seeks to achieve its aims and objectives through the following and
similar projects and activities:
The purpose of this project is to raise
awareness of and combat Islamophobia through constructive and
proactive educational means in order to create a more just society.
It is also to project a more balanced image of Islam and Muslims
through the promotion of the Islamic arts and the Muslim entertainment
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and Popular Culture Watch
The Watch will monitor specific
of Islamophobia and issues of concern or interest to the Muslim
community, and respond appropriately. Responses will aim primarily
to inform and improve mutual understanding.
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Equality Casework Project
This project will monitor and identify
specific incidences of Islamophobic discrimination, harassment
and violence. It will provide direct advice and assistance to
victims and complainants, and where necessary, refer them to other
agencies that can help. In the long term, the project will develop
its own legal casework.
Building on the Lawrence Report
that highlighted the problem of institutional racism, this project
will seek to challenge institutional religious discrimination
by promoting best practice. This will be done through the production
and distribution of Religious Equality Standards, Codes of Practice
and direct advice on fair policies, procedures and practices.
Research and Lobbying
Through analysis of its project
work the Forum will formulate policies and advise relevant agencies
on tackling Islamophobic and Muslim alienating trends in society.
To verify findings from its analyses, or to cover new ground,
the Forum will also commission properly conducted research.