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Losing My Religion Conference 2019

MEND’s flagship Losing My Religion Conference (LMRC) is coming back and it’s bigger than ever! At times when the Muslim communities are being portrayed as backwards, LMRC 2019 sets to be an opportunity for our communities to take back the narrative! To take ownership of what it means to be a...

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Places of worship must be protected!

  On 10th April 2019, Steven Bishop was imprisoned for four years for plotting to bomb a mosque in London. He was found with fireworks, instruction pamphlets, and components to make an incendiary device. He was initially charged with preparing an act of terrorism, but his guilty plea and...

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Response to Islamophobia at the Times

A report published today calls for an independent investigation into the Times’ coverage of stories involving Muslims. The report examines three “scandals” covered by Andrew Norfolk, who is one of Britain’s leading journalists for one of Britain’s most respected newspapers. The authors...

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The “Salah Effect”

A recent study produced by Stanford University has shown that the county of Merseyside has experienced a reduction in Islamophobic hate crime since the Egyptian striker, Mo Salah, was signed by Liverpool Football Club in June 2017. It is suggested that his record achieving performances as the...

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Prayer Spaces in Schools

The Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) at MEND has witnessed a recent rise in reports from young Muslims across the country who are unable to access a prayer space at their schools. These reports suggest that schools aren’t meeting the needs of their students, and they would benefit from guidelines...

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Training with the IRU!

The Islamophobia Response Unit (IRU) organised a fantastic training day event on Saturday 27th April, at the University College London (UCL). The event was organised to equip prospective volunteers with the necessary knowledge and skills to become IRU caseworkers at MEND. The workshops covered a...

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