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Open Doors, Open Mosques, Open Communities

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Over 200 mosques across the UK are getting set to open their doors on 18 February as part of Visit My Mosque Day 2018 with the aim of building more bridges between communities.

An official launch event for press and media will be held on 15 February at Al-Manaar, the Muslim Cultural Heritage Centre in North Kensington, London, a mosque that was pivotal in the local community-led relief efforts in response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy in June 2017.

The press launch event will feature Al-Manaar’s work since the Grenfell Tower tragedy in supporting the local community, as well as showcasing how other mosques across the UK are also positively shaping the future of their local communities around them for the better.

Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said, “Muslims across the UK are yet again sending a strong message that despite what the headlines say, we are open, engaging in dialogue and positively contributing to British public life. Last year saw over ten thousand visitors nationwide attend a Visit My Mosque open day event and we hope that in 2018 with over 200 mosques taking part, even more visitors will take the opportunity to get to know their Muslim neighbours.”

VisitMyMosque is a national initiative facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain, the country’s largest umbrella body of mosques and Islamic associations.

Mosques from across London, South East, Midlands, Scotland, Wales, Lancashire, Yorkshire and the Humber and Northern Ireland will be taking part. Find nearest participating Mosque at www.visitmymosque.org/find

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