The Unity Programme : The Muslim communities in Newcastle : Final report

Pasha Associates, and Salford Housing & Urban Studies Unit, 2008, The Unity Programme : The Muslim communities in Newcastle : Final report , Project Report, University of Salford.

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In February 2007 Communities and Local Government (CLG) began a programme which aimed to support initiatives around community engagement and social cohesion, which specifically appeared to deal with the development of violent extremism. In late 2007 Newcastle City Council commissioned Pasha Associates in partnership with the Sustainable Housing and Urban Studies Unit (SHUSU) at the University of Salford to explore these issues broadly with relation to the local Muslim community in Newcastle. More specifically, the Council wanted the research team to consider the following issues: the Muslim community in Newcastle, including ethnic, cultural and theological groupings; the diversity and dynamics of local Muslim communities; the key local, national and global issues for Muslim communities; the socio-economic profile of Muslim communities; leadership, governance and engagement within Muslim communities; experience of racism and Islamophobia; the role of younger people within the Muslim communities; the role of mosques within these communities; key issues relating to young people; key issues relating to women; inter-generational relationships within Muslim families and communities; Muslim community views on violent extremist political Islamic groups; and perceptions of relationships between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The report provides an overview of these issues based on both analysis of relevant secondary local and national information and direct engagement with different sections of the Muslim community: women; young people; Imams and other leading members of the local mosques.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Publisher: University of Salford
Funders: Newcastle City Council
Depositing User: Professor Philip Brown
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 12:54
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2020 15:30

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