From the team . . .

On the International Day of Peace 2012, the London Peace Network team co-ordinating our Islamic centre initiative share a few words of encouragement.

Let us know how your activities go – send in photos, videos, reports, poems – we will post them here!

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New Facebook page | Islamic Centres opening on 21 September

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The beautiful graphic on our flyer (thanks to The Cordoba Foundation) for 21st September is now on the brand new Facebook page (thanks to MINAB).

A growing number of Islamic centres here in the UK and overseas are inviting visitors to exhange messages of peace on Friday 21st September.

The two key actions for each Islamic centre are

1) to invite visitors (faith leaders, community organisations, schools) to observe Salaatul-Jumu’a on Friday 21st September and

2) to exchange messages of peace with the visitors (suggested texts are on the flyer)

They may also choose peace as the topic for the khutbah/sermon, offer simple hospitality to the guests and celebrate local peace-building activities.

Every Islamic centre will be participating in its own way – some will welcome one or two people, others will invite many more.  Those who register will receive a special certificate, so be sure to let the London Peace Network or one of the contacts on the flyer know you are planning to mark the Day!

Mosques & Islamic Centres | International Day of Peace 21 Sept

The London Peace Network has been working on something very special coming up this autumn.   View and download the flyer here.

This year the International Day of Peace, which is marked each year on 21 September, falls on a Friday.

Islamic centres across the UK and overseas will be leading their local communities in marking the day.

They will invite visitors to join them during or after Friday Prayers to exchange messages of peace, to celebrate local peace-building activities and to enjoy the hospitality offered.

Local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras and community organisations will be invited to observe the day by accepting these invitations.

Some Islamic Centres in the UK are pairing up with a nearby church, religious community or school and linking their observance of the International Day of Peace to similar pairs overseas.

The following Muslim centres and organisations will be marking the International Day of Peace this year.

Al-Khoei Islamic Centre

East London Mosque

The London Central Mosque and the Islamic Cultural Centre

Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board

Muslim Council of Britain

Majlis-e-Ulama Europe

We invite you to join them and to participate by inviting visitors, or by accepting invitations, to mark the occasion at your local mosque or Islamic centre.

To find out more, or to register your Mosque or Islamic Centre on the online Directory, please contact the London Peace Network.

Further information: each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.