Tag Archive for Remembrance

Derby children remember WW1 soldiers of all creeds & colours

Children in Derby learned about soldiers from across the Commonwealth who fought for Britain in WW1 at a Remember Together workshop.

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.

Politicians of all parties join faith leaders in call to Remember Together

Politicians from all parties have joined faith leaders, former military heads and charities to support Remember Together, a new initiative to promote integration by bringing people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together to mark Remembrance of their shared WW1 history.

Imams from across UK to give Remembrance sermons marking shared WW1 history

Imams in mosques around the country will give remembrance-themed services at Friday prayers as part of Remember Together, a new initiative to promote integration by bringing people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together to mark Remembrance and the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

Remember Together

How remembering shared history can bring people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together - and promote integration.

How can shared history help integration in Bradford today?

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, spoke at Bradford’s Cartwright Hall at a British Future event to explore how greater understanding of the First World War contribution from the Indian Army’s Muslim soldiers could help integration in Britain today.

Video: Bradford youth rap remembrance of shared history

Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Muslim and non-Muslim youth in Bradford explore, in a new video, how remembering our shared history can help integration today.

“I owe my existence to Indian army Muslim soldiers” – Paddy Ashdown

The former Lib Dem leader joined British Future at an event with descendants of Muslim soldiers and white officers who fought side-by-side in the WW1

“No culture wars please, we’re British” – WW1 Centenary should be about reconciliation, not victory, says public

Voters on both sides of the referendum divide reject more politicised interpretations of the WW1 Centenary and would rather focus on reconciliation than victory, according to new research tracking public attitudes to the Centenary commemorations.

Somme centenary unites a divided Britain

Sunder Katwala on how Britain will set aside political divisions and come together to mark the Somme centenary

Bikers remember the fallen

London biker Anton on the Ring of Red Ride and the honour of supplying motorbike outriders for the Remembrance parade to the Tottenham Cenotaph

Scotland remembers together

Scots on both sides of the independence debate will come together to mark the two minutes' Armistice Day silence, according to British Future research.

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

Why millions choose to wear a remembrance poppy

Let's have no 'culture wars' over the poppy, writes Avaes Mohammad: The strength of our tradition of remembrance is that it’s voluntary.

‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches to mark centenary of first Victoria Cross for Muslim soldier

A new ‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches today, backed by the Islamic Society of Britain, to raise money for the Poppy Appeal and offer British Muslims a new way to mark Remembrance.

Legacy of Sikh and Muslim soldiers of WW1 explored

British Future’s recent study into public attitudes to the First World War centenary showed that the single biggest increase in public knowledge about WW1 relates to the contribution of soldiers from the Empire and the Commonwealth who fought for Britain. Things Unseen produced two radio programmes looking at the contribution of Muslim and Sikh soldiers, why they fought, and the importance of that historical legacy now.

‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – WW1 Commemoration

The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, designed by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, which commemorates those fallen during the First World War already covers a huge swathe of the Tower of London’s dry moat, writes Joe Cryer.

Why the world won’t fall out over WW1 centenary

As the British government seeks to ensure that centenary activities fully mark the contribution of Empire and Commonwealth soldiers, can it find common ground to reflect Australian and Canadian pride in the birth of a nation, Indian and Pakistani concerns about getting the form of recognition right, and South African scepticism about the contemporary relevance of a conflict fought between long lost Empires, asks Sunder Katwala.

Who was greatest sporting hero who died in the Great War?

The largest collective acts of commemoration this remembrance weekend will take place at sporting events. The Millennium Stadium at Cardiff Arms Park, Murrayfield and Twickenham will fall silent ahead of the rugby internationals, and more than half a million supporters will pay their respects at club grounds, large and small, around Britain, with red poppies embroidered into football shirts in the English and Scottish premier leagues, writes Matthew Rhodes.

“Centenary will help bring a new insight into WWI”

With the centenary of the commencement of the Great War approaching, an opportunity presents itself to remember, to reflect, and to renew our national understanding of the shared histories that draw us together, as well as the way we pass on those understandings and identities to our children, says school teacher Michael Merrick.