We talk about compassionate alternatives to immigration detention existing, but it’s often not clear what this actually means!. This blog from the King’s Arms Project lifts the lid on their compassionate, community based alternative to detention.Read More - A Community-Based Alternative to Detention: The Advice Service Read More
Here at Ben & Jerry's we love nothing more than trying new flavours, swapping scoops and experiencing life on the other side of the cone. After all, we don't live in a one flavour world, and we think that new experiences brings us closer together, no matter what your religion or race!
Our friends at the Muslim Council of Britain have come up with an ingenious idea to build bridges between communities. On 3rd March, mosques across the country will open their doors to their neighbours for Visit My Mosque day. Everyone's welcome to come in and learn more about Islam and mosques in the UK.
Your Local Mosque
Mosques, like other community centres, are places of action and outreach, working for the good of the people and the area. They play an important role in our society - and not just for Muslims.
On Visit My Mosque day, you can expect a warm welcome, insight into the workings of a mosque and maybe even a cup of tea and some cake. There may also be a guided tour, a film about the community, or an exhibition about the history of the mosque. You can have a look at some of the activities from last year here. It's a great opportunity to get to know some more people in your area, and to ask questions that may have been lingering in the back of your mind about Islam.
You can find your local mosque using the nifty postcode searcher on their website here, and with more than 250 taking part across the country there's a local option for most people. Why not go along and find out what's happening in your area?
Breaking Out of Your Bubble
Religious groups aren't always portrayed in a positive light in our media, especially groups that are in a minority here in the UK. We often hear speeches or read headlines that try to show Islam in a negative light so this is a great opportunity to break out of your bubble and get to know the real people and real faith that we hear so much about. The Muslim Council of Britain is inviting everyone to see what Islam really looks like in the UK right now, and to understand what benefits it can bring to our communities.
If we all get to know each other a little better, we can find the things that unite us and use them to overcome the things that divide us. And what could be sweeter than that?
It’s Pride Month and people are celebrating up and down the country. But, as this guest blog highlights there’s No Pride in Immigration Detention - whatever month it may be. Get the full scoop from Qussai Ramzi - a member of Rainbow Migration’s campaigns advisory group - on why we need to come together this Pride and call for the end of detention for all LGBTQI+ people.Read More - No Pride in Detention: End the Detention of LGBTQI+ People Read More
You’ve probably heard of Priti Patel’s plan to forcibly send people to Rwanda - you know the one that even Conservative MP’s are calling ‘ugly’ – but with the first flight planned for Tuesday 14th June, we need to do everything we can to stop this going ahead.Read More - 6 things you can do to stop the Rwanda Plan right now. Read More