Local London Assembly Member, Joanne McCartney AM, has praised the charitable and interfaith work done by mosques in Haringey. She made the remarks at Wightman Road Mosque as part of the national Visit My Mosque event, which saw over 150 mosques across the country open their doors to the wider public.
Ms McCartney visited the Mosque on Sunday and was accompanied by local councillors and members of the public. There she saw the work they do to benefit the local community, including meeting children from across Haringey who take extra English and Maths lessons at the mosque.
The Visit My Mosque scheme, which is organised by the Muslim Council of Britain, first started three years ago with around 20 mosques taking part. It aims to reduce misconceptions about Islam and Muslims in Britain, and to celebrate the charitable, outreach, and social action projects run by mosques across the country.
Labour London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey, Joanne McCartney AM, said:
“I was delighted to visit Wightman Road Mosque and learn more about Islamic traditions. Like other places of worship, mosques form an important part of our community and do vital charitable as well as inter-faith work. Events such as Visit My Mosque are a great way to showcase this.
“London is the most vibrant and diverse city on the planet. As the Mayor says, we don’t simply tolerate each other’s differences, we celebrate them. This is particularly important to highlight in the current political context.
“Schemes like Visit My Mosque are vital not only in helping to build an understanding of our different cultures, but show that London is Open.”