News and Updates
New publication; Youth Work & Islam
General News
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:47

Youth Work and Islam, considers how youth work can be informed by Islam but at the same time looks at how practice can be pertinent to young Muslims, their community and relationship with wider society.  In this book Sadek Hamid and Brian Belton bring together a range of thinkers and practitioners who exemplify and analyse this situation. This not only produces much more than a straightforward view of informed practice, it also presents a broad and humane understanding of the character and possibilities of youth work over a broad perspective.


Centrally, while the work demonstrates how Islam and Muslims have contributed to the development of youth work, it also puts forward ideas and standpoints that demonstrate how Islam can continue to inform practice, add to its humanitarian ethos and even make our work with young people in general more effective.  As such, Youth Work and Islam is an essential part of any youth worker’s reading, working within and beyond Muslim contexts.  It is also a useful and readable text for social workers, teachers, police officers, clerics, medical professionals and anyone wanting a more informed understanding of how faith perspectives can inform and refresh attitudes, approaches and enhance work with individuals, groups and communities.


Free preview at publisher’s website:



Official list of Muslim relief organisations endorsing the Volunteer Achievement Award
MYS Updates
Monday, 11 October 2010 15:53

After a successful pilot and presentation of the VAA, 11 Muslim relief organisations have endorsed the VAA. The VAA is a framework that rewards the contribution of volunteers, develops their self-identified skills and builds the capacity for future mutually beneficial partnerships between individuals and Muslim organisations. Endorsing relief organisations have received training to deliver the VAA and will be uploading information on their respective websites. Anyone interested in taking part in the VAA at Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels, should contact the relief organisations directly. 





IF Charity

MADE in Europe

Families Relief

Ethar Relief

READ Foundation

Muslim Hands

UK Care for Children

Human Relief

Human Appeal

Mercy Mission International


If you require any further information on the VAA, please e-mail Muslim Youth Skills: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




What do we know about young British Muslims?
General News
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:46
London - Following the riots in several cities in the UK, some media reports focused on young British Muslims.
Muslim Youth Skills to deliver a seminar at the Global Peace & Unity Conference
MYS Updates
Monday, 11 October 2010 15:50






The Global Peace and Unity event (often abbreviated to GPU) is an annual two-day conference held at the ExCeL Exhibition Centre in London and organised by the Islam Channel. This year, the event will be on 23rd-24th October 2010.


Over the last five years, GPU has grown into a phenomenon that touches millions around the world. With over 50,000 visitors at the last event, it’s recognised as the biggest multi-faith gathering of its kind anywhere across Europe. With the insight, skills and experiences that our internationally renowned speakers bring, the GPU is now better equipped than ever to help shape a more inclusive narrative for all right-minded people.

Muslim Youth Skills invites youth and community organisations to attend a thought-provoking seminar to be held on the 23rd October. We will be looking at some of the issues and challenges affecting Muslim youth and how we provide relevant practical solutions.

For further information on the event, please visit: http://www.theglobalunity.com/10/

If you would like to contact us directly about the seminar, please e-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it




MI5 told Blair Iraq was no threat to UK
General News
Tuesday, 06 September 2011 17:43

Britain faced no threat from Iraq when Tony Blair decided to take the country to war, the head of MI5 at the time of the invasion has declared.


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