Published on 22.02.2022

Councillors attend interfaith event in Alnwick

Alnwick Town Council was invited to attend the recent ‘Jesus in Islam’ exhibition, hosted by Alnwick Cricket Club and Deputy Town Mayor Julia Lyford and Councillor John Humphries were delighted to attend and represent the council.

The event was open to people of all faiths and none, was organised by the Islamic Diversity Centre.

This was founded in 2002 in an attempt to break down some of the many myths and misconceptions about Islam and Muslims. The Centre’s hope for the day was to break down barriers and build bridges between communities, and it certainly achieved that.

The event featured visual displays, henna art, Arabic calligraphy as well as some tasty refreshments.

The theme of ‘Jesus in Islam’ was chosen to help demonstrate areas of commonality between Islam and Christianity, but members of the Islamic Centre were very happy to engage with their visitors on a whole range of issues raised, including language, identity, women’s rights and much more.

Councillor Lyford said “I’d like to express my thanks to the amazingly welcoming Centre representatives. The visit was very thought-provoking and were grateful for the opportunity to take part in these interesting debates on our home ground in Alnwick.”

Pictured: Cllrs Humphries and Lyford at the event.