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Report on Converts to Islam in the UK: A Minority Within a Minority
December 28, 2010 By Faith Matters

Report on Converts to Islam in the UK: A Minority Within a Minority

This report was undertaken by Faith Matters to assess the roles that converts to Islam have within our communities and it shows that there are numerous positive and highly productive roles that they play. There has also been no definitive study on the number of converts and whilst the assessments in this report are projections, […]

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Faith Leadership Through Chaplaincy: Experiences from Muslim Communities: Summary of Issues and Recommendations from Consultations with Chaplains, Sector Leaders and Communities
December 7, 2010 By Faith Matters

Faith Leadership Through Chaplaincy: Experiences from Muslim Communities: Summary of Issues and Recommendations from Consultations with Chaplains, Sector Leaders and Communities

This is a report that outlines the views of Muslim chaplains, sector leaders and Muslim communities as well as other faith communities on faith leadership. This work was undertaken over a 7 month period and took in a number of key organisations that work with Muslim and other faith communities. This is a unique report […]

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The English Defence League: Challenging Our Country and Our Values of Social Inclusion, Fairness and Equality
November 20, 2010 By Faith Matters

The English Defence League: Challenging Our Country and Our Values of Social Inclusion, Fairness and Equality

The English Defence League: Challenging Our Country and Our Values of Social Inclusion, Fairness and Equality. A detailed report on key leaders within the English Defence League, their funders and those that formulate its strategy. This report is a damning insight into a group that promotes a non-racist image, yet those aligned and linked to […]

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Developing a Local Narrative Against Extremism
September 26, 2010 By Faith Matters

Developing a Local Narrative Against Extremism

The Our Faiths and Our Shared Futures booklet is the culmination of 1 years work with imams, priests and rabbis in Derby. The booklet looks at scriptural narratives that underscore the need for (1) the respect of difference (2) the protection of life (3) countering extremism. The booklet is made up of the work of […]

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The Role of Righteous Muslims
July 2, 2010 By Faith Matters

The Role of Righteous Muslims

THE ROLE OF RIGHTEOUS MUSLIMS: HEROES SAVING LIVES IN THE HOLOCAUST This booklet, (the Role of Righteous Muslims), is aimed at broadening knowledge and awareness of the roles that some Muslims took during the Holocaust and whose stories show the moral and physical courage of these individuals who believed in doing what was right. Today, […]

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Developing Diversity Directory
June 7, 2010 By Faith Matters

Developing Diversity Directory

The Developing Diversity Directory has been developed by Faith Matters over the last year and through contact and consultation with over 480 mosques in England. Faith Matters undertook focus groups with Muslim women in England around 5 key areas they wanted to see within mosques in terms of core service delivery and each of the […]

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Prevent Peers Programme
May 13, 2010 By Faith Matters

Prevent Peers Programme

The Prevent Peers programme was a series of Prevent training sessions which provided 15 hours of training per participant per local authority. It was delivered from October 2009 to March 2010 and involved 8 local authorities within the West Midlands region. Faith leaders, elected members and officers received training on a range of cohesion and […]

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Adab Research Report
May 6, 2010 By Faith Matters

Adab Research Report

A PERSPECTIVE OF SIKH & MUSLIM RELATIONS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM & CAUSES OF TENSIONS & MISTRUST BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES The Adab (Respect) research report builds on the work that Faith Matters undertook in Corrymeela in 2008 where a group of Sikhs and Muslims took part in facilitated discussions sessions looking at issues affecting […]

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Supporting Chaplaincy Within Public Institutions: Perspectives from Muslim Chaplains
April 20, 2010 By Faith Matters

Supporting Chaplaincy Within Public Institutions: Perspectives from Muslim Chaplains

DCLG commissioned Faith Matters to promote and show good practice within different professional sectors that were employing Muslim chaplains. A generic guideline on standards for the recruitment of Muslim chaplains was produced for those sectors and institutions which may require such a resource. The guidelines could not be more prescient than it is now. Chaplaincy […]

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Cohesive Communities
March 18, 2010 By Faith Matters

Cohesive Communities

Working Towards Bridging Divides Between Sikh and Muslim Communities Confronting Regional Barriers and Divisions Between Sikh and Muslim Communities Through Conflict Resolution Programmes at Corymeela This project was completed on the 2nd of September 2008 and full details of the project are listed in the introduction below. This was a particularly tough project that roused […]

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