"Creating a sense of co-existence and community is about forging a shared identity which all members of society can identify with and I think this will necessarily begin with quite a profound reform of education."

Myriam Francois is an Anglo-French writer and broadcaster. Francois converted to Islam at the age of 21, convinced that the Qur'an represented "the culmination of all of [her] philosophical cogitation." She has written extensively on the place of Islam in the modern world and on European politics generally, for publications such as The Guardian, Huffington post, New Statesman, and the Muslim lifestyle magazine Emel. She has made and presented many documentaries, including for the BBC and Channel 4’s Dispatches for whom she explored Islamic marriage practices in the UK. Francois recently led BBC Radio 4’s prayer for the day and spoke on BBC World news about President Macron’s relationship to French Muslims.

In 2019, Francois launched the website weneedtotalkaboutwhiteness.com, with a view to encouraging conversations about whiteness and its cultural impact.

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