Documentary: Lift (Video)
Filmmaker Marc Isaacs sets himself up in a London tower block lift. The residents come to trust him and reveal the things that matter to them creating a humorous and moving portrait of a vertical community.
Metropolis: A Time Lapse Perspective (Video)
A creative exploration of architecture and human relationships with modern cities.Richard Bentley has a love for buildings and believes they are a living part of our cities and cultures. But he wonders how much we really see the great structures surrounding us as we move through our modern spaces.For three years, he has been a time lapse photographer, patiently turning his camera on some special buildings and encouraging us to consider what they reveal of our past, present and future.In Metropolis, Richard uses his photography to explore our relationships with the cities and structures that surround us.
iERA: Against Racism – Against Hatred (Video)
The Islamic Education & Research Academy (iERA) launched its anti-racism campaign called “Against Racism, Against Hatred” in Brixton, a suburb in south London, UK. The community event commenced at the Brixton Recreation Centre with a motivational talk from iERA’s chairman, Abdurraheem Green. This was then followed by training of 20 or so attendees from Hamza Tzortzis, Head of Education and Research at iERA on how to give dawah and approach members of the public with a survey questionnaire on racism and Islamophobia. All in all, the day was a success as the survey idea (first pioneered by the Myriad Foundation in Manchester, may Allah bless them and reward their efforts) worked very well in opening up friendly dialogue and discussion. iERA hopes this will be the start of bigger and better activities challenging the evil notion of racism, God willing.
Our Colonial Hangover – Black Pete (Video)
What happens when Dutch filmmaker Sunny Bergman walks through London dressed up as Black Peter (Zwarte Piet)?
Atheist Twins Accept Islam (Video)
Roadside2Islam brings you another exclusive story on how two Atheist Twins from South London accepted Islam.
IMRAN HUSSEIN: YOUR HEART AND GOD – SPEAKERS CORNER (VIDEO)
Study: British cities may see more Muslim than Christian children
By: Leah Marieann Klett
The number of Muslim children in several British cities is fast eclipsing that of Christian children, according to birth rate statistics that reveal the country’s significant demographic change. The Daily Mail reports that the latest statistics, extracted from the 2011 Census, shows that of 278,623 young people in Britain’s second largest city, Birmingham, 97,099 registered as Muslim compared to 93,828 as Christian. Meanwhile in Bradford 52,135 children, forming 45 percent of the total, are Muslim, compared to 47,144 Christians. Leicester has 22,693 young Muslims compared to 18,190 Christian children. The London borough of Tower Hamlets has the biggest difference, with 62 percent of children being raised Muslim. Christians in the borough are significantly outnumbered by 34,597 to just 8,995.
Sughra Ahmed, president of the Islamic Society of Britain, told the Daily Mail that those numbers are likely to grow.