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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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Exclusive Interview: MACFest Founder Talks to AboutIslam

MANCHESTER – Qaisra Shahraz, is an internationally renowned author of British-Pakistani heritage. Her novels include ‘The Holy Woman’ and ‘Revolt.’ Qaisra’s interfaith activism outside the world of writing has won her plaudits. She was the winner of the National Diversity ‘Lifetime Achiever Award’ in 2016 and a year later, named the most influential woman in …


Muslim Youth Find New Hero in Popular TV Series

Forty minutes from Istanbul, I am starting to feel car sick as our minivan turns off the road, onto a rocky mountain track, in the midst of the Beykoz forest. In the Ottoman period, this vast woodland, to the north of the Turkish capital, was a favorite hunting place and regional retreat, for the Ottoman …


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 …


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