At a time of the global crisis of Covid 19 and the pandemic that is sweeping the world, BMSD, is grateful to NHS staff at all levels- first responders, health carers, doctors nurses, cleaners and to all the others working tirelessly in providing essential services. Covid 19 infects humans of every race, religion, ethnicity, gender and class.…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
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
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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On the 5th of November British Muslims for Secular Democracy launched our Advice for Schools booklet in the House of Commons.Details