During a visit to Hull, United Kingdom, the Journey into Europe team had the opportunity to sit down with Lord Bhikhu Parekh, a prominent British scholar and pioneer in studying multiculturalism in Britain, to discuss the British Muslim community and the history of Islam in the UK and Europe.
Born in Gujarat, India, Lord Parekh completed his PhD at the London School of Economics and embarked on a career in academia at the University of Glasgow, the University of Hull, and as the Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. He has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Commission on Racial Equality and Chairman of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain. He has also been the vice-chancellor of the Ghandi Foundation, a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, and a member of the National Commission on Equal Opportunity. In 2000, he was made a Life Peer in the House of Lords.