SHAFAQNA – The Loughborough Council of Faiths held an inter-faith discussion with Muslims in Loughborough.
Over 30 people attended the event at the King Street mosque.
A spokesperson for the council said: “The Muslim community shared their thoughts about media coverage of events in the world and the negative impact it has individually, collectively, locally and globally.
“They told us how hard it is to be engaged fully in local activities when they feel they have to defend their faith every time there is an incident somewhere in the world. People felt that it would be good to hear more about what the Loughborough Muslims are doing in the community.
“Council of Faiths members agreed to continue to work together with Muslims and those of all faiths. There was a real community feeling and a sense that positive change was taking place.
“Seeing the success of the first of these informal discussions, plans are in hand to have similar conversations with other faiths.”