Blog – Communities

  • Fighting hatred together or setting communities apart

    15 Apr 2015 by Dave Rich

    CST’s work combating antisemitism is widely recognised as a model for others to follow and we are proud to help other communities combat bigotry, prejudice and hatred. We do this because we believe our shared experiences can help to bring communities together. The opposite approach is typified by MEND, a Muslim advocacy group whose activities risk increasing hostility and suspicion between communities.

  • CST's work with other communities praised at international conference

    8 Oct 2013 by CST

    CST's work in combating antisemitic hate crime is often referred to as a model for other community organisations to follow in efforts to combat other forms of hate crime. This fits CST's ethos, that organisations working to reduce hate crime should oppose all forms of hate crime as a principle;…

  • Tell MAMA - first annual report

    11 Mar 2013 by CST

      The Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) group, led by Fiyaz Mughal of Faith Matters, has issued its first annual report on anti-Muslim hate crimes. Tell MAMA's findings include the following: • 632 anti-Muslim hate incidents reported March 2012-March 2013 • Muslim women are the victims in 58% of all incidents • Victims ra…

  • Tell MAMA - Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks launched today

    21 Feb 2012 by CST

    CST today attended the launch meeting of Tell MAMA - Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks, a new project from Faith Matters which will record anti-Muslim hate crime. The keynote speaker was the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles MP, whose department is funding the project as part of…

  • CST and the Board of Deputies of British Jews Call For Closure of Facebook “Intifada” Site

    29 Mar 2011 by CST

        The Board of Deputies of British Jews and CST (Community Security Trust) have received scores of enquiries and complaints regarding an Arabic language Facebook page calling for a “Third Palestinian Intifada”. The Board and CST are keenly aware that Middle East conflicts can often indirectly lead to s…

  • Zionism and Islamophobia

    17 Feb 2011 by CST

    Anti-racism has to be consistent. It must apply consistent standards and attitudes, and defend all minorities. An opposition to racism which demonises one group in society in an effort to protect another, is no form of anti-racism at all. Islamophobic hate crimes and the frequency of mainstream media reporting…

  • Let's recognise our friends

    22 Dec 2010 by CST

    The Jewish Chronicle website carries the following op-ed by Richard Benson , Chief Executive of CST. -----   On 8 December, the Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, wrote to me, announcing government funding for the security guards at 39 voluntary aided Jewish schools. He said the funding, should fully meet…

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Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis
Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth