The diverse cultural and faith communities of Leicester had the opportunity of having a dialogue with the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend Justin Welby, earlier today. This was a special event organised by St Philips Centre and held at St Martin’s House in the city of Leicester.
The exchange of views and opinions expressed wascritical in making sure that we continue to maintain stability and confidence in our diverse communities notonly here but also nationally and further a far.
The Archbishop was extremely open and sensitive to the various questions that were put to him. Those attending had the privilege of expressing their views and receiving appropriate feedback and comment from his Grace. The event was extremely helpful and constructive and gave a clearer insight as to the position of the church in matters relating to local and international politics and the ever-changing challenges facing our communities.
Suleman Nagdi said “It is important that at all levels there is appropriate space and attention drawn to matters relating to faith practice, ethical and moral considerations that gives us the ability to recognise the humanity in ourselves and in others, this exchange of views was exceptionally helpful in bringing about a more in-depth understanding and appreciation of our diverse views and opinions of the world and the communities that we come from”.
Mr Nagdi added “We also recognise the hard work and effort of all those who are involved in making the arrangements and we are grateful to the Archbishop’s office in giving us the opportunity and time to have this exchange of views and to share our common humanity and hope that this can be repeated more regularly in other parts of the country”