious decade since 7/7, with most feeling community relations have got worse. The need to stand together remains greater than ever, writes Steve Ballinger.

Immigration from Europe – can we make it work in Southampton? Event Tues 10 March

Southampton’s Brits and Poles come together on 10 March to find ways to make immigration work in the city.

Why does Enoch still matter?

Almost half a century after his most famous speech why does Enoch Powell remain a regular reference point in the immigration debate? Asks Sunder Katwala

A decade after 7/7, where is the Muslim integration debate headed?

Ten years on from the terrorist attacks in London, questions about the radicalisation of young British Muslims have been raised again after stories emerged of British citizens travelling to Syria and Iraq to join the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in 2014.