Tag Archive for Islam

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.

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

From the Somme to Sangin – a century of Muslim service to Britain

As we come together to remember 100 years since the Somme, Steve Ballinger reports from an Armed Forces Iftar marking a century of Muslim service to Britain

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.

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.

Sing together for Paris

The horrific murders in Paris shocked us all. Let us come together to show solidarity with the French people - and show that terrorists will not divide us.

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.

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.

Question and debate the veil, don’t rush to ban it

As a practising Muslim I don’t believe that covering a woman’s face is something that Islam requires of her. I also don’t believe it’s fair to say that people who find the face veil threatening or intimidating are simply being racist or Islamophobic I don’t even believe that covering the face is particularly conducive to the country we live in. But then neither is the idea of banning it! writes Rabiha Hannan