On the 2nd February 2019, at an event in Banbridge Town Hall organised by the Northern Ireland Interfaith forum, Sheikh Anwar was presented with the 2018 Interfaith Award. In his address Ed Petersen, chairman of the Interfaith Forum, mentioned that Sheikh Anwar had been an excellent model for good Interfaith practice in Northern Ireland. Reaching out to […]
Muslims have been in NI since it’s foundation. A settled Muslim population has been here for generations have significantly contributed to NI throughout even the darkest days of the troubles – in business, education and particularly medicine. In recent years the Muslim population has increased in line with immigration patterns as a direct response to […]
Emma Pengally MP visited Belfast Islamic Centre to discuss local and community concerns with BIC staff and committee. Emma offered her support following a number of recent hate incidents directed towards Muslims in NI.
Deputy Lord Mayor Emmet McDonagh-Brown hosted a reception at Belfast City Hall on 14th November to acknowledge the contributions of Minority Faith Communities to the history and continued development of Northern Ireland. Many thanks to our friend Cllr David Armitage and Councillor Lyons for proposing this event and recognising the contribution of minority communities to NI. […]
Promoting Fostering in BAME communities – Hosted by Northern Ireland Council for Racial Equality and Belfast Islamic Centre This joint event is prepared by the Barnardo, Belfast Islamic Centre and NICRE in response to the fact that the current fostering system does not have any BAME nor Muslim foster parent against a backdrop of over-represented of the BAME […]
On behalf of the Muslim Community, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the Councillor Emmet McDonough-Brown, the Deputy Lord Mayor of Belfast & Belfast city Council for their support for the Muslim Community of Belfast and for hosting representatives of BIC and NIMFA in City Hall this evening to celebrate 40 years […]
HMRC Diversity & Inclusion Event “Prejudice is the child of ignorance” on the theme “Individual Choices and their significance” The event was arranged by Ronan Slevin and Brian Magee HMRC with presentations by Dr Christopher Stange, St Vincent and the Grenadines Consulate General, Naomi Al-Bawab Belfast Islamic Centre and HMRC staff.
Sinn Fein politicians Mary Lou McDonald TD, Michelle O’Neill MLA and Máirtín Ó Muilleoir MLA pay a visit to Belfast Islamic Centre to discuss hate crime, provision for Refugees and Aslyum seekers and our new Islamic Centre Project.
Many thanks to the PSNI and Policing Board for holding a consultation yesterday afternoon with the local community at BIC. A chance for the community to have it’s voice heard.
Sue Gray currently serving as the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Finance in the Northern Ireland Executive paid a very welcome visit to Belfast Islamic Centre for tea and chat. Thank you for coming to visit us – you are welcome back anytime!