We went tonight and shared a wonderful chat and meal with our local Muslim community.
The local Islamic Centre has had some trouble recently with the rise in hate crime nationally and locally. They received a lot of support from non Muslim neighbours and are keen to stress that extremism and terrorism have no place in Islam. The Imam said (I think from Quran) that if you take a life, you are killing all of humanity and if you save a life, you are saving all of humanity.
We are hoping to plan activities together starting with a ‘holding difficult conversations’ workshop that our #Moreincommon group is running on Tuesday, 6.30pm Sutton College.
The workshop will look at strategies for how best to talk with someone holding extreme opposing views.