13th Dec, 2017

Faiths set to unite in peace and friendship

Rob George 6th Dec, 2017

A LEADING city councillor has invited Worcester residents of all faiths to a peace and friendshiip event this weekend.

Coun Jabba Riaz, the current deputy mayor of Worcester, has played a part in setting up the afternoon from midday to 2.30pm on Saturday at St Martins Church Hall.

The Cathedral councillor said he was delighted to be able to hold another event to bring together people from different faiths and residents of the community.

“This is the third year the event has been run which has been going from strength to strength,” he said.

“It’s aims are to give the chance for all to come to chat to someone you may never had the opportunity to before, to make new friends and spread the message of peace during the festive period.

“I would like to thank the Rotary Club of Worcester and St Martins Church for their efforts in organising it and for the Worcester Muslim Welfare Association for backing it.”

With all the current tension in the world both in the UK and abroad, Coun Riaz said it was increasingly important the people of Worcester came together to support the diverse communities found in the city.

“I am often humbled with the great support that these types of events receive which shows us that the people of the city lead by example to ensure we live in a peaceful harmony,” he said.

Food lovers are being invited to bring and share food and there will also be activities for children on offer.

A collection for Worcester’s foodbank and the chance to decorate the venue’s Christmas tree will complete a packed programme of events.

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