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Preston faiths join together for meal in celebration of city’s diversity

Posted on - 3rd June, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Representatives of all faiths joined the meal at the Preston Quaker house
Representatives of all faiths joined the meal at the Preston Quaker house

A peace meal has taken place in Preston with representatives of different faiths joining together.

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Held by Muslim group The Light Foundation there were Jews, Muslims, Christians and Quakers among the attendees.

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Co-founder of the group Nadeem Ashfaq said: “It was an absolutely jam packed evening of what can only and truly be described as an absolutely phenomenal display of ‘Togetherness’ during times where this is most needed hosting peoples of faith and no faith who joined us from near and far at our Interfaith Ramadan ‘Iftar’ Dinner on Thursday evening.

“Much love and a sincere thank you from Light Foundation to our wonderful speakers, Shaykh Adam Kelwick and Shaykh Bilal Brown for their thought provoking messages of love, tolerance and community, and to the beautiful Christian Quaker family for allowing us to use their venue, and for representatives from all faiths and non expressing to bring their own individual dishes of food as a way appreciation and unity, and for the inspiring non Muslims who experienced Ramadan having attended yesterday having fasted throught the day to share that sacred time with Muslims fasting across the world. Thank you for your graciousness.

Enjoying a cup of tea at the meal
Enjoying a cup of tea at the meal

Read more: How the Light Foundation is raising money for one of the Manchester victims

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“We also take this opportunity to thank the people of Preston for their continued support, and of the most revered, and kind, Prestons Mayor and Mayoress for their auspicious company and words of support and encouragement.”

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