Raising Awareness

  • Educational Programs for Schools 2016 April 14, 2016

    With over 10 years of delivering educational programs in all sectors across the North East, IDC North East continues to improve the programs that we offer to schools. Our courses are continuously developed to educate school staff and students on the basics of Islam & Muslims whilst also challenging stereotypes and removing misconceptions surrounding them.  We offer a wide ...

  • Discover Islam Weeks 2016 March 28, 2016

    The Discover Islam Weeks are an annual occurance at university campuses accross the UK. In the North East IDC support Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities Islamic Societies (ISOC). This year in February, our Islamic Awareness trainer held 3 training sessions in Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland prior to the weeks taking place. The training helped volunteers ...

  • Understanding Islam & Muslims Course March 10, 2016

    This One Day Islamic Awareness Training Course for Non Muslim Professionals seeks to break down the barriers and stereotypes surrounding the Muslim community, though knowledge and understanding. The course offers an opportunity for professionals to learn, explore, challenge and ask questions about Islam in a safe environment. This course can also be delivered at your work place ...

  • School Workshops 2015 December 30, 2015

    St Mary’s RCVA Primary School Visit. 09/07/2015 IDC team members were invited to St Mary’s school on the 9th July and delivered a session on the 5 pillars of Islam. Egton C of E Primary School Mosque Visit. 30/06/2015 The workshop was a mosque visit, whereby the students travelled to Abu Bakr mosque, which was the closest to their school, ...

  • Annual Non-Muslim Iftar 2015 September 30, 2015

    On 6th July 2015, we held our annual non-Muslim Iftaar Meal for the 3rd consecutive year. Sawm is the 4th pillar of Islam, to fast during the month of Ramadan, and IDC wanted to continue to invite non-Muslims during the holy month and offer them to share in our Iftar, and to share with them the ...

  • Summer Fayres June 15, 2015

    Our Lady and St Anne’s Primary School Summer Fayre, Newcastle. 08/07/2015. A group of the IDC sisters helped to raise nearly £60 in funds at the summer fayre by applying henna patterns for the kids, and here is a couple of the volunteers having a conversation about Islam, which lasted nearly an hour. Gosforth Park First School Summer Fayre, Newcastle. ...

  • Community Engagement 2015 May 23, 2015

    Community Engagement events are a first step exercise designed to build bridges and establish links with other organisations and lead to many collaborations and initiatives. Al Azhar Mosque Open Day, 28/07/2015 The team were invited along to partake in South Shields’ Al-Azhar’s mosque’s open day where they engaged in explaining Islam to guests.  Above is IDC’s Daniel ...

  • Discover Islam Weeks 2015 March 16, 2015

    After helping Islamic societies across the North East get ready for their Discover Islam Weeks through our workshops, IDC volunteers also attended the Weeks too. Experienced IDC volunteers were on hand to support ISoc volunteers on their stalls and marques. Conversing with the public, opening dialogues about Islam and Muslims, sharing experiences and their journeys to Islam, ...

  • Against Racism Against Hatred: Campaign Launch March 1, 2015

    Against Racism Against Hatred: United We Stand Saturday the 28th of February saw the Nationwide launch of an initiative taken up by Muslim organisations across the UK. Since Pegida were demonstrating against Islam and Muslims in Europe, IDC Project Manager Abu Tayeb organised the launch of the campaign in Newcastle. We took the opportunity of attending the ...

  • Islamic Awareness Workshops 2015 February 19, 2015

    Islam and Health Care Workshop – Northumria University Coach Lance Campus, 19/02/2015. We were at Northumbria University today doing an ISLAM & HEALTHCARE workshop! Clearing those misconceptions to help our fantastic nurses help to caring for muslims & at the end of life.  

  • Inter-Faith Engagements 2015 January 29, 2015

    Holocaust Memorial Day, 21/01/2015. The IDC Team attended a presentation by local Jewish Author Diana Finley on her book “The Loneliness of Survival”. The presentation was part of the “Holocaust Memorial Day” commemorations and the presentation focussed on the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and the evil of mankind. It was a good chance for IDC to network with the Jewish ...

  • Police Engagement over Paris Attacks January 14, 2015

    On Wednesday 14th January IDC’s Richard Coupland was “Challenging Stereotypes and Removing Misconceptions” at a meeting with local Police this evening. The IDC Team met with local Police to voice their concerns about an “anti-Muslim backlash” in the wake of the recent Paris attacks, and also to give the Police Officers some quality Islamic literature.

