Date posted: June 8, 2017
A charity in Welling has held an inter-faith dinner to bring together the community in the wake of the horrific terror attacks that have shaken the country.
The Lighthouse Educational Society held the Ramadan fast-breaking dinner at St Mary Virgin Welling’s Civarage House in partnership with the church on Monday (June 5).
Serkan Ustandag, a spokesman for the charity, said 50 guests from different faith groups attended the event – which was scheduled before the attacks on Saturday, June 3 – as well as local politicians such as James Brokenshire and Councillor French Louis.
Serkan said: “Mr Brokenshire made speech on Islam and Ramadan and mention recent horrific terror attack in London.
“He stated that this kind of events made our community stronger and send clear message the terrorist groups that they never will be successful to appeal the nation with their sick acts.
“As a Muslim community, Lighthouse Educational Society hope that this event will benefit our community and bring together in peace the people from different walks of life.”
The Lighthouse Educational Society is based on the teachings of Turkish Muslim scholar Fethullah Gülen and works to “help young people reach their full potential.”
Source: News Shopper , June 7, 2017