Understanding Islam: Challenging Islamophobia is a project  run by Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC) in partnership with the Centre for World Education (CMO) in Nijmegen, Netherlands. It is funded by the European Union through its Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme.

RISC is a UK Development Education Centre working with schools, local authorities and teacher training institutions to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainability, human rights and social justice.


RISC offers teachers a range of services and support, including:



• how to embed Global Citizenship in all curriculum areas

• a Global Citizenship training programme

• a loans service of artefacts

• resources and teaching packs to buy or borrow

• books, fiction and non-fiction for children, young people and adults on global-issues

• conference facilities and meeting spaces

• a programme of events and exhibitions

• a termly eNews bulletin

• the World Shop, Global Cafe and a permaculture forest roof garden, all of which can be used by teachers for local and global education


The website contains useful information, CPD opportunities, events, free resources and much more: 

RISC’s World Shop has the largest selection of teaching resources on global and development education in Britain.

Available through mail order:

Some RISC publications are available as free downloads.


This website has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union as part of its Fundamental Rights and Citizenship Programme. Its contents are the sole responsibility of RISC and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.