About Me

I am a freelance trainer, project manager, educator & consultant, the founder of Global Village & Christian Muslim Encounters. Formerly the vice chair of Preston Faith Forum. Education, interfaith dialogue, preventing extremism, community engagement and community cohesion have become my specialist fields. Having had over 10 years’ experience working in the third sector and local government. I regularly speak at various events, conferences, places of worship and schools. I was awarded the “Community Cohesion Award” at the Fusion Awards in May 2013.

For press enquiries please email me on m.amla@lancaster.ac.uk

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Blogging

I haven’t blogged before and never really considered it, even though many have suggested I should in order to share my thoughts, reflections and interests. My intention for blogging is to improve my writing skills and gain the experience of writing frequently. I was advised recently, the best way to practice my writing is to write and write some more.

I’m not entirely sure if anyone will be interested in what I have to say, however I don’t intend for many to read my musings. I will hopefully intend to blog weekly, topics will be diverse and include my various interests, such as:

  • Women Building Peace
  • Interfaith Relations
  • Islamophobia
  • Tackling Extremism
  • Christian Muslim Encounters – please like my page  https://www.facebook.com/CMEncounters
  • Radicalisation
  • Religion & Society
  • Global Conflict & Peace
  • Islam and Muslims in Britain
  • Media Engagement
  • Coexistence
  • Current affairs

and probably anything that comes to mind. I intend to use this as a platform to write short pieces which would be too long as a Facebook status whilst not being too long to be considered an article.

Peace & Prayers

Ali