Siobhan Benita and Hina Bokahri last night joined an interfaith Iftar in Mitcham as guests of Muslim Women of Merton.
Siobhan, the Lib Dems’ mayoral candidate, and Hina, a Merton councillor and GLA candidate, joined fellow guests at the evening meal which marks the end of a day’s fasting during Ramadan.
The only place to be tonight. We are very much looking forwards to sharing a special meal with the mayor, politicians, councillors, faith groups, friends and neighbours tonight IA #MWMiftar #Ramadan2019 🌙 pic.twitter.com/SGJTC4O5Tk— MuslimWomenOfMerton (@MertonWomen) May 13, 2019
Head teachers, senior police officers, local church leaders and councillors were among the other guests at the second interfaith Iftar to take place in Merton.
Siobhan said: "I'd like to thank the Muslim Women of Merton for inviting me to this lovely event.
“By bringing people together in this way - people from different faiths and from different political parties - the women created a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to come together, discuss shared values and explore ideas for co-operation.
“Good conversation over excellent food is always a winning combination."
Mashallah! What a wonderful interfaith Iftar organised by the @MertonWomen. So wonderful to see friends & colleagues from all faiths & none. So many positive plans made for the future too. @SiobhanBenita @Eloise_58 @AJ_Fairclough and I enjoyed the pakoras on the way home too. pic.twitter.com/7jwPyZlVlI— Cllr Hina Bokhari #FBPE 🔶 (@bc_hina) May 13, 2019
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