Hello, I’m 
Mike Haines.

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 PHSE, this teaching resource will help your pupils think about and discuss multiculturalism, terrorism, discrimination, diversity and British identity.

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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

The Day of Ashura
On the 1st October, I took part in a celebration of the religious Day of Ashura in London. Ashura is an annual event…
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The Recent Attacks
It must seem to many people that our country is under attack. The attacks at Westminster, Manchester Arena, London…
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Light Up The Law 2017
It was a “dreich” night (Scots for blooming awful wet) on top of the Law Hill in Dundee. It was the 20th September…
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Contact

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