Iftar, the evening meal to break the fast during Ramadan, brought together representatives of the many different faiths in the borough on the 29th June, for an evening of speeches, prayer and a meal at Waltham Forest Town Hall.
The Mayor Cllr Peter Herrington opened the event with a reminder that his theme for this year is based on three words, Patience, Understanding and Tolerance. https://youtu.be/Ogfl8yTjR0I
Cllr Liaquat Ali spoke of the diversity of this borough and what a great pleasure it was to see that so many different faith communities had come together for this event. That Iftar teaches us to be compassionate, to love thy neighbour and to be charitable. https://youtu.be/fZBcfGo6ZQM
Cllr Chris Robbins spoke of what an important event this is. That we can share our experiences, our different faiths and different ideas and we can do this in an atmosphere of friendship. https://youtu.be/aqItqJhUUtc
The event ended with prayer and a meal to break the days fasting.