Community has faith
Another successful year of events and talk of future
By Lucy Rutherford
A YEAR of successful events organised by Maidenheads multi-faith community was celebrated at a meeting of faith leaders on Thursday
Maidenhead MP Theresa May and the mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Mike Bruton, also attended the AGM of Maidenhead Community Consultative
Council, which was held at the Rutland Road Sikh Temple.
The MCCC was set up in 1986 as a meeting point for members of all faith communities,
including Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist, Bahai and Brahma, to promote inter-racial community projects, and develop better
understanding and respect of all faiths.
Over the last year, MCCC has met several times to discuss the impact of the Iraq War on racial harmony in the town. An exhibition was organised
on Islam at Maidenhead Mosque in April and a Buddhist exhibition was held at Maidenhead Library in May.
Sikh Youth took part in Maidenhead Carnival on June 14 with drummers and dancers entertaining the crowd. Next year the MCCC is planning to have
its own float.
Karnail Pannu, leader of Guru Nanak Satsang Sabha Sikh Temple and chairman of the MCCC, said: It was a very good meeting.
We are becoming more proactive and members are keen to celebrate diversity and peace. The Royal Borough and its residents are enjoying the
dividend of good racial harmony.
Future events planned include a poetry symposium in September, a multi-cultural gala evening and exhibition in February and a youth sports
activity in August next year.
Picture caption: ROUND THE TABLE: Mayor of the Royal Borough, Cllr Mike Bruton addresses the MCCC meeting.
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