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Next meeting:  Tuesday 31st October – venue to be confirmed

We will be making Japanese peace cranes.


All welcome.


TUESDAY 10th OCTOBER 2017, 7.00 – 9.00 pm



On Tuesday 10th October 2017, a new group will be launched to strengthen relations between Christian and Muslim communities in Leicestershire.

St Philip’s Centre – a charity working for interfaith understanding, is launching the ‘Cross & Crescent Group’. This new initiative was previously known as the Christian Muslim Dialogue Group and it is intended that the new forum will operate under a new format whereby its range of activities are fluid and creative. The Cross & Crescent Group has Christian and Muslim Co-Chairs.

Revd Elaine Cockbill, Minister at the Robert Hall Memorial Baptist Church said, “Religious freedom and tolerance and respect for those from other religions is very important to me as a Baptist Christian. Therefore I’m delighted to be part of this new dialogue initiative between Muslims and Christians. I urge anyone interested in these two faiths to come along and join the discussions. I also think it’s important for the unity of our city that religious groups understand each other and seek to work together”.

Daud Sameja who has been part of Christian Muslim dialogue efforts for many years added, “I feel honoured to be able to take part in facilitating this group. It is a much needed initiative – more now than ever”.

Riaz Ravat, Deputy Director of St Philips Centre added, “As the two largest religions on the planet, it is vital for Christians and Muslims both here in the UK and around the world, to work together to shape societies based on freedom, acceptance and generosity. One cannot discount how local efforts like this help to build a wider mosaic of trust and understanding”.

The first gathering is an informal reception whereby participants will have the opportunity to put forward their ideas about the activities of the group and to assist in its development. The Cross & Crescent Group Reception will take place on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 7pm at St Philip’s Church, Evington Road, Leicester LE2 1HN. People who are interested in furthering Christian-Muslim relations are warmly encouraged to attend.




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