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COMMUNITY ACTION BLOG | Wednesday, 30 August 2017

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Finding Common Ground

There is something "unique" happening at the Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC), an annual gathering of young Muslims and Jews held in a different international location each year. You often hear this term – unique – bandied around events, so it is hard to explain my week in Sarajevo. Speaking  read more

COMMUNITY ACTION BLOG | Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Wall of anonymous questions at the Islamophobia and anti-Semitism committee

Discussing Hate - The Muslim Jewish Approach

“The problem is two-fold; anti-Semitism is declared to be a thing of the past, while Islamophobia is not even acknowledged as a thing that exists.” This poignant reflection came from one of the participants of the 2017 Muslim Jewish Conference, a week long event I attended earlier this month in  read more

COMMUNITY ACTION BLOG | Monday, 10 July 2017

Day of Solidarity

Following the attack on Finsbury Park Mosque on the 18th June, here at Solutions Not Sides we wanted to show our solidarity with the Muslim Community. During our recent Berlin tour, SNS Assistant Director, Jess, and our Israeli peace activist, Michal, decided to join our Palestinian peace activist, Yasser, and  read more

COMMUNITY ACTION BLOG | Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Ramadan and coming out against extremism in Sutton

Following the recent spate of terrorism attacks across London and Manchester our local mosque, Sutton Islamic Mosque, suffered from a serious graffiti incident. Instead of closing up, the mosque opened its doors to the public to share in an iftar (Ramadan fast-breaking meal) and asked that  read more

COMMUNITY ACTION BLOG | Monday, 3 July 2017

Merthyr weekend of action – insider’s review

Last weekend Movement for Mental Health Merthyr held its first 'Weekend of Action', with events across the community including a free fitness boot-camp, free landscape drawing session, a session with occupational therapists and a free poetry night. Vivian Protheroe attended our poetry night with Merthyr's famed  read more


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