The World in London | Mo Farah inspires HOPE not Hate | Post for Peace

The World in London – beautiful photos, voice clips and short interviews with Londoners from 204 countries.

You can view the exhibition at

  • Park House, 453 – 497 Oxford Street, London W1C 2AU

until 30 August 2012.

This is our country – Olympian Mo Farah has inspired Hope not Hate to invite everyone to celebrate the moment when the UK as a nation found peace within itself.

Moments after Mo Farah’s fantastic 10,000m win at the Olympics, Mo was asked by a journalist if he’d have preferred to run as a Somali. He replied: “Look mate, this is my country.

“This is where I grew up, this is where I started life. This is my country and when I put on my Great Britain vest I’m proud. I’m very proud.”

And Mo is right. It is as much his country as it is mine or yours.

This last week has been amazing. From Danny Boyle’s wonderful Opening Ceremony to the medal haul we are now raking in.  This is a moment that we as a nation found a peace with itself. There are many problems facing us but we are a modern, diverse and confident country.

Let’s join Mo in saying proudly that “this is my country”

Over 3,000 people have already signed the This Is Our Country wall, which you can do here.

The Olympic Truce wall in the Athlete’s Village has run out of space!  But there is a virtual wall on the International Olympic Truce Centre’s website which is collecting contributions and uploads from around the world (last day will be 9 September, when the Paralympic Games end).

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Britain Tastes Great – now running

Britain Tastes Great – now running

As the world looks at London this summer, HOPE not Hate encourages us to celebrate modern Britain – a kaleidoscope of colours and cultures.  Get together with your neighbours, schools, places of worship, community organisations and plan a delicious meal.  Britain Tastes Great is looking for dishes that define modern Britain – add your own!

For the really adventurous, people can host their own event. This can be a house party, a picnic in the park or in the local community centre. We’ll be encouraging churches, mosques, temples and local sports centres to open their doors to the local community and share food.

The new website is now up – lots of recipes, map of event and much more – Britain Tastes Great.