Amal’s vision is of a Britain in which Muslims are fully and fairly represented, equally valued, and celebrated for their rich and diverse contribution to British life. In its work it is guided by the values of social justice, compassion and conviviality.
This week, Refugee Week, we are highlighting our value of compassion. For us, compassion is not about pity but about putting ourselves in the shoes of others, about striving to understand what life is like for them, about treating them as we would wish to be treated. We have seen time and again the power of arts and creativity to enable people to see each other, really see each other, freed from preconceptions and prejudice.
This is especially important when it comes to refugees and asylum seekers, who have often faced unimaginable challenges and hardships in their journey to safety. The act of sharing their stories can also help them connect with others, and find some healing and hope. That's why we're proud to support organisations that use the arts to empower asylum seekers and refugees.
This week some of our Partners that support refugees are hosting events for the public in Birmingham and Bradford. Check out our events page and social media pages to see what you can attend in and around Birmingham and Bradford.