Media & External Affairs

To promote engagement with the wider world and support the brotherhood of Muslims by collaborating with other Shia & non-Shia organisations, alongside raising the awareness of CoEJ and KSI community. This is achieved via proactive engagement in politics and media.

March Against Islamophobia – 19th March

There will be a demonstration taking place on Saturday 19th March 2016 against Islamophobia. The march will begin at 12PM.

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Interfaith Event held by Essex Jamaat

“Visitation and Veneration of Saints, Holy Personalities, and Shrines” “With the grace and blessing of the Almighty, MSI Jamaat of Essex was able to open its doors yet again on Saturday 23rd January for another interfaith event, which gave an opportunity for all to ask questions and offer comment and observations with the ultimate goal

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‘Visit My Mosque’ across the UK

Alhamdulillah by the grace of the Almighty, last week several Mosques around the UK, including many Jamaats under the CoEJ umbrella opened their doors to the public, in an MCB  initiative to help tackle the misconceptions about Islam. Below are extracts from all the Jamaats that took part, as well as feedback from attendees on

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Statement from the World Federation/CoEJ condemning the execution of Sheikh Nimr

English The World Federation of KSIMC and its Regional Members stand together with rest of the world to mourn and condemn the the execution Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a leading Shia Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia. He was among 47 people executed by the authorities, some of whom were Shias. Sheikh al-Nimr was a sentenced to

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UK General Election: Voter Registration

CoEJ is an affiliate of the The Muslim Council of Britain, who are delighted to be working with the Electoral Commission to encourage Muslims across the UK to register to vote for the upcoming General Election. Politics affects us all, and this is the time for everyone to have their say and make a difference.

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International Women’s Day 2015

Sunday March 8th 2015, will mark the 105th anniversary of International Women’s Day. First established in 1910, International Women’s Day is a globally designated date to recognise the accomplishments of women past and present. It symbolises the long standing struggle of women of all ethnic, religious and social backgrounds who have been deprived of equalities, as well as celebrating worldwide efforts that seek to rebalance this. Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements.

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CoEJ Mosques Open Doors To Public For Visit My Mosque Day

On Sunday 1st February 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain organised a national VisitMyMosque day, where British mosques across the country opened their doors to the general public. This was aimed to encourage mosques and Islamic centres to reach out to fellow Britons to ease tensions following the attacks in Paris.

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CoEJ Delegation meets Turkish Prime Minister

On Tuesday 20th January a representative for The Council of European Jamaats joined a delegation, led by Sir Iqbal Sacranie from the Muslim Council of Britain, in meeting with the Turkish Prime Minister in London. The delegation was made up of a cross section of Muslim society, from media representatives to leaders of mosques and

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Paris Attack – January 2015

The Council of European Jamaats was appalled to learn of the shooting at the Paris office of CharlieHebdo, where at least 12 individuals were killed and 7 injured. CoEJ condemns this act of barbarity in the strongest possible terms and we offer our sincere condolences to the families of those murdered. Our thoughts and prayers

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Joint statement on recent attacks in Iraq

"We, the undersigned UK Shia organisations, strongly condemn the atrocities being carried out by terrorists in Iraq, including the horrific massacres targeting Sunni worshipers at a mosque in Diyala on 22 August and the massacre that targeted Shia worshippers at a mosque in Baghdad on 25 August..."

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