Islam can be read in ways that are very narrow and exclusivist, full of anger and victimhood; but it can also be read in ways that are open and inclusive, infused with love, mercy, kindness and generosity. Instead of being an anomaly, it can appeal to our rational faculties, and make sense for our time and place. Instead of creating a burden and hardship, it can facilitate our lives and bring us harmony. It can be read in synergy with Britain and the core values of this country.
We want to support ventures that can create a space to contextualise Islam for our time and place, because we need that to survive and flourish, because Britain is our home.