Kindly Hosted by the Rt. Hon. Baroness Verma, Under Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent
Keith Best, Trustee of UPF, Former CEO of Freedom from Torture
Nicola Bailey: Assistant Principal Archbishop Lanfranc Academy
Sheikh Dr Hojjat Ramzy, Chair Education Committee of the Muslim Council of Britain
Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke: President of the World Congress of Faiths
Discussing the Present and Future of Religious Education in Schools’
House of Lords, 9 December 2014
Organised by UPF and Youth UPF
We want to share Eid Greetings from the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). Congratulations on completing fasting and devotions during the Holy Month.
We pray for peace and fairness in the world and that those who are suffering may be comforted. Our heart goes out to those who are experiencing Eid Ul - Fitr during war and desolation. We pray that Allah's Love, Peace and Blessing may be shared between all the human family.
The murder of a soldier in Woolwich was a tragic event last night. Our prayers are with his family who must be really suffering. It is also sad to see a backlash from small extremist groups against the Muslim Community. Now is the time for all communities in UK to appreciate the genuine Islamic contribution to UK. The Muslim community should be supported and valued as a vital part of the UK. It is through the democratic process, that the role of the UK soldiers who represent us all, is decided. Our strength and harmony is through the inclusion of all communities in the social and political fabric of the nation. That is a daily responsibility for all of us that now has added importance. The Universal Peace Federation, along with many other groups, promotes interfaith activity to facilitate mutual understanding and enhance this fabric.
Please see Youth UPF visit to Regents Park Mosque