Minhaj-ul-Quran International (Walsall) & Methodist churches from Pleck & Bentley organised a ‘get-together’ event at Aboretum Park on Wednesday 16th August 2017. The members of the local community participated along with people of both faiths.
Participants introduced themselves to each other and discussed current affairs as well as their faith. Food was shared between each other. The turnout was great and the people enjoyed themselves trying to build a relationship whilst creating a sense of understanding, mutual respect and tolerance.
The event was the second event following a ‘Get Together’ in a coffee shop. Future planning includes members from both faiths to visit their faith buildings to learn more about each other.
Allama Ali Akbar said that these ‘Get Together’ events have started with informal meeting which will develop into formal meetings including visits to each other’s places of worship. The core aim of these events is to make the community connected.’