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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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Tanmanjeet Singh Dheshi vs Boris Johnson

  The Labour MP, Tanmanjeet Singh Dheshi, has become something of a parliamentary hero in recent times. Few could have missed Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s significantly less than perfect record in his dealings with minority communities throughout his career. However, in a powerful speech...

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Muslim initiatives tackling social problems!

  “Those who believe and do good deeds – the Gracious God will create love in their hearts”. – Qur’an, 19:96. Over recent years, heavy criticism has been levied against the Government, including by UN representatives, for failing to tackle major socioeconomic problems – such as...

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Are human rights at risk post-Brexit?

On July 23rd 2019, leading brexiteer, Boris Johnson, became the UK Prime Minister. He is an individual well known for making crude, racist, and misogynistic comments such as referring to veiled Muslim women as “letterboxes” and “bank robbers” and referring to black people as...

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BME women face the most discrimination in employment

A society and work environment free of discrimination still remains an aspiration for many in the UK. This is particularly so for Muslim women, but severely impacts all women from a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) background. Studies have shown that Muslim women face what has been termed a...

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Tackling Islamophobia through sport and the media

Sport has a longstanding reputation of being a tool for breaking down barriers and building bonds across society. This cohesive potential can be seen in the references to Islam and the prominence of Muslim players in England’s recent Cricket World Cup-winning team. Academics have often pointed to...

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Newspapers launch paid placements for British Muslims

Two of Britain’s most read newspapers, the Sun and the Mirror, have each launched a paid work placement for postgraduate students who are active and involved in British Muslim communities. The Widening Media Diversity Scholarship at London’s City University covers the tuition fees of two...

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The Muslims are… going green

  Although Muslims are frequently characterised by negative tropes and stereotypes within media and public discourses, in reality, British Muslims are making positive contributions in all fields of public life, especially with regards to the environment. The mass sit in protest Extinction...

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