FRIENDS and neighbours were invited by Hillingdon Ahmadi Muslim Association to a Discover Islam Week.

The aim was to bring together communities in solidarity, condemning any forms of cruelties and hatred and promoting a message of hope for peace.

It concluded with an inter-faith peace symposium, titled Pathway to Peace, and attended by councillors, faith leaders and members of the public yesterday (3).  

AMA set up information stalls, distributed leaflets and reached out to churches and other faith groups in an effort to open channels of understanding.

As part of the campaign, £400 of food was donated to Runnymede Foodbank by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA)

Mansur Ahmed, from Hillingdon, told the gathering at Thorpe: “It was lovely to see Christians, Muslims and Jews coming together with a focus on solidarity and working together for the advancement of peace.

"This is the way forward and we need more events like this.”