We are committed to working with other faith communities on common concerns and projects of mutual benefit. We welcome opportunities for collaboration with leaders of other faiths and see such initiatives as essential for the future well-being of the Muslim community and the wider society.
At Bradford Council for Mosques, we enjoy a frank and friendly working relationship with the Bishop of Bradford. We share, celebrate, discuss and instigate joint action on many issues of local, national and international importance. We have an extremely high regard of our relationship with the Bishop of Bradford.
We are active members and supporters of the Bradford District Faith Forum. We see the Faith Forum as having an important strategic role in promoting, understanding and supporting links between different faith communities in the district. It also ensures that the voice of faith communities is heard and incorporated into strategies and programmes aiming to make Bradford prosperous, socially cohesive and caring for all.
Bradford Churches for Dialogue and Diversity (BCDD)
Bradford Council for Mosques highly values the opportunities to work in partnership with the BCDD. We have recently completed two joint initiatives:
- Faith Leadership Training. This was part of a Government initiative through the National Institute of Adult Community Education (NIACE). Bradford Council for Mosques and BCDD were designated as the lead organisations for the pilot programme and follow up accredited training programme. Approximately 32 people from a variety of faiths benefitted from this training.
- Masajid Engagement Project: The BCDD was invited to be part of the Project Steering Group. As part of this initiative, Bradford Council for Mosques undertook a major consultation with different interest groups in the Muslim community. The consultations focussed on the developing role of Masajid and how they may better respond to growing needs and expectations of the Muslim community.
Multi Faith Community Prayer Group
This group meets regularly on the 11th of every month at the Khidmat Centre (one of the community centres of Bradford Council for Mosques). The faith group is organised by local volunteers from different faith communities. They meet, pray together and share food which is prepared and donated by members of the group. The average attendance is up to 60 people from a variety of faiths.
South Asian Forum
We co-ordinated this initiative to enable leaders of South Asian communities to meet, share, discuss and take joint action on issues of mutual interest or to resolve problems within the community.