Abdul-Rehman Malik is an award winning London-based journalist, educator and organiser.
He is Programmes Manager for the Radical Middle Way. Since 2005, Radical Middle Way has worked alongside grassroots partners – in the UK and around the world – to provide powerful, faith-inspired guidance that gives tools to enable change, promote social justice for all and combat exclusion and violence. His work has spanned the UK, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sudan, Mali, Morocco, Singapore, Canada and Malaysia. He has most recently pioneered a creative capacity-building co-lab with the UN Alliance of Civilization aimed at empowering Somali diaspora voices.
Since January 2015 he has also been Director of the Insight Film Festival, a unique festival which celebrates the intersection between faith and film, exhibiting new work and encouraging filmmakers – particularly young and emerging auteurs – throughout the world to make films that explore faith.
Abdul-Rehman contributes to BBC Radio, regularly offering contemporary perspectives on spirituality for Radio 2’s flagship breakfast show and presenting documentaries for Radio 4 and the World Service. In 2016, he will also be presenting several episodes of the long-running “Something Understood” programme for BBC Radio 4.
Abdul-Rehman is also a trustee of the Sandford St Martins Trust, a UK based trust which promotes media excellence in religious programming, and a consultant on global programs to SeekersHub, an online Islamic educational portal that seeks to promote the study of classical Islamic texts through dynamic digital platforms.
Abdul-Rehman has a keen interest in harnessing cultural capital for social change. He is currently working with colleagues from around the world to establish a global network of Muslim cultural leaders committed to supporting cutting edge Muslim cultural production and building cultural capital.