What is Multicultural Awareness?
Multicultural Awareness is a greater understanding, sensitivity, and appreciation of the history, values, experiences, and lifestyles of groups that include, but, are not limited to:
What Are Some Benefits of Becoming More Multiculturally Aware?
Gain Greater Self-Awareness
Gain Greater Awareness of Others
Develop New Friendships
Develop Better Interpersonal Skills
Become Better Able to Challenge Stereotypes and Prejudices
Promote More Healing and Harmony Between Groups
Become Better Equipped to Live in a Multicultural World
Why Should I Become More Multiculturally Aware?
Healing, harmony, and unity between groups occur as we interact more with, become more aware about, and become better educated about one another. It’s a cause for celebration when we are willing to take risks regarding our multicultural growth. Challenge yourself to unlock your endless capacity for multicultural awareness. It’s up to you to do your part in creating a society where there is greater understanding and awareness between the groups.
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My elder son is 18 and passed his driving test 10 months ago since then I have been searching all over the website for a cover to have him included as a second driver on my policy. Some companies quoted 10K some 12K some even £15K. “AMAZING” more than what the car is worth.
After an intensive search on all the comparison sites and every other insurance provider I know of, I came across a company which offered me the cover for just less than a £1000, fully comprehensive for the year; with an exception that I have to have a tracker fitted which monitors how safe the car is driven.
Base on the result provided by the tracker it will determine whether to increase or decrease the insurance and so far this how it’s looking “EXCELLENT”
In my opinion these insurance companies should refund part of the money after the minimum term is completed if no claim is made. So far I am on the maximum no claim.
Stop Cartoons and film against Islam
Responsible department: Foreign and Commonwealth Office
In USA a film”Innocence of Muslims” has been launched recently against Islam .We condemn the loss of innocent lives during the protests against this film.Muslims respect all the religions and Holy Prophets.
We have seen in the past that sometimes ,cartoons of Holy Prophet Muhammad (May peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon Him ) have been made which has hurt the feelings of millions of Muslims as well as other sane people all over the world.
We strongly condemn the making of such cartoons and films and demand that appropriate laws should be made by the international community to stop this happening in future.Those who are behind such conspiracies should be brought to justice.We request the British government to protest to the USA on release of such films and urge USA to take action against culprits.
13 July 2012 by Fiona Cowood
Today the Government launches a new campaign to warn young women of the dangers of forced marriage this summer
Imagine looking forward to a summer holiday, only to find out your family were forcing you to marry someone you’d never even met once you got there. It might sound far-removed from everyday life but it’s happening to thousands of young British women each year Most people think forced marriage is taboo – something that would never happen to them or their friends. But last year 1,469 cases of forced marriage were reported and experts think the real number could be five times greater. In order for friends to recognise the signs, the Government has today launched the Right to Choose campaign.
The Forced Marriage Unit has produced three hard-hitting short films, based on real stories of victims, highlighting the devastating effects forced marriage can have. One film shows a friend of the victim crying, remembering how she and her friend laughed at the prospect of her marrying some bloke she’d never met – the reality is that most victims never believe their families would be capable of such a thing.
Another shows a girl talking about how excited she is about going to see her family abroad but then she is shown being physically abused, something many victims endure along with emotional and sexual abuse.
There have been 46 known cases of forced marriage already this year and over half of these involved 19-25 year olds. Normal women who had great friends, boyfriends, careers and hopes and dreams – then had their lives torn apart.
Last month, the Prime Minister announced plans to criminalise forced marriage but more needs to be done to tackle this terrible human rights abuse. The summer is a particularly high-risk time because many girls and women will travel abroad to visit family in places like Pakistan and Bangladesh, only to discover their family has another more sinister plan in mind. Once abroad, victims are often isolated – they have their phones confiscated and in some cases, are physically locked away.
In order to try and prevent marriages from taking place before it’s too late, it’s essential to alert the Forced Marriage Unit as soon as possible. Getting help before someone is taken abroad can be crucial.
So what are you waiting for? Show your support for the campaign on Twitter by using the hashtag #RightToChoose
If you suspect that you or someone you know is at risk, call the FMU helpline – (+44) (0)20 7008 0151 – it’s totally confidential and is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. You can also email [email protected]. For out of hours emergency advice, call (+44) (0)20 7008 1500 and ask for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Global Response Centre. For more information, visit www.fco.gov.uk/forcedmarriage.
- A – atoll, avatar
- B – bandana, bangle, bazaar, Blighty, bungalow
- C – cashmere, catamaran, char, cheroot, cheetah, chintz, chit, chokey, chutney, cot, cummerbund, curry
- D – dinghy, doolally, dungarees
- G – guru, gymkhana
- H – hullabaloo
- J – jodhpur, jungle, juggernaut, jute
- K – khaki, kedgeree
- L – loot
- N – nirvana
- P – pariah, pashmina, polo, pukka, pundit, purdah, pyjamas
- S – sari, shampoo, shawl, swastika
- T – teak, thug, toddy, typhoon
- V – veranda
- Y – yoga
Ramadan 2012 is likely to fall on the Friday, July 20th 2012. This is not yet confirmed and is dependant upon the sighting of the new moon.
Eid al-Fitr which is on the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal, marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan.
Eid al-Fitr Sunday, August 19, 2012,
Eid al-Adha is on Friday, the 26th of October.
Note: Regional customs or moon sightings may cause a variation of the date for Islamic holidays, which begin at sundown the day before the date specified for the holiday. The Islamic calendar is lunar and the days begin at sunset, so there may be one-day error depending on when the New Moon is first seen.
1. Conservatives have ensured that your Council Tax has been frozen for the past 3 years. A Conservative controlled Council will strive to further reduce your Council Tax whilst maintaining vital local services
2. A Conservative controlled Council will give those who pay their Council Tax monthly the option to pay over 12 months rather than 10, helping reduce the monthly burden
3. Conservatives have helped kick start the regeneration of Rawtenstall town centre by securing funding for a new bus station
4. Conservatives ensured the development of new leisure facilities at Marl Pits sports centre. Conservatives will continue to fight for investment in all of the leisure facilities throughout the Valley
5. Conservatives have delivered increased investment in Rossendale’s road network
6. Conservatives have secured vital public transport links such as the 464 bus service and are campaigning for a commuter rail link to Manchester
7. Conservative-led Government has provided £100,000 to improve town centres across Rossendale. Local Conservatives will campaign to ensure this money is spent across the entire Valley
8. Conservatives will strive to look after your neighbourhood – keeping the parks and grass verges cut, our streets litter free and clear of dog mess
9. Conservatives will continue to support and fight the corner of local businesses
10. Conservatives will work as one – across Borough, County and Parliament to ensure, as taxpayers, you get the services you deserve
If there is anything your local Conservative candidate can do to help you, or you have local issues you would like to discuss, don’t hesitate contact 01706 215547.
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