ReDoc Seminar Series-Changing the Paradigm: Foregrounding Everyday Peace in Discourses About Islam

MCB Research & Documentation Committee (ReDoc) 2016 Seminar & Discussions Series Changing the Paradigm: Foregrounding Everyday Peace in Discourses About Islam by Dr Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University. Date: Wednesday 24th February 2016 Time: 6.00 – 8.00pm Venue: Muslim Council of Britain Office Please note that places are limited. RSVP by 22 February to … Read More

Thousands of Britons take part in ‘Visit My Mosque’ initiative

08 February 2016 Thousands of Britons were welcomed into over 80 mosques across the country on Sunday 7 February, as part of the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day. Mosques across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland invited in neighbours to share tea and refreshments, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. … Read More

British Mosques Invite in Neighbours in Second National ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day

28th January 2016 On 7 February 2016, over 80 British mosques around the country will be participating in the second annual ‘Visit My Mosque’ Day.   Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. #VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims … Read More

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefing 7

British Muslims in Numbers: Briefings To carry forward the findings of the MCB report ‘British Muslims in Numbers’ (2015), the MCB’s Research and Documentation Committee has published its seventh briefing today. This briefing is titled, Briefing 7: ‘Half of British Muslims face poverty or deprivation’ – January 2016. To read this, have a look here: http://www.mcb.org.uk/muslimstatistics/briefings/briefing7/ Previous briefings can be … Read More

Integration Needs to Take Place Beyond the Lens of Security

18 January 2016 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the Prime Minister’s call for more efforts to have English taught, but it cautioned against the language used to make such calls, and links to securitisation. Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The Prime Minister is absolutely right in wanting English to be taught … Read More

Ramadan and School Exams: Less Hysteria, More Context Please

7th January 2016 Today some newspapers have once again led with front pages with hysteric headlines on Muslims, this time with the charge that all ‘Pupils Face Exam Shake-Up To Accommodate Fasting Muslims’.    In fact, there is no ‘shake-up’ or talk of radically changing exam timetable to fit the lives of fasting pupils. It is reasonable that the Joint Council … Read More

We Must Deepen Intra-Faith Unity in Britain

4 January 2016 – The Muslim Council of Britain today issued a call for greater intra-faith unity, particularly after a weekend of tensions in the Middle East, following the execution of Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a Shia scholar, and 46 other individuals in the Kingdom.  “We are deeply concerned that this latest issue will serve to deepen sectarian tensions, particularly here … Read More

MCB Congratulates Those Named in 2016 Honours List

The Muslim Council of Britain would like to congratulate all those extraordinary  individuals recognised in the 2016 New Year’s Honours List. The honours system recognises people who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain, and who have made achievements in public life. The 2016 New Year’s Honours Muslim award winners include: Commander of the Order of the British Empire … Read More

Visit My Mosque 2016

#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by The Muslim Council of Britain, where British mosques open their doors to the general public, share tea and cakes alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. Many mosques have open door policies, with many regularly holding open days throughout the year to invite the local … Read More