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Jewish & Muslim UK Students Discuss Gender & Faith

BRISTOL – Thirty young Jewish and Muslim women gathered at Bristol University in the UK for a unique gender and interfaith conference to discuss ‘difficult ideas and topics’. Jewish News reported on December 6. Organized by Bristol Students Union and Nisa-Nashim, the students shared their inspiration and their struggles when taking on leadership roles in their faith …

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Dutch Still Get it Wrong on Muslims: New Study

AMSTERDAM – According to Ipsos Perils of Perception survey,  the Dutch people, fuelled by Islamophobia, overestimate the number of Muslims in the Netherlands and the percentage of the population born abroad, Dutch News reported on December 6. The research, which takes place in 37 countries, shows that the Dutch think 26% of the population were born outside …

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British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

British Mosques Train Women for Senior Roles

LONDON – The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) launched its ‘Women in Mosques Development Programme’ to support female leaders in finding roles in mosque boards and managerial positions, Eastern Eye reported on December 5. “As a woman leader, the programme helps you feel confident enough to put yourself forward in the position. Should a situation arise where the …

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5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

5th Peace Forum in Muslim Societies Inaugurated in UAE

ABU DHABI – The 5th Annual Conference of the Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies was inaugurated yesterday, December 5, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Urdu Point reported. The three-day event is being organized under the theme, “Alliance of Virtues: An Opportunity for Global Peace“. Some 800 representatives of various religions, international human rights organizations, and a …

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Salah Wins FSF Men’s Player of the Year Award

LONDON – Mohamed Salah has been named the Football Supporters’ Federation’s (FSF) Men’s Player of the Year for 2018, Liverpool FC reported. “Thank you for this award, it means so much to me because it was voted for by supporters. Usually I share any awards with my teammates and all the staff at Liverpool, but …

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British Muslims

Islamophobia: British Muslims Demand Full Legal Protection

LONDON – British Muslim organizations and councils across the UK are calling the political party leaders to adopt a newly proposed definition of Islamophobia. The demand is made through co-signed open letters published earlier this week. The Guardian reported on December 1. “For our communities, it was vital that the definition encapsulated the racialized reality …

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