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Muslim community issues open invitation to first Intercultural Day

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:52

MEMBERS OF Dundalk's Muslim community are inviting townspeople to join them for the first Muslim Intercultural Day in Dundalk.

The event, entitled 'Bridging the Gap', is due to take place this Saturday, December 1, in the Assembly Hall, Hagan House, Ramparts Dundalk from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

It is apt that the day is called 'Bridging the Gap' as the Muslim Community view this event as an invitation to other members of the local community for food, talks and activities. Mohammed Selim from the Dundalk Muslim Community said, ' This day is the first Muslim Intercultural Day in Dundalk. We want the local Irish people to come to share food, conversation and friendship with our brothers and sisters. In this simple manner, we can bridge any gaps that separate us.'

The Dundalk Muslim Community hopes this event will raise the local awareness of the Muslim community, the commonalities they share with their non-Muslim brothers and sisters, to allow a better understanding of what being a Muslim in Ireland entails. In doing so, the community aim to break down barriers and prejudices in order to build good relations at a local level.

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