Integration

Louise Casey Raises Some Valid Concerns About Muslim Women

Shaista Gohir | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Politics
Shaista Gohir

I don't want to just have difficult conversations; I also want to have positive conversations. Too often there is a tendency to only focus on the problems experienced by Muslim women and girls. Little or no attention is paid to their successes and achievements.

Casey, Cohesion And The Case For Community Business

Vidhya Alakeson | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Politics
Vidhya Alakeson

Read the headlines that accompanied the publication of Louise Casey's integration review yesterday, and you might believe that we are a country coming...

Integration: We Think We Might Have Found The Answer!

Daniel Singleton | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Daniel Singleton

It would be easy enough to see faith and language as insurmountable barriers, but these two negatives can come together to provide a solution for integration if we access the assets or social capital present across faith communities.

Casey Report Slammed For Neglecting Role Played By White People In Segregation

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics

A review into the social integration of minorities in the UK has been criticised for failing to emphasise the role played by white people. Politics pr...

Integration Is Everyone's Responsibility

Qari Asim | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

The success of this Review will be judged by implementation of its proposals in an inclusive and compassionate way so as to avoid further suspicion, mistrust and segregation.

Louise Casey Is Right To Set The Cat Among The Pigeons On Integration - But We Are Still Waiting For Real Solutions

Chris Murray | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Chris Murray

Ploughing in and tackling this thorny issue is surely a good first step. Shaking the usual suspects out of their satisfied clichés will revivify the debate; these pigeons could do with a some cats being set among them. But this on its own will not be enough. It will take hard work, concrete granular action and a way to make the debate less hysterical before integration in Britain finally moves on.

Casey Review - More Expectations From The School

Husain Akhtar | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK
Husain Akhtar

Government-backed Casey review recommends that schools should teach integration as part of the curriculum to halt the spread of racism and extremism.

We Must Get Better At Talking About Integration

Jess Phillips | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Politics
Jess Phillips

I will not allow this report to be used to vilify my community as if all Muslims are the same - they are not and it's not what it says. I will use its findings to make sure I am not turning a blind eye to attitudes and cultures in my community that mean that some who live on my street are held back, hidden or isolated. I'll do exactly the same for all no matter what community they are from.

The Three Tests Louise Casey Faces

Jon Yates | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK
Jon Yates

Louise Casey's review needs to make the case for an integrated society more powerfully than ever before. We have to listen and to act on what she recommends - because choirs like the Sacred Sounds can only do so much.

In Tech, The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything Is Not 42 - It's Integration

Dmitry Bagrov | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Dmitry Bagrov

The simple truth is that the days when someone could create a new piece of technology and set the world alight overnight are over. As technology worms its way ever deeper into the inner workings of devices and systems, any innovation has to be able to seamlessly become part of this. Failure to do so means failure as a useful tool for business.

Integration And Assimilation: Politicians Need to Know The Difference.

Abdulla Zaman | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Abdulla Zaman

Politicians have misused 'integration' to describe assimilation. In doing so, they have given false expectations of what it produces. Migrant groups are consequently misrepresented as isolated and disloyal.

Facilitating More Religious Segregation In Faith Schools Can Only Harm Social Cohesion

Stephen Evans | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Politics
Stephen Evans

In a move devoid of any common sense, Theresa May's government looks set to capitulate to the demands of religious groups by relaxing admissions rules for faith-based academies, allowing them to select all pupils along religious lines. It's hard to think of a more retrograde policy than the facilitation of greater religious segregation of children and young people in our education system.

Treat All On The Basis Of 'Different But Equal'!

Husain Akhtar | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics
Husain Akhtar

Any dynamic society must change, exchange and move. Our maturity as a nation depends on how we resolve the divisive situations based on ethnicity or multiculturalism. We need to observe and practise the principle that different groups of people are equally important.

