On Friday 18th April, at 8.00pm at the Ilford Islamic Centre, Albert Road, Ilford, Bishop Michael Nazir Ali will be addressing an open meeting of the East London Three Faiths Forum.
The issues discussed with include his recent concerns regarding multiculturalism. The title of his address will be “Faith in a Plural Community”.
Bishop Michael has taken police advice about security and been advised it is safe to go. However it could be that there will be protests by Muslims against him either outside or in the meeting, to which Christians are welcome. It is being organised by Robert Hampson of Holy Trinity, Hermon Hill.
When Michael came to the Oxford Union in similar circumstances a few weeks ago, there was a substantial presence of Christians inside and outside the meeting. This made a tremendous difference.
To get to the Ilford Islamic Centre from Ilford Town Centre, go down Ilford Lane going south from the main roundabout on the town centre ring road. Then take the second on the right (Bedford Road), the first on the left (Cleveland Road), and then the first on the right (Albert Road). The mosque is immediately on your left and the Islamic centre on your right opposite the mosque. If you are coming by public transport, Albert Road runs parallel to Ilford High Road the other side (South side) of the Ring Road and quite near the Library.
I hope that some may be able to attend to support Bishop Michael.
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Wednesday, 2 April 2008