Community Iftar Dinner in Reading with the theme of Community Cohesion and Deradicalisation

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

Island Restaurant Pipers Island, Caversham Bridge, Caversham, Berkshire, READING RG4 8AH

Steve Kirk

Thames Valley Police

Dialogue Society organises annual dialogue dinners and meetings with people from a wide variety of ethnic traditions. Ramadan is a month when the relationships within and outside the community are strengthened by fasting and breaking the fast.

To reinforce the friendship, and dialog between diverse communities, we gather in the intercultural dinners during Ramadan with people from all walks of life of varied communities and faith groups to emphasise on the values such as mutual understanding, deep respect, love, and peace.

This year, the Iftar dinner in Reading was focussed on Community Cohesion and Deradicalisation topics. The evening began with a short welcome speech by our Chairman Mr Atilla Seril followed by a presentation of Dialogue Society and the Ezan (call to prayer). When it was time to break the fast, guests were served with a traditional Turkish Iftar dinner. After the dinner, the speeches have started with Mrs Catherina Bearder about Community Cohesion and then followed by Superintendent Steve Kirk about Prevent Violent Extremism and radicalism.

Before the end of the event, a video presentation called as “Peace through Education & Dialogue” has reminded everybody a simple approach for the peace. The event has ended with the comments from the guests and the closing speech of Mr Atilla Seril.