We are excited to announce our collaboration with Faith Matters and Al- Hilal to deliver a series of workshops in Manchester that will equip marginalised women with the critical thinking skills, knowledge and awareness to challenge and reject narratives and ideologies of hate and extremism.
It will ensure that participants better understand the challenges that face community cohesion in the city and how they can collectively be overcome.
The project will be delivered in the Cheetham Hill and Newton Heath areas of the city where Tell MAMA (Faith Matters sister organisation and a national body collecting anti-Muslim hate crime statistics) have found a spike in particularly aggressive forms of hate crime over the years. Resilience will also be strengthened through the project by increasing trust and cooperation between individuals and communities. This will be achieved by: – Highlighting counter-points to narratives and views that have been influenced by unfounded myths and extreme propaganda.
Said the director of The Flowhesion Foundation, Imam Abdul Hafeez Siddique; ‘We are delighted to be working alongside Faith matters and their team here in Manchester to deliver this much needed project. Faith matters have many years of experience of working on the ground to build better community relations and improve cohesion. We feel that the depth and breath of skill sets all partners bring to the project will ensure high quality, effective delivery and ultimately contribute to community relations in the city.’