UK Muslims are calling for solidarity among different communities in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris.Continue Reading ?
Mosques have opened their doors to the public as part of a drive to “reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism”.
The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) said mosques would offer refreshments and “insight” into how they run.
Leaders from other religions have also been invited, to “demonstrate unity”.
The MCB has raised concerns about anti-Muslim sentiment since 17 people were killed by Islamist militants in Paris last month.
Announcing Visit My Mosque Day, the MCB said: “Mosques will be ...Continue Reading ?
For more than 20 years, Harry Bibring has been telling his story to thousands of pupils. He’s been a living witness.
He’s talked about what he saw as a Jewish child in the 1930s when the Nazis took over his home city of Vienna in Austria. He last saw his parents in March 1939 when he caught a train, part of the Kindertransport, which brought Harry and his sister to England.
Such survivors of the Nazis have visited many schools, sharing ...Continue Reading ?
About 300 Auschwitz survivors have gathered at the site of the former Nazi death camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation.
The commemoration will be held at the site in southern Poland where 1.1 million people, the vast majority Jews, were killed between 1940 and 1945.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)
It is expected to be the last major anniversary event that survivors are able ...Continue Reading ?
The Church of England is expected to name its first female bishop later, just a month after the historic change to canon law.
It is understood a female priest will become the new Bishop of Stockport, a post that has been vacant since May.
The general synod voted to back plans for female bishops in July and formally adopted legislation on 17 November.
The appointment will end centuries of male leadership of the Church and comes 20 years after women became ...Continue Reading ?
An experienced maths teacher has won her claim for racial discrimination – after the job she wanted went to a newly-qualified candidate.
Perena Polius-Curran, 42, of Eaton Socon, Cambridgeshire – who is of Black Caribbean origin – took Basildon Academies in Pitsea, Essex, to an employment tribunal.
She claimed the school had failed to interview her properly for a head of department role
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Stars from the world of football have backed Barcelona’s Dani Alves after he reacted to having a banana thrown at him by peeling it and taking a bite.
The racist taunt occurred as the Brazilian was about to take a corner during Sunday’s 3-2 win at Villarreal.
Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero posted a photo of him with Brazilian female player Marta eating bananas in support.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter tweeted: “What Alves tolerated is an outrage. Will be zero ...Continue Reading ?
The head of the Metropolitan Police has said a damning report, which found officers had spied on the family of the murdered black teenager, Stephen Lawrence, is devastating for his force.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe told the London Evening Standard he had to ensure trust in the police was restored.
The review has prompted a public inquiry into undercover policing.
Lord Condon, Met commissioner in 1993, said he did not authorise or know of “any action by any undercover officer”.
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West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka is facing a minimum five-match ban if found guilty of a Football Association charge for making a “quenelle” gesture.
Anelka made the sign, described as an inverted Nazi salute, after scoring against West Ham on 28 December.
West Brom sponsor Zoopla will end their sponsorship of the club at the end of the season because of Anelka’s gesture.
South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.
Crowds paid tribute, dancing and singing in front of Mr Mandela’s former home in Soweto throughout the night.
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Tottenham Hotspur are sending out a questionnaire to fans about controversial chanting at their matches, seen by many as offensive and anti-semitic.
The club has a strong Jewish following and has been the target of abuse from opposition fans, but some Tottenham supporters use the terms “Yid”, “Yid Army” or “Yiddos” themselves.
Ellie Kershaw, board member for Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust says the word has been reclaimed by fans however Ivor Baddiel, the writer and producer of a campaign film The Y-Word ...
Many Jews in Europe say anti-Semitism is increasing, particularly on the internet, according to a survey by the EU’s Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA).
The survey of 5,847 Jewish people said 66% of those who responded considered anti-Semitism to be a problem.
Three out of four respondents, 76%, believed anti-Semitism had increased over the past five years.
The survey was carried out in 2012 in eight countries which are home to about 90% of the EU’s ...Continue Reading ?
Black people are three times more likely to be arrested than white people, Ministry of Justice figures for England and Wales show.
People of mixed ethnicity are twice as likely as white people to be detained.
Black suspects made up 8.3% of the total number of arrests in 2011-12. Black people account for 3.1% of people aged over 10 in England and Wales.
White suspects made up 79.5% of arrests during this time – out of a population of 87.1%.
Meanwhile, people of mixed ...Continue Reading ?
The police are failing to investigate hundreds of cases of anti-Muslim hate messages on the internet, according to a government-funded monitoring group.
Tell Mama, which records anti-Muslim attacks, says it recorded 1,432 cases of abuse in the last 22 months.
But Tell Mama has told the BBC it has only had a response from the police regarding 70 cases.
The Association of Chief Police Officers said it was working to address the concerns expressed by Tell Mama.
After recording details of the abuse, ...Continue Reading ?
In 1996, a black teenager protected a white man from an angry mob who thought he supported the racist Ku Klux Klan. It was an act of extraordinary courage and kindness – and is still inspiring people today.
Keshia Thomas was 18 when the Ku Klux Klan, the white supremacist organisation, held a rally in her home town in Michigan.
Liberal, progressive and multicultural, Ann Arbor was an unusual place for the KKK to choose, and hundreds of people gathered to ...Continue Reading ?
Black players might boycott the 2018 World Cup in Russia unless the country tackles racism in football, Manchester City’s Yaya Toure has suggested.
“If we aren’t confident at the World Cup, coming to Russia, we don’t come,” the Ivorian midfielder was quoted as saying by the RIA Novosti news agency.
“If all the players said they are not going, there wouldn’t be a World Cup, or if there was it would be meaningless”
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A devout Christian who lost her job after refusing to work on Sunday is mounting a fresh court appeal this week.
Celestina Mba, 58, lost a previous case after a judge ruled that not all Christians observed the Sabbath as religious.
But she is now taking her case to the Court of Appeal and if successful could establish the right of Christians to refuse to work on a Sunday.
Mba, a children’s care worker, will argue that every employer has a duty to ...Continue Reading ?
An Italian gymnast has provoked outrage after claiming the sport’s first black world champion only won because of her skin colour.
American Simone Biles, 16, made gymnastic history when she became the new all-round world champion on Friday.
But moments after Carlotta Ferlito finished fifth, she told a journalist that she had joked with teammate Vanessa Ferrari, who come fourth, that they should paint themselves black next time to stand a chance of winning.
The 18-year-old told the interviewer: ‘I told Vanny ...Continue Reading ?
Some 27% of the thousand 18 to 24-year-olds questioned said they did not trust them, while fewer than three in 10 (29%) thought Muslims were doing enough to tackle extremism in their communities.
A similar proportion of the young people polled (28%) said the country would be better off with fewer Muslims and almost half (44%) felt Muslims did not share the same values as everyone else.
The BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat survey was carried out by the pollsters Comres in June after ...