The problematic art of humanising Muslims

Ramadan is over and with it ends iftars – the meal eaten to break the fast at sunset. The month has become a great tool for those working on interfaith as the number of community iftars grows and activities such as solidarity fasting have become more common. But efforts to humanise a community that is often painted with a broad terrorist brush contains its own pitfalls.


Author: Safya Khan

England's Flag belongs to all Britons

The result of the semi-final was disappointing, but football has already "come home".  England's team can hold its head high because we are all proud of Southgate's diverse young team.


Author: Safya Khan

Bradford celebrates together

Bradford Hope not hate held their second Family fun day event in the City Centre on Saturday. This event that is becoming an annual occasion, was attended by people and communities from right across the City.


Author: Safya Khan

Stories of HOPE

  • A Day in the Life…of a Community Organiser

    Mahmooda Qureshi is a community organiser for HOPE not hate in Birmingham. She explains what her job entails. Read more

  • Westminster holds historic first Iftar

    MPs across parties broke fast with British Muslims and addressed Islamophobia in Britain. Read more

  • Activists organise at Hope Academy!

    Organisers from across the UK joined HOPE not hate in Birmingham to learn about best practices and exchange know-how on community organising. Read more

  • Interfaith groups band together

    Interfaith, intercultural and inter identity organisations from across Europe met in Paris to create a coalition last week. The newly minted European Institute for Dialogue will coordinate activities, exchange best practices and issue joint statements. Read more