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Past Event Articles

Balfour Road Mosque – Causes & Cures of Islamophobia

The welcoming community of Redbridge had invited the Redbridge working group to deliver a presentation on the Causes and Cures of Islamophobia. The congregation joined our volunteers and presenters on the top floor of Balfour Road Mosque after the night prayer was completed. The hall was packed...

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Solidarity with Christchurch

Following the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand Mend Birmingham organised and participated in a number of local solidarity events.  Both the Mend Birmingham group chair, Haniya Aadam, and regional manager, Azhar Qayum, made appearances on regional television, ITV and BBC respectively. ...

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Teachers Conference – Croydon College

The Croydon working group have had a strong working relationship with their local council who have been supportive of the work MEND are doing to tackle Islamophobia. As a result they invited us to have a stall at the Croydon teachers conference in Croydon College. Teachers had gathered together to...

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Masjid Isa Ibn Mariam presentation

Mend Birmingham held a presentation on challenging Islamophobia at one of Birmingham’s newest and most forward thinking Masajid.  Masjid Isa Ibn Mariam is in a former Church building in one of Birmingham’s more plush suburbs. At the presentation the local community was presented with...

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The Arab Cultural Forum – Presentation

In April Mend Birmingham jointly hosted a presentation and discussion on Challenging Islamophobia with the Arab Cultural Forum. The evening started with prayers lead by a young local Qari (Quran reciter). Following the prayers Mend’s regional manager presented Islamophobia statistics and talked...

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Citizens Video Journalism Training

Citizens UK collaborated with MEND to deliver this unique training session. Hassan, one of the attendees summed up the experiences of the day. “The event taught us the importance of journalism and film making. How effective of a tool filmmaking can be. How powerful social media is in our current...

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Pioneering Women – IWD Leicester Guildhall

On 13 March at the prestigious Guildhall, MEND Leicester held an event called Pioneering Women to celebrate International Women’s Day. The local Mend group wanted to celebrate how women had, against all odds, achieved so much. The event was split in two parts with networking by women-lead...

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Leicester Councillor Presentation

Mend Leicester working group followed up its various meetings, after Leicester Council’s historic motion on tackling Islamophobia, with a large meeting of Councillors. The meeting was attended by approximately a third of the City’s Councillors.  Shockat Adam Patel, Mend Leicester chair, and...

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Islamophobia: Causes and Cures (Masjid Tauheed)

On Saturday 30th March, Mend’s Newham WG group delivered a Islamophobia: Causes and Cures presentation at Masjid Tauheed, Manor Park to a large gathering made up of a range of youngsters and elders too. With the terror attacks in New Zealand still fresh in the minds of the Muslim community, the...

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APPRECIATION CEREMONY #iAM2018

On November 25th, Wakefield Mend hosted an appreciation ceremony for IAM2018 and it was a huge success! Keeping with the current theme of this year’s IAM: recognising the contributions of local Muslims, we decided to honour those who enrich our community quietly, in their own way. The first of...

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