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The day I realised I wasn’t white

imwithdom by imwithdom | Friday, 25 July 2014

I have wanted to talk through the thoughts I’m about to write for years but never felt I had the confidence to articulate what I really mean. It’s taken me days to consider how I’m going to write what I’m about to, I guess that’s testament to how much it more...

Youngsters’ Ramadan harvest for church’s food bank

Yorkshire Evening Post | Wednesday, 16 July 2014

YOUNG members of a mosque in Shadwell are asking their community for food donations during Ramadan to help feed the poor in Leeds. Food collected during the ‘Ramadan Harvest’ at the Baab-Ul-Ilm Centre will be donated to the Moortown Methodist Church food bank at the end of July. The project has been more...

Chuka Umunna: 'UKIP voters racially abused me but you don’t let it get to you'

The Mirror by Jason Beattie | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Chuka Umunna says he has been subject to “vociferous, racist” abuse from UKIP supporters and accuses Nigel Farage’s party of stoking racial tensions. The Shadow Business Secretary was attacked as a “spear chucker” and a “caveman” when he pointed out some voters, including UKIP supporters, could not use the internet. But his more...

Interfaith Iftars Bring Muslims And Jews Together During Ramadan

Huffington Post by By Lauren Markoe | Tuesday, 15 July 2014

(RNS) Muslim tradition calls for breaking the Ramadan fast in the evening with a date and a sip of water, and increasingly these days, the company of Jews. Muslim-Jewish iftars are popping up across the nation, bringing together dozens and sometimes hundreds of people for a celebratory Ramadan meal and to more...

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Round-up of news from around the world.

GREECE | Greek court acquits farmers who shot 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 09:26 | Source: Guardian |

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case more...

EUROPE | Exodus: Why Europe's Jews are fleeing once again

Thursday, 31 July 2014, 02:41 | Source: Newsweek |

By Adam LeBor The mob howled for vengeance, the missiles raining down on the synagogue walls as the worshippers huddled inside. It was a scene from Europe in the 1930s – except this was eastern Paris on the evening of July 13th, 2014. Thousands had gathered to demonstrate against the Israeli bombardment more...

GERMANY | Synagogue attacked, rabbi gets death threats

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 18:15 | Source: thelocal.de |

Police check the outside of a synagogue in Wuppertal for evidence of arson on Tuesday. Photo: DPA A wave of anti-Semitism in Germany, unleashed by the Gaza crisis, shows no sign of abating. A synagogue was attacked on Tuesday morning, a rabbi received death threats and anti-Jewish comments online have increased. more...

FRANCE | Firebombs fail to ignite at Toulouse Jewish centre

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 18:09 | Source: Times of Israel |

Police in Toulouse have arrested a man who hurled three firebombs at a Jewish community center and the officers guarding it. The incident happened Saturday, one hour after the conclusion of a demonstration against Israel’s actions against Hamas in Gaza, the AFP news agency reported. The man, who was not named, threw more...