islam

  • 28 Jan 2010

    New research has drawn a direct link between prejudiced portrayals of Muslims in the media and an increase in anti-Muslim violence. Researchers from the University of Exeter say the press make some feel "licensed to abuse" Muslims.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    Civil liberties campaigners, community leaders, progressive Muslims and commentators have expressed concern that the Home Secretary's ban on a hardline political Islamist organisation may prove counterproductive.

  • 9 Jan 2010

    Recent years have seen a string of controversies relating to freedom of dress. Muslim headscarves, Christian crosses and Sikh bangles are just a few of the items to cause controversy. Given the importance of clothing and appearance to personal expression and religious identity, why do we not see a united campaign for freedom of dress?

  • 8 Jan 2010

    France's main opposition party, the Socialists, have said that they will not support government plans to outlaw the wearing of certain forms of Islamic dress in public. The governing party has drafted plans to fine women for covering their faces.

  • 1 Dec 2009

    Religious leaders in Switzerland and abroad have warned that a referendum in which Swiss citizens voted for a constitutional ban on the building of minarets in their country undermines social harmony.

  • 9 Nov 2009

    British Muslims and Christians aged 18-25 are uniting to urge the UK government to press for significant progress in tackling climate change at the international summit due in Copenhagen next month.

  • 6 Nov 2009

    Over 100 faith leaders have written to the United Nations Secretary-General ahead of a crucial international meeting on corruption. They insist that corruption is underming attempts to reduce global poverty.

  • 20 Oct 2009

    The Daily Express has turned into the modern equivalent of those people who used to walk around wearing large boards saying “The End of the World is Nigh”.

  • 16 Oct 2009

    Muslim organisations have condemned a planned demonstration by extremists who are calling for sharia law in Britain. Parts of the media have also come under fire for implying that the extremists are representative of British Muslims generally.

  • 9 Oct 2009

    A new, comprehensive study of over 200 countries finds that there are 1.57 billion Muslims of all ages living in the world today - 23% of an estimated 2009 world population of 6.8 billion.