My Blog

My thoughts, musings and opinions on combatting terrorism and the journey it has taken me on.

There’s Nowt Like Bradford District
The Global Acts of Unity Campaign visited Bradford District the first two weeks of December. Based in Shipley, we…
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Demonstrators in Holland Park 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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Kicking off the school tour in Luton
On the 13th of October, I began a week-long visit to schools in and around Luton, the first of many places that I will…
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Mike Haines 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 event 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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Hate Crime Strategy event Visiting Keighley for the Bradford Hate Crime Strategy Awareness Week
Earlier this month I was very honoured to be asked to give the keynote speech at the launch of the Bradford Hate Crime…
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Visit to refugee camps in Jordan My trip to Jordan visiting ACTED
ACTED, the humanitarian agency that my brother David worked for, recently invited me out to see the refugee camps in…
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Mike Haines BBC World Service Interview
I gave an interview for the BBC World Service's Outlook programme that was aired on 6th February. Outlook is broadcast…
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Mike Haines school presentation School tour roundup
November saw the campaign continue its tour of schools all over the UK. We visited 14 schools in nine days and gave 16…
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David Haines conducting a presentation Building Bridges Symposium
The first Building Bridges Symposium was held 17-19 November at Al-Maktoum College Of Higher Education, in conjunction…
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