Jo Cox: St Albans Muslim and Jewish friendship group Salaam Shalom hold Iftar meal as part of Great Get Together
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A St Albans Muslim and Jewish women’s group, Salaam Shalom, organised a special meal last Wednesday as part of Jo Cox’s Great Get Together.
60 women attended the Iftar, a meal Muslims have after sunset during Ramadan, to celebrate love and community in the memory of the murdered MP Jo Cox.
Salaam Shalom was founded by Ruth Cohen-Rose, Amina Hatia and Fatima Rauf.
Ruth said: “If you had walked in, you would have seen women laughing, chatting, singing, and sharing food.
“It would probably have taken a few moments before you noticed that these women were of different faiths: some of the women knew the words of the Hebrew prayers, some knew the words of the Muslim prayers.
“Some were of neither faith, and had just come to be included in a celebration of diversity and connection in St Albans.”
The event was organised with the help of St Albans Masorti Synagogue with food donated by Morrisons.
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Amina Hossen said: “The evening was so warm and welcoming. Amidst all of the things going on the in the media at the moment, there was none of that, there was just sisterhood and understanding.”