Interfaith Response to Hate Incidents and Religious illiteracy

The last few days have seen a number of disturbing incidents, from hate-filled letters to a number of Muslims headed ‘Punish a Muslim Day’, to a Sikh being asked by a venue in Nottingham to remove his turban or leave, and racist chanting outside a student’s room at Nottingham Trent University. There was also recently a report of a Sikh having their turban dislodged while waiting for a meeting outside Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, apparently by someone who thought the Sikh was Muslim. The level of reported hate incidents, more generally, continues to be high.

These circumstances underline the importance of effective prevention and response, including, very significantly, that of faith and inter faith bodies.

So please take a look at this document  ‘Looking after One Another: The Safety and Security of our Faith Communities’ published by The Interfaith Network for the United Kingdom