British Future celebrates its fifth birthday this year. To mark the occasion a new publication, Bringing Britain Together, sets out our future strategy and programme for the years to come, as well as celebrating some of the highlights of our first five years. Here, Director Sunder Katwala explains the vision that will guide our work.
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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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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