Community Iftar Dinner in Southampton with the theme of Interfaith Dialogue

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

18 Augustine Road, SOUTHAMPTON, SO14 0PL

Chris Kirby

Inspector

Sandra Gisley MP

Liberal Democrat MP for Romsey

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 emphasize on the values such as mutual understanding, deep respect, love, and peace.

This year, the Iftar dinner in Southampton was focused on interfaith dialogue. The evening began with a short welcome speech by our Chairman followed by a presentation of Dialogue Society. The speeches have started with Mayor of Southampton Cllr Elizabeth Mizon and then followed by Mrs. Sandra Gisley MP about interfaith dialogue and community cohesion.

When it was time to break the fast, guests were listened to the Azan (call to prayer) and served with a traditional Turkish Iftar dinner. After the dinner, the speeches have continued with Inspector Chris Kirby.

The event has ended with the comments from the guests and the closing speech.