On Sunday the 15th November, the Muslim Teachers Association was involved in an Interfaith Social Action Cooking event for Muslim and Jewish Teachers at JW3 cooking for the homeless at the Ashford Centre.
The event was a part of Mitzvah Day, a charitable occasion for Jewish people and Nisa-Nisham, a network bringing together Muslim and Jewish professional women from different backgrounds.
The interfaith cooking event for teachers was amazing, 18 teachers half Muslim and half Jewish peeled veg and made chapattis, curry and apple crumble.
It was a fabulous informal and very practical opportunity to get to know each other and discuss how teachers from different faiths can work together to bring Muslim and Jewish children together to help local charities.
We jointly reflected on the horrific recent atrocities in Paris and how we realise what we aiming to do are so very important.
The highly successful event received the following comments:
‘It was a great opportunity for interfaith exchange of ideas’
‘I had a fantastic time, very well supported by young helpers. Enjoyed it immensely – keep up the good work’
‘A new and fun experience to meet people of other faiths’