Prime Minister and London Mayor Take Part in Visit My Mosque day

18 February 2018 Prime Minister Theresa May, Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London and Andy Street joined tens of thousands of visitors at over 200 open mosques today. Over 200 mosques across the UK opened their doors to their neighbours of all faiths and none on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque day, facilitated by the Muslim Council … Read More

#VisitMyMosque 2018 Press Conference Launch

On Thursday 15th February, the Muslim Council of Britain held a press conference with the Al-Manaar Centre (MCHC) in Kensington. The press conference was held to provide information and an update on the national Visit My Mosque Day initiative and how other mosques across the UK are also positively shaping the future of their local communities for the better, such as Al … Read More

90% of people haven’t been inside a mosque – change that this weekend!

13 February 2018                 Most Britons know very little about Muslims as over 200 mosques open their doors on 18 February A YouGov Poll commissioned by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) has found that almost 70% of Britons hadn’t seen the inside of another faith’s place of worship, and almost 90% hadn’t … Read More

Launch Event: Visit My Mosque Day 2018

7 February 2018                 Open Doors, Open Mosques, Open Communities Over 200 mosques across the UK are getting set to open their doors on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 with the aim of building more bridges between communities. An official launch event for press and media will be held on 15 … Read More

Darren Osborne Terrorism Verdict: Time to Take Islamophobia Seriously

1 February 2018 The Muslim Council of Britain today welcomed the guilty verdict passed on Darren Osborne, convicted of murder and attempted murder after driving a van into a group of Muslims near a north London mosque in a terrorist attack. Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said: “The scenes we witnessed last summer were the … Read More

Better Mosques: A Community Consultation

Tell us how we should achieve better mosques in 2018 ‘Better Mosques: A Community Consultation’ is a nationwide consultation – running from 20 January to 31 March 2018 – inviting views on how a structured and national approach to developing better mosques in the UK can be achieved. Details are online at: www.ourmosquesourfuture.org.uk/consultation It was launched the Our Mosques Our Future … Read More

National Conference Kick Starts Consultation for Better Mosques

20 January 2018 Mosque leaders from across the country joined a major national conference today exploring the evolving role of mosques in 21st century Britain. Organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body, the conference kick-starts a community consultation process aimed at developing an institutionalised approach to excellence amongst Britain’s mosques. The ‘Our Mosques, Our … Read More

MCB Stands in Solidarity with Belfast Islamic Centre

23 December 2017 It has been brought to our attention that the Belfast Islamic Centre, an affiliate of the MCB has been attacked again today, following an incident with Britain First a few weeks ago. Worshippers found parts of a pig left at the mosque today. This incident follows several faced by Muslim communities in Belfast including women being threatened, … Read More

Census 2021 Consultation

21 December 2017 The Office for National Statistics (ONS) organised a ‘Census, Population & Public Policy Forum’ on 13 December to gauge views in the areas of ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation. Dr Jamil Sherif of ReDoc represented the MCB at the forum, which included participation from  faith communities and other advocacy groups.  Two of the expert speakers were … Read More

BBC Religion and Ethics Review – December 2017

20 December 2017 The Muslim Council of Britain welcomes the BBC’s Religion and Ethics review where there will be greater coverage on world religions, with an emphasis to convey better understanding of religion with sufficient depth in underlying religious or cultural dimensions. The Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Dr Omer El-Hamdoon, said: “We are pleased to … Read More