Visit My Mosque Open Day – 5th February 2017
The Muslim Council of Britain invite all mosques to partake in an annual Visit My Mosque event. We intend to take part next year on 5th February 2017 as we have done for the last two years.
We are looking for volunteers to help with the day. There will be a range of tasks we will need help with, for example:
– Car park greeters
– Set up
– Serving refreshments
– Taking pictures
– Tidying up
The event will take place in the afternoon (timing to be confirmed). We require approximately 20 volunteers in total, both ladies / gents and all ages are welcome to volunteer.
If you would like to volunteer, you can sign up in three ways:
Complete the online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/dOukubIRkQBf0GeA2
- Contact Zoher Hirji
- Contact Sabina Dhanji
Some more information on the event:
What is Visit My Mosque?
#VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) and its affiliates, where mosques across the UK organise open days, inviting in their neighbours for tea, biscuits, cakes and an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship.
What benefits do we hope to achieve?
– To allow the British public to see what actually goes on in a mosque and to understand its role in Muslim life.
– Reducing the ‘unknown’ or ‘fear’ factor for members of the British public with their local mosque and Muslim communities.
– Overall, to promote community cohesion.
Link to more information: http://www.mcb.org.uk/visitmymosque/
This years’ event took place on 7th February 2016 and was a great success, below are some of the feedback comments we received from our visitors:
“This was better than I ever thought. I really enjoyed meeting everyone”
“The day helped displace a lot of myths and showed how linked religions are.”
“I knew it would be welcoming and it was”
“Yes, I learnt a lot. Lots of questions answered. I hope to come again.”