Posts tagged Interfaith
What's in a Name?

Why did changing the name of a terrorist group become so significant to the community? Here is the story why Rehman Chishti MP won the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award. 

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7 Ways How Sports is a Tool for Social Change

Sara Rahim (United Nations Advisory Councillor) provides top 7 tips on how sports is a tool for social change as a form of diplomatic strategy.

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Naheed Farid: The Heroic Politician

“Running for office in Afghanistan as a woman is seriously dangerous and difficult,” says Farid, who like many from her generation, were forced to drop out of school under the oppressive Taliban regime.

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Leader. Diplomat. Legend of Muhammed Ali.

We look at the work and life of American boxer Muhammad Ali, who through his actions and words, served as the people's diplomat.

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Ambassador of Sports and Interfaith Diplomacy

It is rare for an Ambassador to work so hard on issues that are not too close to the embassy mission. That is why we awarded the Polish Ambassador with the Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award.

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Polish Ambassador HE Witold Sobkow Nominated for Sports and Interfaith Diplomacy

Ambassador of Poland HE Witold Sobków is nominated for initiatives related to sports diplomacy and interfaith engagement. The Embassy has been focusing its sports diplomacy on volleyball and football, where Polish teams have demonstrated drive and achieved much success across the UK.

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Rehman Chishti MP Nominated for Countering Extremist Propaganda

Rehman Chishti MP has been nominated for successfully influencing the government to refer to the terrorist group, the so-called Islamic State as “Daesh”. This terrorist group has linked itself to Islam in order to gain legitimacy. Its heinous attacks in the name of Islam has propelled public fear and paranoia against Muslims, misrepresenting the message of Islam and the religion itself on a global scale.

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Myths and Media Perception of Muslims

“All Muslims should be wiped out,” a friend of mine says while we discuss the recent events unfolding around ISIS. 

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Summer Magazine Looks into Muslim World

From their successes at the most recent Grassroot Diplomat Initiative Award, the second edition of the Quarterly Magazine celebrates Arab Ambassadors who have paved the way for their people in the face of adversity; from the challenges of revolution, to patriarchy, terrorism, and even occupation.

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HE Khaled Al-Duwaisan Shortlisted for Counter Terrorism Initiative

The longest serving ambassador in London, Mr Al-Duwaisan has lived a life of extremes, seeing his country become invaded by Kuwait in the 90s. Since then, Mr Al-Duwaisan has since been made Dean of the Diplomatic corps in April 2003 with 80 per cent of his time given to receiving officials from 185 embassies in London and attending official functions in the diplomatic community.

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Baroness Blood Tackling Northern Ireland's Deeply Rooted Segregation

Baroness Blood, the first woman from Northern Ireland to be offered a life peerage and seat in the House of Lords, was also the first winner of the Social Driver Award. Her work on integrating education in Northern Ireland is an important one, working tirelessly to fundraise for the initiative that has permeated Northern Ireland since the start of ‘The Troubles’.

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Building Bridges: The Unlimited Rewards of BAME Communities

Focusing on the importance of working with Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority (BAME) communities the event showed the “relationship of opportunities” to be had from cooperation. Held at the London Muslim Centre, where the Faith Regen Foundation is based, the Centre, which has been dedicated to bringing forth community cohesion and social welfare for over 100 years, could not have been a more appropriate setting to advocate the cause of the BAME community. 

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