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St George’s Day Declaration By Christian-Muslim Groups
April 22, 2013 By Faith Matters

St George’s Day Declaration By Christian-Muslim Groups

St George’s Day Declaration By Christian-Muslim Groups: ‘Hijab Should Be As Welcome As Bangers And Mash’ The hijab should be as welcome as “bangers and mash” in England, a coalition of religious groups and campaigners have said, in an appeal for unity to mark St George’s day. Groups including the Muslim Council of Britain and […]

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April 19, 2013 By Faith Matters

Boston Bombings – Call for Calm

LONDON – Whilst the terrible events of the Boston Marathon are still fresh in our minds, and the shooting of two police officers and a suspect in a nearby suburb are understandably causing press speculation about the faith and ethnicity of those involved, Faith Matters (www.faith-matters.org) urges media and commentators to report with sensitivity as news […]

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The Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust
April 18, 2013 By Faith Matters

The Muslims who saved Jews from the Holocaust

A new exhibition aims to celebrate the role Muslims played in saving Jewish lives during the Holocaust. The Righteous Muslim Exhibition is being launched at the Board of Deputies of British Jews in Bloomsbury, central London. Photographs of 70 Muslims who sheltered Jews during World War II will be displayed alongside stories detailing their acts […]

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February 11, 2013 By Faith Matters

Why is Interfaith Both Difficult & Necessary

This short article doesn’t offer space for full exploration of why some people find inter faith, especially Christian-Muslim engagement, difficult. Over the last seven years the Christian Muslim Forum has seen that some, especially people from more conservative traditions, don’t see the importance of inter faith, seeing it as detracting from serving God in one’s […]

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Speech Given by the Director of Faith Matters & the TELL MAMA Campaign at the TELL MAMA Fundraising Dinner
January 27, 2013 By Faith Matters

Speech Given by the Director of Faith Matters & the TELL MAMA Campaign at the TELL MAMA Fundraising Dinner

Lord, Ladies, Your Excellencies and Honourable guests, We welcome you to the first annual dinner of the TELL MAMA national project. Many of you will know that the project supports victims of anti-Muslim prejudice and also maps, measures and analyses hotspot areas of where such anti-Muslim incidents take place. The reason that this project came […]

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Speech given by the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi to Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks). Originally given at Tell MAMA fundraising dinner, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version
January 25, 2013 By Faith Matters

Speech given by the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi to Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks). Originally given at Tell MAMA fundraising dinner, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version

It’s nearly 2 years to the day since I made that speech about Islamophobia. At the time I talked about the scourge of anti-Muslim hatred. From violence on the streets to vitriol online. And, dare I say it, derogatory comments at the dinner table… When I said that Islamophobia had ‘passed the dinner table test’. […]

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January 25, 2013 By Faith Matters

‘Muslim Patrols’ by a Handful of Individuals are Simply Ludicrous

The recent furore on the ‘Muslim Patrols’ shows the continued fear and trepidation that many feel when Muslims or Islam are used. The recent You Tube postings by a handful of individuals where they harassed passers by outside the East London mosque in Tower Hamlets actually highlighted the stupidity of these two individuals and the […]

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Fundraising Dinner for the TELL MAMA, Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks National Project
January 3, 2013 By Faith Matters

Fundraising Dinner for the TELL MAMA, Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks National Project

We hope that you can join us for what will be, an annual event, not just for Muslim communities, but for all those working against hate crimes in our country. Having launched in March 2012, we believe that no-one in this country should be subjected to hate or humiliation because of their identity or their […]

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A Fear Within France Which Grows – Muslim and Jewish Relations in the Country
October 30, 2012 By Faith Matters

A Fear Within France Which Grows – Muslim and Jewish Relations in the Country

Published in the Huffington Post, (30/10/12) The invitation I received two months ago was to an interfaith conference between Muslim and Jews in Paris run by the European Jewish Congress and the aims of the session were to discuss issues of anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The conference was therefore based on a seemingly pretty straightforward set […]

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September 23, 2012 By Faith Matters

Comments by Pakistan’s Railways Minister – Ghulam Ahmed Bilour

“We deplore the comments made by the Pakistani Railways Minister, Ghulam Ahmed Bilour, who has put a $100,000 bounty on the head of the Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the individual who put together the low-budget trailer for the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ film. Fueling the flames of anger and counter-reaction, the statement has once again put Pakistan […]

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