Vigil for the victims of the attacks in New Zealand, Sri Lanka and United States

On Saturday May 4th a vigil was held for the victims of the attacks in New Zealand, Sri Lanka and United States at Oldham Civic Centre on Rochdale Road from 12.30 - 1.15pm.

Political leaders from all the 3 parties on Oldham Council and faith leaders from across the different faiths spoke movingly for the victims and their loved ones. They further said they will redouble their efforts to challenge those who seek to divide our communities and saw discord.

 poster image for vigil on the 4th May

Film and Discussion – The Sultan and the Saint

The Sultan and the Saint - movie poster
The Sultan and the Saint film poster

On 13th March we held a showing of the film "The Sultan and the Saint", followed by a discussion, at the Honeywell Centre, Ashton Rd. The film was based on an historic three week dialogue between St Francis of Assisi and Sheikh al-Malik al-Kamel the Sultan of Egypt.

Helal Mahmood Awarded MBE

Mufti Helal Hahmood of the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid, Oldham Mosques Council and Oldham Interfaith Forum has been awarded and MBE in the New Year's Honours for services to Community Cohesion in Oldham. on the 9th January a event was held to celebrate the award at the Jalalabad Jamay Masjid in Glodwick where he was also presented with an award commemorating his achievement on behalf of Oldham Council.

Community members and friends congratualte Helal in event at Jamia MosqueFth Phil Sumner of St. Patricks speaking at the Jamay Mosque   Helal Mahmood enjoying the gatheringHelal receiving commemorative award from Oldham CouncilHelal holding commemorative awardHelal with friends,family and well-wishers
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