Who am I? Mona Al Ghussein August 2019 Who am I? I am a Palestinian Muslim born in Kuwait, raised in France and England and consider Britain my home. There is some irony in that of course as it was the British in the infamous Balfour declaration that voided half of my ancestral home in…Details
BMSDemocracy is a voice for progressive British Muslims, campaigning for democracy, social justice and human rights. We organise debates and workshops, carry out research (we have recently carried out research on young Muslims and mental health) and publish guidance such as our recent Advice for Schools. We partner with others to campaign for human rights:…Details
As part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019, BMS Democracy, Hidayah LGBT and Met Police North Area BCU are working in collaboration to hold a Round-table discussion about the Inclusive Relationship and Sex Education (RSE) input into the school curriculum. Due to the successful 4 part roundtable collaboration with Hidayah LGBT+ in 2019 (as…Details
Much like the debate over same-sex marriage, the on-going protests in Birmingham over LGBTQ+ education have yet again shone a spotlight on the clashes between LGBTQ+ rights and religious belief. For many in the LGBTQ+ community, it has been disheartening that almost two decades on from the repeal of Section 28, they find themselves arguing…Details
8th of March marks International Women’s Day. At BMSDemocracy we are proud of the strong female leadership that founded the organisation and continues to lead it. Here is a Women’s Day message from our chair, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Being a Muslim woman is both exciting and challenging as the Muslim world is still pulled towards modernity…Details
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown explores the increasingly austere nature of Muslim culture and art on Radio 4. This programme has been selected as Pick of the Day by the Guardian and the Sunday Times this Wednesday. Listen to it from Wednesday 27th February 2019.Details
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