  • What Does Christmas Mean To You? December 22, 2014

      Today, the teams from Newcastle and Middlesbrough came to Newcastle City Centre to launch our new campaign: What does Christmas mean to you? It was an opportunity to talk to the general public about Christmas and give the islamic perspective on this AND our belief in Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him!) As well as asking the ...

  • Interfaith Engagement 2014 December 20, 2014

    St Bedes Lancaster Remembrance Day Talk, 9/11/14 On Sunday 9th November 2014 IDC’s Daniel Johnson delivered a talk on the Islamic positions on extremism and terrorism at St Bede’s Catholic School in Lanchester, County Durham. The talk was given after the School’s Remembrance Day Service on the occasion of Remembrance Sunday and included a Q & ...

  • Teesside Womens Group Church Visit December 8, 2014

    IDC NorthEast Teesside sisters visited womens group at Grove Hill Methodist Church. They took them samosas which they requested at the training course and had a chat . They spoke about the two latest IDC Winter Projects and they were happy we were helping the older community and the vulnerable across society.

  • School Workshops 2014 November 27, 2014

    IDC North East conducted 12 school workshops around the region engaging with over 1224 school children, teachers and parents. This year we trained up more school workshop facilitators and conducted workshops in schools and at mosques across the North East. In each workshop we explain to attendees the basic understanding of Islam including the 5 pillars. ...

  • University Discover Islam Weeks 2014 November 19, 2014

    Earlier in the year, to support our university Islamic Societies in the region, we send our volunteers to their Discover Islam weeks. Instead of holding big lectures, both the societies and IDC collaborate to hold islamic awareness stalls and marquees in and around the university campuses. This has proved to be a brilliant way to engage ...

  • University Freshers Fayres 2014 November 18, 2014

    IDC has a long running partnership with universities in the North East. After training up islamic society volunteers to become Islamic Awareness Facilitators,we dont just leave them to go it alone, we help and support their efforts at various events through the year. The first of which is usually the Freshers Fayres. This year IDC was ...

  • Annual Non – Muslim Iftaar Meal 2014 July 21, 2014

      On 15th July 2014, we held our annual non-Muslim Iftaar Meal.Our holy month of Ramadaan is the perfect opportunity to teach our non-Muslim friends, colleagues and associates what it’s all about. IDC invited local councilors, school teachers and members of the local community to partake in an iftaar meal with short presentations on Islam and ...

  • School Quran Campaign 2014 May 30, 2014

    The IDC Northeast sisters team got together to pack English Qurans, with a letter to local schools across Stockton, Yarm & Billingham. The packs contained a School Workshop leaflet, Quran and a Letter from IDC.

  • Media Outreach Initiative 2014 May 28, 2014

    http://youtu.be/dX9pWc0h5VQ As part of our Media Outreach Initiative, we have sent quality leaflet and information on Terrorism and Extremism to media outlets across the country. Watch the video above it explains the reasons behind the initiative and what the plan of action is.

  • Annual Iftar Meal 2013 July 15, 2013

    On July 15th, IDC held their first Annual Iftar Meal for non-Muslim guests that were invited to fast with us for a day in the month of Ramadhan. Our holy month of Ramadhan is the perfect opportunity to teach our non-Muslim friends, colleagues & associates what it’s all about. IDC invited local councilors, school teachers & members of ...

  • Quran for School Campaign May 9, 2013

    http://youtu.be/tApisJciWBE As part of our work in developing relations with non-Muslims across all sectors of society, our Quran for Schools Campaign aims to deliver a copy of the Holy Quran to all schools within the North East. The Quran is the most important book of Guidance for Muslims, Allah says, “(This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have ...

  • School Workshops & Mosque Visits April 24, 2013

    IDC North East offers a number of different workshops for your pupils including any of the following: – School Assemblies – Class Group Workshops – Year Group Workshops and – Local Mosque visits The Islamic Awareness workshops are comprised of an overview of the beliefs and practices of the Islamic faith, Islamic artifacts and objects of interest, Q&A with local ...

  • Islamic Awareness – On the streets! January 5, 2013

    Come and meet the IDC Team every Saturday in Newcastle and Middlesbrough city centre to have your questions answered about Islam.