British National travelling for Hajj? Live Q&A – Monday 22 Sept

Find out about the help and support available to you. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be holding a Twitter Q&A session on Monday 22nd September. Join the live Twitter Q&A hour, to have your questions answered. Date: Monday, 22 September 2014 Time:11am to 12pm (UK Time) Send questions to @ukinsaudiarabia twitter account using#HajiUK (Focus will be on queries on supporting … Read More

Campaign Launched to Treat Gaza’s Severely Wounded Children in UK

5 August 2014 #SaveGazaKids With at least 300 children and adolescents killed in Gaza by the Israeli Defence Force in the last month, a new campaign has been launched today to treat in the UK those children in desperate need of medical treatment. Because of the seven year siege, and current onslaught, Gaza lacks medical supplies, equipment and expertise. Today, … Read More

British Muslims Urge Prime Minister to Act on Gaza


1 August 2014 Over a 100 community leaders, activists, business leaders and scholars from across the British Muslim community* put their name to a joint letter to David Cameron urging the Government to act decisively to stop the indiscriminate slaughter of Palestinians. The civilian casualties are increasing daily, with over 1,400 dead women, children and men. The letter represents a consensus view from … Read More

The Muslim Council of Britain Responds to Peter Clarke’s “Trojan Horse” Letter Report

The Muslim of Council of Britain welcomes the Education Secretary Nicola Morgan’s assurance that the government supports ‘the right of Muslim parents to be involved in their children’s schools and their commitment to take leading roles in public life.’ The Education Secretary was responding to the latest report issued by Peter Clarke, who was asked to investigate Birmingham schools following … Read More

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: Previous briefings can be … Read More

Aberdeen Muslims organise clean-up of rubbish-strewn beach

19 January 2016 Aberdeen Muslims organise clean-up of rubbish-strewn beach Muslims in Aberdeen organised a beach clean on Saturday 16th January, after recent storms caused more rubbish to wash up on the seaside than normal. About 40 volunteers across two sessions braved freezing outdoor temperatures to remove plastic, wood and other items of rubbish that has come in from the … 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

Islamic Relief Job Vacancies

Current Vacancies London Deputy Director – UK Fundraising DEADLINE: Upon successful appointment VIEW Community Fundraising & Volunteer Officer x3 (London x2 and North x1) DEADLINE: 20.01.2016 VIEW Executive Assistant to the UK Director DEADLINE 21.01.2016 VIEW Webmaster DEADLINE 26.01.2016 VIEW Birmingham Senior Policy Advisor – Poverty reduction (role can also be based in London) DEADLINE: 07.02.16 VIEW Business Development Manager … Read More