Monday 8th March to Sunday 28th March 2010
After weeks of contributions and debate, addressing a remarkable spectrum of issues through a vibrant range of genres, we have now come to the completion of the six themed and structured weeks of The Platform. And we would like to thank all of you who have taken part and made the discussions on the blog both energetic and passionate. 752
Monday 1 March to Sunday 7 March 2010
The last decade will almost certainly be remembered for the Labour Party having won an unprecedented three general election victories. It will also sadly be remembered for the tragic events of 9/11 and 7/7, which changed the course of political debate and discourse around the world and the conflicts that followed in Iraq and Afghanistan. From Palestine to Georgia, the first decade of the 21st century was littered with international conflicts,...
Monday 22 February to Sunday 28 February 2010
This week’s topic is that of ‘Culture’. Rarely has a term encompassed so many different meanings, both spoken and unspoken, to so many different people. What exactly ‘culture’ means is a question which has exercised some of the greatest minds throughout history.
Today, British society stands amongst the most ethnically and culturally diverse in Europe. Our Eid and Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square alongside the classic...
Monday 15 February to Sunday 21 February 2010
At present, the British Muslim community is suffering disproportionately as a result of crime, on both sides of the spectrum. How can we help the community progress?
Each community has both its fair share of wrongdoers and its exemplary citizens. This is no exception within the British Muslim community.
There are many issues that are affecting the community, but the issues of crime and security features with a regrettable significance....
Monday 8 February to Sunday 14 February 2010
This week's topic is one which has caused great controversy and debate in 21st century Britain.
For the Muslim, spirituality is more than a momentary feeling or experience, but is a constant state of being, realised through a consciousness of God. As the Qur’an states, 'They remember God while standing, sitting, and on their sides and they reflect upon the creation of the heavens and the earth: "Our Lord, You did not create all this...
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