As Muslims around the world celebrate the end of Ramadan with the coming of Eid, this is a time for remembering those who are less fortunate. It’s good when we have the opportunity to take part in one another’s festivities. From the Interfaith Network we wish all our Muslim brothers and sisters Eid Mubarak!
Exhibition Islam Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015
Dudley Town (Concert) Hall, St James Road, Dudley
Dudley Central Mosque invites the wider community to ‘Exhibition Islam’ that opens to the public at Dudley Town Hall over the 2 days on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June 2015.
The unique exhibition is being held in Dudley for the first time and aims to promote and foster better understandings between Muslims and other communities, dispel myths, breakdown cultural and religious barriers. For more information see
We are joining with Hope not Hate to hold a celebration of multicultural Dudley at St John’s Parish Hall on Kates Hill on January 31st (st-thomas-event-2015-01-31.compressed).
Some of you will have heard about activity in Dudley, proposed for February 7th, by people who want to divide Dudley rather than bring people together. We are hoping that our event which is part of our One Dudley campaign, will be living proof that we can celebrate our diversity and in turn support each other.
Please come and join us if you can.
The Interfaith Network is keeping once more a pop-up shop in the Churchill Precinct in Dudley; marking the festival of Christmas and also closely followed in the New Year by a celebration for Muslims of the birth of the Prophet Muhammed.
The Centre is hosting our ‘made to be one’ campaign – you’re welcome to sign:
DBIN launched today – 16 December – its new message – We are made to be one in Dudley. You can follow at www.madetobeone.org. Meeting at the Prayer Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, faith leaders together pledged: “From our different faith groups we commit ourselves to making Dudley a place where all people can live in peace together.”
DBIN is taking part in the Christmas tree festival this week (6th to 13th December 2014) at St Thomas & St Luke (Top Church) Dudley with messages from our different faiths. The tree will be making an appearance at the Worship & Prayer Centre – the interfaith pop-up shop in the Churchill Precinct in the run up to Christmas.
On 25th November, Imam Hashmi, our Vice-Chair, addressed the Synod of Worcester Diocese on the ongoing crisis in Iraq/Syria. The motion passed by Synod states:
“This Synod, condemning the violation of people’s right to freedom of religion and belief in Iraq and Syria, and especially the destruction of ancient Christian communities, calls upon:
(a) Churches to pray and give generously to support all refugees of this current crisis; and
(b) the Prime Minister and Her Majesty’s Government to engage positively with the UNHCR and other international aid agencies to offer asylum to all those who are being persecuted for their faith; and
(c) welcomes work among faith leaders, such as that in Dudley towards a joint declaration for peace.”
Full details are here.
Following the meeting on Monday 10 November, Dudley MBC has issued information on its website here.
Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting last night – 18 November – communities from across Dudley gathered to hear moving stories from Syria, told by our former Network Officer, Steve Sparrow, now living in Liverpool. Steve will be returning to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees next year and has invited us to join him.
For details of the Network’s activities over the last year and our accounts click DBIN Annual Report 2014.