Building Bridges

An event was held in Saffron Walden by Building Bridges which is an organisation that is engaging with both Christian and Muslim communities in order to bring them together and highlight their many similarities and promoting interfaith dialogue.

Cllr Raza Anjum (member of the Conservative Muslim Forum Executive Committee) was presented with a Building Bridges Award at the event to recognise his considerable work in promoting peace, harmony and interfaith dialogue both in the United Kingdom and Pakistan.

Lord Sheikh also attended and spoke at the meeting. In his speech Lord Sheikh highlighted how the Quran regards Muslims, Christians and Jews as people of the Book and he also mentioned the fact that Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He added that many non-Muslims do not realise that the Sura Maryam (Mary) in the Quran contains the story of the birth of Jesus

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The Conservative Muslim Forum was founded by Lord Sheikh in 2005. All of its members are full members of the Conservative Party.