Our Mosques Our Future

A flagship annual national conference for mosque leaders and volunteers

Mosques are not only communal prayer spaces, but often serve as community spaces, youth centres, counseling service providers, marriage service providers, sporting venues, study centres and more. #OurMosquesOurFuture is an annual conference organised by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), sharing the best practice and good work of UK mosques, but also not shying away from asking the difficult questions on what is holding us back.

Ticketed conferences on themes including #MoreThanAPrayerSpace, #PeopleNotBuildings and #OurYouthOurFuture in 2018-19 were attended by over 1,200 mosque leaders and volunteers nationwide. In 2020, the conference was held online on the theme #BeyondCOVID.

More information on the project can be found on the official website.

Our Aim

The #OurMosquesOurFuture conferences bring together the UK Muslim community to discuss their mosques and prayer spaces. We aim to create an open, safe space for the community to discuss challenges and issues, as well as celebrate achievements and innovations in service provision.

In our constantly changing world, we continue to encourage the community to share new ideas and best practice, highlighting the amazing good works of UK mosques, but also not shying away from challenging ourselves to continual improvement. We hope the conference will allow attendees to think in new ways, forge connections and gain new skills and ideas.

This is why in 2020, the conference focused heavily on the challenges faced by mosques in light of the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of sharing skills and experiences that would help all attendees to provide better services to their local communities and allow mosques to adapt to the changing environment they faced.

The Journey So Far

What’s Next

We are aiming to host another successful #OurMosquesOurFuture conference in 2021. We will be keeping an eye on COVID regulations throughout the year to inform whether a live conference will be possible or whether the 2021 conference will have to be virtual like that in 2020.

How Can You Help

1. Donate

Both live and virtual conferences require a lot of work in bringing them together – whether that be venue costs, staffing or technical support. The MCB is a volunteer led organization, so all your support helps us to make these events happen.

  • £25 could provide support towards conferences to bring together the UK Muslim community to discuss their mosques and prayer spaces to drive continuous improvement in service provision
  • £50 could provide support towards upskilling Mosques with new skills, ideas and training to continue to showcase the great work of Mosques across the UK and allow mosques to adapt to the changing environment they face
  • £100 could provide support towards thinking and implementing BeyondCOVID and exploring how to ensure the role of British mosques is not limited to the walls of the mosque building only

2. Volunteer

If you are interested in getting involved in the project, please sign up and join the team. The MCB is a volunteer led organization, we need you to make change.

3. Follow and Share

Follow us and our partners on Social Media, and share our posts. Together, we can do more!

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Our Partners

Thank you to all our presenters and supporting partners in 2020, and previous years.

Make a difference with the MCB this Ramadan by bringing together the UK Muslim community to discuss their mosques, prayer space and innovations in service provision across the UK.

£25 could provide support towards conferences to bring together the UK Muslim community to discuss their mosques and prayer spaces to drive continuous improvement in service provision

£50 could provide support towards upskilling Mosques with new skills, ideas and training to continue to showcase the great work of Mosques across the UK and allow mosques to adapt to the changing environment they face

£100 could provide support towards thinking and implementing BeyondCOVID and exploring how to ensure the role of British mosques is not limited to the walls of the mosque building only

Our Mosques, Our Future

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