Sunday, 18 May 2008

Leader of UK Muslim Parliament speaking in Wellingborough

The leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, Dr. Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, will be speaking in Wellingborough on Wednesday, May 21st at 7.00pm in the Victoria Centre, Palk Road, Wellingborough.

The Muslim Parliament ( is “working towards creating an informed, caring and morally upright Muslim community ready to engage with its environment at all levels”. It has campaigned against forces marriage, for equality of men and women within Islam, opposed religious hatred and intolerance and at a recent conference in Dublin Dr. Siddiqui said “(the) time has come when we must begin to look at the philosophical roots of fundamentalism in Muslim societies”. Dr. Siddiqui is also a leading light in the organisation Muslims for a Secular Democracy.

The event at which Dr. Siddiqui is speaking is organised by Independent Socialists in Wellingborough and is on the theme: “Are Religion and Socialism compatible?”. Other speakers at the event include Cllr. