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Lauren Booth

About Islam UK Correspondent

Lauren Booth is a TV and radio presenter who writes for online and print publications. She presents talks and lectures on the media, faith and politics at institutions around the world.Her first book and memoir, ‘Finding Peace In the Holy Land’ is published September 2018. Buy or pre-order ‘Finding Peace In The Holy Land’ here:

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People Not Buildings: Going Beyond Mosque Slogans

MANCHESTER – Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) held a national conference on best practice and forward thinking in UK mosques on Saturday, October 6. More than 300 attendees from different community areas gathered in a vast marquee at the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC), exploring the theme #PeopleNotBuildings. Topics covered during the one-day event focused …


Lauren Booth: Hiking and Flying whilst Muslim

Haworth. A cobbled, charming timepiece village, shunted, deep into the Yorkshire Moors. Setting off in the car with my daughters, I suspect we will soon risk stares as we (Anglo-Hijabis) join, almost uniquely, ‘white’ hiking families, on secluded walks, in the North of England . We arrive outside Ye Olde Apothecary, on the sweetly named …


The Life of a Miracle Seeker in `Eid Al-Adha

It makes me furious when the word ‘awesome’ is applied to everyday happenings like finding a new box set on Netflix. There is one area though where seeing pleasant things as expansive blessings and miracles do appeal to me: real life. Take this `Eid. My mum lives in an area of London that is home …


Community Rallies Around Mosque Vilified by BBC

MANCHESTER – On 19 August, a far-right protest which took place outside a mosque in the North of England was outnumbered by supporters from all walks of life. A TV report has reignited calls for a well-loved mosque in Greater Manchester to undergo a change of leadership. An ‘investigation’ by the BBC this week alleged …


UK Mosque Buzzing With a Sense of Community

LONDON – Whitechapel, London’s East End, is where legendary Asian restaurants, spice, and clothes markets nestle amongst English pubs and trendy art galleries creating a unique multicultural environment. Each summer, along with locals and tourists, the area buzzes in a special way, thanks to a project on the roof of East London Mosque. Khalil Attan …


Muslim Creativity Showcased at Annual UK Festival

The final weekend of July sees 45 acres of Oxfordshire woodland and fields adapted to showcase the diversity and creativity of the Muslim community. Willowbrook Farm is found, off a quiet country lane, amidst fields, unusually yellowed by this summer’s intense heat. Last weekend one of the fields was bordered by tents, as the public …


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