Friday, 24 August 2012


This article appears in today's Leicester Mercury (some nine days after the event):

Special meal marks end of Ramadan
Members of different religions in the city gathered for a meal together.
Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Tim Stevens, and assistant city mayor Manjula Sood were among the guests who joined Muslims marking the end of their day of fasting for Ramadan.
The event, at St Philip's Centre [St Philip's Church, in fact], in Evington, Leicester, on Wednesday, August 15, was organised by the Federation of Muslim Organisations in Leicester.
The meal, known as an Iftaar, was attended by guests representing Christians, Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, and other faiths and non-faith communities.
The federation also organised regular meals for the homeless and hungry during Ramadan.
Federation spokesman Suleman Nagdi, said: "The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for sharing and giving.
"However, there are many Muslims and people of other faiths who are vulnerable and lonely and do not get to enjoy the togetherness of Iftaar. It is our hope that we are able to bring hope and happiness to those who desperately need it."

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