Plans are underway for 2014, particularly around the UN International Day of Peace on 21 September.
It was estimated that over one million people took part in activities led by Islamic Centres worldwide on the International Day of Peace 2012 as a result of this initiative.
We’re now making plans for 21 September 2013 – please get in touch with your suggestions.
A reminder of what happened on the International Day of Peace in 2012:
The London Peace Network has been working on something very special. Download the flyer here.
We know that peace and justice are hard to achieve if we work alone – we need to work in partnership. We want to live well together in spite of our differences.
This year the International Day of Peace, which is marked each year on 21 September, falls on a Friday.
Islamic centres across the UK and overseas will be coming together as usual for Friday Prayers (Salaatul-Jamu’a). This year, they will also be leading their local communities in marking the International Day of Peace.
Islamic centres will invite visitors to join them during or after Friday Prayers to exchange messages of peace, to celebrate local peace-building activities and to enjoy the hospitality offered.
Local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras and community organisations will be invited to observe the day by accepting these invitations.
Some Islamic Centres in the UK are pairing up with a nearby church, religious community or school and linking their observance of the International Day of Peace to similar pairs overseas.
Islamic centres in the UK will be “twinning” with Islamic centres overseas which have also paired up with local churches, temples, schools, etc.
The growing list includes:
Visit by scholars in Najaf to Baghdad, Iraq
Careva Džamija, The Emperor’s Mosque, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Gazi Husrevbegova Džamija, Gazi Husrevbey Mosque (Central Mosque), Sarajevo, Bosnia
Džamija Kralj Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, King Fahd Mosque and Islamic Centre, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Istiklal Džamija, Istiqlal Mosque, Sarajevo, Bosnia
Imam Haroon Mosque, Bangkok, Thailand
Ghandi Centre / North East Interfaith Forum, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) – Islamic Religious Council of Singapore
Nima Central Mosque, Accra, Ghana
Madrassah Maa’had al Quran al Kareem, Peshawar, Pakistan
Jamia Khair-ul-Madaris,Multan – Pakistan
Jamia Ashrafia, Lahore, Pakistan
Ibadan Mosque, Nigeria
Finsbury Park Mosque, Islington, London
Al-Khoei Foundation School & visit to Mosque, Brent, London
East London Mosque, Tower Hamlets, London
The London Central Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre, Camden, London
Tooting Islamic Centre, Wandsworth, London
Balham Mosque, Wandsworth, London
Hyderi Islamic Centre, Lambeth, London
Stockwell Mosque, Lambeth, London
As-Shifa (Bobbers Mill), Nottingham
Karimia Masjid, Nottingham
Wollaton Masjid, Nottingham
Westferry Community Masjid, Tower Hamlets, London
South London Islamic Centre, Lambeth, London
Leicester Central Mosque
Al Asr Education and Community Centre, Woking
Al Noor Institute, Lambeth, London
Idara-e-Jafferiya, Tooting, London
Markaz-e-Ahlul Bayt, Clapham, London
Sakina Trust, Walthamstow, London
Al Hussain Mosque, Cheatham Hill, Manchester
Islamic Thought, Peterborough
Anjuman Mohibban e Ahlebait, Burnley, Lancashire
Alanwar Alnajafia, Newport, Wales
Hussaini Islamic Mission, Twickenham, Middlesex
Hosseinieh Foundation, Bristol
Old Kent Road Mosque, Southwark, London
Abubakr Mosque, Ealing, London
Dar Al Islam Foundation, London
London Fatwa Council
Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif
Leeds Makkah Masjid
Qadria Jilani Islamic Centre, Manchester
Goodge Street Mosque, Camden, London
Southampton Medina Mosque, Southampton, Hampshire
Shia Ithna’Askari Community of Middlesex, Harrow
Harlesden Ummah, Brent, London
Brent Muslim Cultural Centre, Brent, London
Leeds Dar Ahlulbayt, Leeds
Edinburgh Ahlul Bayt Society, University of Edinburgh
The following Muslim leaders invite you to take part in marking the International Day of Peace this year.
Dr Mustafa Cerić, Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Herzegovina
The London Peace Network invites you to join them and to participate by inviting visitors, or by accepting invitations, to mark the occasion at your local mosque or Islamic centre.
To find out more, or to register your Mosque or Islamic Centre on the online Directory, please contact the London Peace Network.
To register as a participating Islamic centre, and for supporting materials and further information, please contact:
- Catriona Robertson, London Peace Network 07903 682142
- Abdullah Faliq, The Cordoba Foundation 020-8991 3370
- Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Majlis-e-Ulama Europe 07894 277658
- Julian Bond, Christian Muslim Forum 020-7729 6830
- The London Peace Network is a broad coalition of organisations promoting peace-building and the Olympic Truce during 2012.
- Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
- In October 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution urging the nations of the world to observe the Olympic Truce during the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. This was the first resolution in the history of the United Nations co-sponsored by all 193 Member States.
- Peace One Day is working towards a day of ceasefire and non-violence on 21st September – the Global Truce 2012 campaign.