January 2024

‘Never again’ means never again

Nick Sigler, Trustee at MRN, remembers his grandparents on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024, and reflects on why ‘never again’ matters today more than ever. I have a sheaf of letters written by my grandparents, Hedwig and Arthur Sigler, from wartime Nazi Germany to my father who had escaped to England on the Kindertransport. As I

The Fragility of Freedom on Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

On Holocaust Memorial Day, Michael Raff, Trustee at MRN, reflects on his Jewish heritage and the meaning of ‘never again’ at a time of ongoing genocide in Palestine. I write this post in advance of Holocaust Memorial Day. I come from a Jewish family, and although I do not myself identify as Jewish, I deeply

Men, masculinity and migration

The single male migrant has become one of the most maligned groups of people in Western popular thought. In fact, even in ‘pro-migrant’ arguments, empathy tends to extend to women and children but stops when it comes to men, especially when they are Black and Brown men.  Racialised men have been associated with violence. In

MAP: Fifth Workshop

The fifth MAP workshop, titled “Democracy, Advocacy, and Engagement,” was held on 20th January 2024 at the Academy for Parliamentary & Policy Studies in London next to Whitehall, and aimed to empower recent migrants from Hong Kong with knowledge and skills to actively participate in the democratic process of the UK. Facilitated by Christopher Ng,

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