Religion or Belief Resources
The Equalities and Human Rights Comission in consultation with fiath representatives including Muslim Council of Scotland has produced s selection of resources. Resulting from its three-year programme of work on religion or belief, consisting of guidance for employers.
The guidance (and the legal effectiveness report) is available at: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/religion-or-belief.
The training module for line managers can be found at: https://elearning.acas.org.uk/course/
The training course for trade union representatives can be found at: https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/mod/page/view.php?id=51438
Scottish Muslims in Numbers Report
Muslim Council of Scotland highly welcomes The Scottish Muslims in Numbers report from the Al Waleed Centre Edinburgh. It is an important piece of work which helps shed light on a number of useful observations which will help better understand some of the underlying issues which can impact certain sections of the Muslim community in Scotland. More Info
MCS Annual General Meeting
23 January 2017
The Muslim Council of Scotland hosted its Annual General Meeting on Sunday 22nd Jan in Glasgow Central Mosque. The meeting attracted a record number of mosques and organisations from across Scotland including Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Dundee.
The outgoing Convener Dr Javed Gill spoke of the achievements delivered by MCS over the last 10 years, highlighting key devlopments in the process. While Mazhar Khan (Secretary) provded a report on the work delivered over the last 2 years by the managemnt board of MCS.The key focus was on the chllenges faced from international issues as well as the rise in Islamophobia and hate crimes.
Dr Gill highlighted the positive impact of MCS; " (it) has been able to put Scottish Muslims on the map, as a community which is proud of its faith and proud to make Scotland its home. This simple fact has helped us as a community be seen as a shining example and success story of integration and prosperity."
Join the Muslim Council of Scotland
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- Find out the key issues that are emerging from local experience across Scotland.
- Help to take forward issues that affect the Muslim community in Scotland to Governmental level.
The Muslim Council of Scotland is a membership-based umbrella organisation, accommodating and reflecting the variety of social and cultural backgrounds and outlook of the muslim community.
It is an independent body working to promote consultation, cooperation and coordination on Muslim affairs in Scotland.
It is a non-sectarian and non-partisan body working for the common good without interfering in, displacing or isolating any existing work in communities.
It is a body that will seek to draw on the talents and specialist skills of individuals and the strengths of organised bodies to prepare the case for, and advocating, the responsibilities and rights of Muslims living in Scotland. Find out more