Doors opened to all faiths and none

A mosque opened its doors on Visit My Mosque Day to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

Greenwich Islamic Centre, Plumstead Road, opened up to the community on March 3 to encourage interaction across faiths.

Councillor Christine May, Mayor of Greenwich, Clive Efford MP and Matthew Pennycook MP also attended.

Cllr May said: “I have enjoyed my visit to the centre.

“I have been warmly received by the Imam and looked after by the brothers and sisters. Open days like these are a great idea to break down barriers and stereotypical attitudes by meeting the Imams and worshippers, and learning more about Islam.”

Imam Ali Omar from Greenwich Islamic Centre, said: “This event was very important for residents of the borough as it gave opportunity for neighbours, colleagues and stakeholders to visit their local mosque.

“The visitors as well were able to have an insight into the life of Muslims and activities within the Muslim community.

“This year for the first time we had a lot of stalls including Islam for disabled, Islam for deaf, youth activities, food bank, scouts, try my hijab and a lot of delicious foods.

“The mosque became vibrant with people from all faiths and none.”

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