Manchester

Hosting a Vigil following Events in Manchester

If you, your church or community group are thinking of holding a public or multifaith vigil to remember those affected by events in Manchester, the following thoughts from Andrew Smith, Interfaith Director for the Bishop of Birmingham, may be useful.

 

Why do something?

A shared commitment to tackling poverty

I was honoured to have been invited to be a guest speaker at Islamic Relief’s 30th anniversary reception, Welcoming Ramadan, on Friday 20 June at Old Trafford in Manchester. My speech follows, below. I was there to extend friendship and support to the local Muslim community and beyond ahead of the most significant event in the Islamic calendar. The celebrations highlighted that during Ramadan thousands of volunteers, mosques, community organisations and personalities get involved and organise activities to enhance interfaith and community cohesion.