Bishop encourages Dudley residents to visit Exhibition Islam

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THE Bishop of Dudley has urged people to attend an exhibition hosted by Dudley Central Mosque.


Exhibition Islam will be held on June 5 and 6 at Dudley Town Hall in an attempt to break down cultural and religious barriers.

The Rt Rev Revd Graham Usher, said: “At a time of increasing misunderstanding about Islam, and concerning developments around the world about its future direction, I am encouraged that the Dudley Muslim community are again reaching out to their neighbours with a message of peace and understanding.


"I would urge everyone to see this important exhibition and take the opportunity to understanding more about our Muslim sisters and brothers”.


Chairman of the Mosque, Mohammed Aurangzeb, added: “We are delighted to receive the Bishop’s support. We have a close working relationship with him, the Interfaith Network, other faiths and groups in the area.


"We are part of the local community and want to do everything we can to dispel myths and misinformation and strengthen understandings between the different communities.


"We want to focus on things that are common to us all and bring us together. A lot of hard work and effort has gone into planning the event and we hope that everyone will take the opportunity to drop in."

 

The free exhibition will showcase artefacts, ancient copies of the Quran, Bible and the Tora as well as display of models of holy places and poster displays on topics which people ask questions about such as the commonalities between religions.


Volunteers will be at hand to show people around, answer any questions and handout free literature and booklets.


Source: dudleynews.co.uk (Jun. 1, 2015)