Author Archive for British Future

Learning to stand up to hatred

Pupils at a Wolverhampton primary school are learning how to stand up to hatred and prejudice, writes Steve Ballinger.

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.

Could St George help bring England together?

Most people think we should do more to mark national moments - like St George's Day - that can bring people together, writes Steve Ballinger

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.

The European elections: what they mean and what to do about them

The European elections: what will happen? What will it mean for our wider politics? And what should we do if, as some fear, it turns nasty?

Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together

Most people in Britain think our society remains divided - but they also agree that the arts can help to bridge divides in British society, if it makes more effort to get out of London and big cities into towns across the UK. 'Crossing Divides: How arts and heritage can bring us together' looks at how the First World War centenary arts programme helped bridge divides and reach new audiences. 

The People’s Centenary: Tracking public attitudes to the First World War centenary

The First World War tracker has examined public attitudes and knowledge of the First World War centenary since 2012, exploring key themes from awareness of key facts and dates about the First World War to sources of information and public attitudes to the tone of the centenary commemorations.

‘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.

Unsettled status: securing the future for EU citizens in the UK

A report on the EU Settlement Scheme examines barriers to EU citizens securing status and what the Home Office should do to make sure the system works.

Folkestone: compassion & concern at boat arrivals

British Future Director of Strategy Jill Rutter writes from a recent visit to Folkestone in Kent.

Immigration White Paper: response

Response to the Government's new Immigration White Paper

We are recruiting for new trustees

British Future is seeking to recruit three new trustees to join our high-calibre Board and Executive Team.

Muslim voices lead new UK asylum calls for Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi

British Muslim voices lead new calls for the UK to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan.

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: London schools Remember Together

London schoolchildren from different faith and ethnic backgrounds are coming together on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the soldiers of all backgrounds who fought in the First World War.

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.