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Prince’s Trust – Mosaic

Bringing together Muslim men and women from across ethnic and theological differences who are holding positions of religious authority for a leadership programme.
  • Education

Helping 21 Muslim faith leaders to broaden understandings and make new connections across ethnic and theological differences.

In 2023-2024, the Mosaic programme will deliver to a new cohort of 21 Muslim men and women from diverse ethnic and theological backgrounds, who are actively leading faith based institutions or hold positions of religious authority within their faith communities. Participants are drawn from across the UK, men and women and from diverse ethnic and theological (Sunni and Shi’i) backgrounds to be as reflective as possible of Muslims in the UK.

In 2022-2023, the first cohort of 21 men and women, Sunni and Shi’i Muslims drawn from across the UK, completed the Mosaic programme of 8.5 days on-line training and 7.5 days of in-person training. This was the first programme of its kind to bring together Muslim men and women from across ethnic and theological differences. 10 of the 12 imams on the programme were serving a specific mosque congregation and its attendant community when they began the programme.

The training was delivered through a series of residentials, structured workshops, ‘in- conversation’ expert panel sessions, and online learning over a period of 14 months.

These workshops included:

  • ‘We Tell Beautiful Stories’ led by Imam Luqman Ali, Co-founder Khayaal Theatre; Eleanor Martin, Co-Founder & Associate Director Khayaal, & Mohammed Sesay, Professional Actor
  • ‘Paving the Way for Deeper Interfaith’ with Daniel Thomas Dyer, Creative Director Chickpea Press & Saimma Dyer, Managing Director of
  • Chickpea Press and creators of “faithsincommon” e- platform on the Abrahamic Traditions.
  • ‘Islamic Finance’ with Shaykh Haythim Tamin, Co founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation and contributers: Aaminah Aziz,
  • Head of Finance and Operations at Salams; Khalid Howladar, Chairman of MRHB DeFi.
  • ‘Strengthening Your Leadership: Opportunities Present & Future’ delivered by Windsor Leadership Trust team

Each member of the cohort was also matched with a mentor, all of whom are leaders in their various fields and include those in the arts, education, and civil service. Each member of the cohort was meeting their mentor at least once every 8 weeks.

The programme was very successful, with a high level of engagement throughout and desire for further engagement. It also increased levels of understanding between Muslim faith leaders and will have a positive impact on their communities. The 2023-2024 programme will take this further and we look forward to sharing the results in due course.