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Innit Grand: Belonging and Britishness for an Australian in London.

By Olivia Franklin.     A little while ago now, I, along with ten other volunteers, took part in a one-day workshop - the very beginning of Encompass’ new project, ‘Belonging in Britain’.   As you might have already read, this project took shape in the wake of Brexit, Islamic extremism, and reflexive Islamaph [...]

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Coming Home: The Heart of Belonging

By Louise Yu.   I came across the intercultural charity Encompass and the project, ‘Belonging in Britain’, on a volunteering website. The project aimed to find out what belonging meant to all kinds of people living in the UK. With Brexit high on the agenda, and the rise of anti-immigration and anti-Muslim sentiment, belonging i [...]

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Me, You and Us: Belonging in Today’s Britain

  Brexit. Terrorism. Immigration.   Our newspapers and TVs are bombarded by these topics and the fear of people who are not ‘like us’. But what exactly is ‘like us’? What is Britishness or home to those of us living in the UK? Who has the right to enjoy the fruits of British labour? Is the UK a cultural melting [...]

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12th October 2002 - 15 years on

We find it hard to believe that 15 years have passed since 12th October 2002 when 202 were killed in Bali and hundreds more injured. We could very easily dwell on the countless thousands killed, maimed or homeless as a result of sectarian violence and wars since then. But, here at ENCOMPASS, we prefer to take a positive view. We have always belie [...]

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The impact of Encompass...

Encompass has had a real impact on the lives of the hundreds of young people who have taken part in its programmes.  This is how one of them, Zahra, described that impact in a letter to Alex Braden on the 15th anniversary:   Dear Alex, I joined this program in February 2016 and it had a HUGE impact on my life. I remember how strongly I [...]

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Join our Belonging in Britain project

Encompass was set up in 2003 by the parents of Daniel Braden who, alongside 201 other tourists, was tragically killed in a terrorist attack at a bar in Bali in 2002. They believe that Daniel was targeted not as an individual, but as one of many who embody a set of values that the bombers despised and did not understand. The trust was fou [...]

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