Banning the Burqa: Why Germans Get Worked Up About Ladies in Veils

Dyfed Loesche | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Dyfed Loesche

But spotting a fully veiled woman at the local IKEA store or the main train station elsewhere in Germany can really get people angry. There's more than one reason as to why burqas, niqabs, hijabs and chadors and the like enrage the regular Joe, or Fritz.

Muslim Woman Uses One Awkward Fact To Shatter Cameron's English Language Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK

A Muslim woman has issued a withering response to David Cameron's policy of integration, saying many “seemed to have forgotten” people from third ...

Why It's Time for an Office for Citizenship and Integration in London

Steve Ballinger | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Ballinger

London is already an integration success story. Look at other capitals and you'll see that we all rub along better than most. But we can't just assume it will work out by itself. With a dynamic individual driving forward a proactive plan, London could do so much more, becoming a beacon for more successful integration across the whole of Britain and helping to develop a stronger, shared sense of what integration means and how it can work in practice.

The Baffling World of Integration

Adrian Grist | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Grist

I've heard a steady stream of 'it's the least they can do's' in relation to speaking English, fitting in with 'our ways' and all-round integration. Isn't it time we stopped telling people what the least they can do is and consider the least WE can do is have a little understanding?

You Can't Fit Hospitality in a Box - Refugees, Communities and Integration

Daniel Singleton | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Daniel Singleton

It is the very nature of our modern news cycle that while the crisis remains, our attention has been moved on. The Paris attacks, the parliamentary vote to bomb Syria, the ructions in the Labour Party and now Christmas and the EU renegotiations all serve to distract the media and therefore us.

Where Are Our Leaders Of Cohesion? Ten Points to Ponder and Act Upon

Stephen Shashoua | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK
Stephen Shashoua

Here we are again, another stream of tragedies with lives, families, and communities torn apart. The loss of life last week at the hands of Daesh numb...

The Shocking Plight of 330,000 Disabled Children in the UK

Fiona Smith | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK
Fiona Smith

We cannot rely on charities: this needs to be a top priority for our Government and we need to find ways of working together to address this issue. It's no good having policy in place if it is not put into practice. The system needs to be overhauled and fast, if we are to provide the care and support that all disabled children and their families deserve.

Tackling Radicalism Means Working Together to Build a Better Britain

Rabina Khan | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics
Rabina Khan

David Cameron, when still the leader of the opposition, quoted Edmund Burke saying, "To make men love their country, their country ought to be lovable." He continued, "Integration has to be about more than immigrant communities, 'their' responsibilities and 'their' duties. It has to be about 'us' too - the quality of life that we offer, our society and our values."

7/7's Legacy on Multiculturalism and Muslims

Dr Chris Allen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Chris Allen

The legacy left by these events has however been more far-reaching than might have been expected, having had something of a profound impact on how we live our everyday lives. From more security checks at airports and the increased monitoring of social media through to the new counter-terror measures requiring public sector workers to play a greater role in combating extremism, and schools being required to teach 'British values', 7/7's impact has been significant.

Better Integration Needs Bold Decisions - Banning Independent Faith Schools Is One of Them

David Churchill | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK
David Churchill

In the same way it is necessary to have limits on freedom of speech, we must too have limits on tolerance of intolerance. Too many independent faith schools break this threshold, perpetuate division and prevent meaningful cross-faith contact. In the interests of better long-term integration, we should gradually ban them.

Life as a Foreigner in Germany in Times of Pegida

Sandhya Matthes | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Sandhya Matthes

Germany has a way to go before a 'multi-culti' side-by-side living is taken as a given, but I don't believe it to be impossible. Which is why I sometimes can't help thinking: pull yourself together! Show the world what a big nation you are!

A Muslim Student's Hopes for 2015

Haseeb Hamid | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Haseeb Hamid

Growing hostility towards Muslims from the general public is frankly worrying for British society-this must be changed. To create the unity we all so desperately need for Britain's future, teamwork is crucial: both Muslims and the rest of society must rally to resolve issues in the 21st Century.