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Forum picnic in Heaton Park brings new people together

5 August 2018

On Sunday 5 August 2018, we held our 12th annual picnic in Heaton Park.

Almost 30 people attended, and these included Jewish, Muslim, French, Israeli and Humanist attendees. Several of the attendees were attending their first picnic with the Forum.

The participants brought and shared their own plentiful and varied food including delicious homemade pakoras made by Tahara Amin (Company Secretary) and the usual sandwiches, bagels, pitta bread, hummus, salads and a variety of fruits for the more health conscious!

There was a warm friendly atmosphere and plenty of social interaction between all participants. To top it all there was warm, sunny weather with a slight breeze making ideal weather for a picnic.

First time attendee Jade Doswell stated "I was pleased to be invited to the Forum picnic as I think the work they do is really important. I had a lovely time and met some really interesting friendly people."

Another first-time attendee, French-born, Stephane Savary stated "I think it is important we work with both the Muslim and Jewish communities in Greater Manchester, so we can develop closer cultural and social ties between the communities. That is why I truly enjoyed this picnic with lovely food and fantastic people."

Co-founder of the Muslim Jewish Forum, Afzal Khan CBE MP stated: “The annual Muslim Jewish Forum interfaith picnic was another great success this year. People of all faiths from across Greater Manchester came together to share food and enjoy the glorious sunshine. It is great to see new faces every year and build connections centred around community cohesion and interfaith learning. I'd like to thank everyone who helped make it happen.

Below is a group photo including many of the new attendees.

 

 

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