|Voice of Unity (VOU) Magazine|
The Voice of Unity (VOU) is the quarterly magazine of the IUS. It is run by a volunteer editorial team of youth and aims to cover a wide spectrum of issues relevant to Muslim youth in the UK. It is distributed to subscribing IUS members by post, but anyone is welcome to contribute their written pieces.
The VOU started out as a bi-monhtly IUS Newsletter in September 1995 at eight pages. By September 1998, it was rebranded as the Voice of Unity and had grown to 16 pages with increasing contributions. Come January 2004, the VOU changed format to a 24 page quarterly magazine. The VOU was relaunched in October 2008 as a 28 page magazine with a contemporary new logo and layout and continues to thrive.
A selection of front covers is shown above (click image to enlarge): Jan-Feb 1997, Jan-Feb 2000, Oct-Dec 2004 & Oct-Dec 2008.
You can get the VOU by becoming members of the IUS - which also run many other projects. As this magazine is quarterly, you will receive four issues a year. Annual rates are:
Would your youth group, community centre or mosque like to get copies of the VOU? Individual copies cost £1.50, but if you order
VOU articles cover a wide range of subjects to suite all readers across its 36 pages. It is a creative outlet for Muslim youth, be they IUS members or not, to express themselves, discuss and debate. Each issue always has a feature article tackling a topic in depth. There is also some lighter reading towards the later sections. These sections include:
Opinions expressed in the magazine are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the IUS or the VOU.
Recent VOU issue