Asalaamu Alykum – Welcome to Reading Mend Working Group.
Our focus here in Reading is to establish strong working relationships with the Police, other faith groups and all of the local Masaajid.
We have a strong working relationship with the police and our representatives sit on the Hate Crime Scrutiny Committee and their Interfaith group. In the fight to challenge Islamophobia and anti-Muslim prejudice our team has been meeting senior member of the local churches to work together. Recently our chair gave an engaging presentation on the challenges Muslims face to a packed Dioceses meeting of the Berkshire churches. We also recently spoke at the mayors parlour for an interfaith gathering of all faiths in Reading.
We work very closely with our colleagues in High Wycombe and share resources and plans. The things we are working on this are creating Christian Muslim Forum in Reading, creating a plan to teach about tackling Islamophobia in Reading schools and we’re hoping to host a couple of master classes in the coming months.