The report (download and share here), entitled“Community Roundtables: A report on the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in London and Manchester”, includes a foreword by Mr Hill and outlines a series of roundtables organised by Forward Thinking across May and June of 2017, between Max Hill QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, and a diverse range Muslim community organisations throughout England. Meetings were organised in Leicester, Bradford, Manchester and London (Finsbury Park Mosque).
These roundtables formed a part of Forward Thinking’s ‘Building Bridges’ Programme which facilitates dialogue between UK Muslim communities and grassroots organisations, and British authorities (local government, parliamentarians, policymakers and the national media).
Since 2004, we have facilitated community meetings with Ruth Kelly, the former Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, John Reid, former Home Secretary, David Anderson QC, former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, in addition to over 400 civil servants. The ultimate aim of all such engagements is to promote greater understanding between communities and British authorities and to develop shared approaches to common challenges.