Hello, I’m 
Mike Haines.

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Welcome to Global Acts of Unity: a campaign promoting unity, tolerance and understanding in schools. In 2014, my brother David Haines was murdered by ISIS. I launched Global Acts of Unity so something positive could come out of this senseless and barbaric act.

David and Mike as kids

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My Story

Find out about me and my brother, what happened to him, and why I’m devoting my life to combating terrorism by spreading a message of unity, tolerance and understanding.

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Teach

Classroom

I’ve worked with education experts to create a free lesson plan and interactive classroom presentation. Designed for Key Stage 3 and 4, and perfect for PSHE, this teaching resource will help your pupils think about and discuss multiculturalism, terrorism, discrimination, diversity and British identity.

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David Haines Young Ambassadors Challenge

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Young Ambassadors Challenge

As a Young Ambassador, you can help stop the hate that terrorists want us to feel, and the divisions they seek to sow in our communities. Who will you extend the hand of friendship to?

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"The only way to defeat extremism is through unity across all backgrounds and faiths. Only by standing shoulder-to-shoulder, united against terror and hate, will we defeat the criminals and cowards who took my brother and threaten us all."

– Mike Haines

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My Blog

GAU in the Red Dragon Country.
GAU in Cardiff. The lilting Welsh accent greeted me as I stepped off the train in Cardiff. It had been many many years…
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The GAU and ACTED Friendship.
Paris Bound. The sights and sounds of Paris were our destination the weekend of 21st June. Vanessa and I are both…
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Eastbank Academy; Your Light Shone Indeed.
The 17th of June was a beautiful sunny morning. Looking forward to the day GAU was off to Glasgow on the train. We had…
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