On Sunday 1st February 2015, the Muslim Council of Britain will be organising a national #VisitMyMosque day, where British mosques will open their doors to the general public.
Mosques will be sharing tea and refreshments alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.
Members of the community are there to get to know one another better and some may be on hand to answer questions about Muslims and Islam where this is possible.
Local mosques will also be inviting inter-faith leaders as well, and all will be invited to come together to demonstrate unity and solidarity during what has been a tense time for faith communities.
Participating mosques will be listed at www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque
#VisitMyMosque day is part of a national initiative by Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons following tensions around terrorism. On 16 January, the Muslim Council of Britain organised Interfaith Solidarity Meetings in London and Manchester following the Paris attacks.[ends]
Notes to Editors:
The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK’s largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.
For further information please contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330 London E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079
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