• Thursday, August 11, 2022


Schools Need to Take Students to Mosques to Tackle Islamophobia: UK Faith Minister

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By: Radhakrishna N S

More schools should take pupils on trips to mosques to tackle Islamophobia among their parents, the faith minister said. Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth also said all churches, mosques, synagogues and temples should be twinned with places of worship from other faiths and should work together to serve as community hubs. Many non-Muslims were afraid to enter a mosque, he said. “Occasionally, you find parents saying, ‘We’re not sure we want our kids to go to the local mosque.’ They are then persuaded by the school that it’s a good idea and the kids come back and tell them about it and the parents…

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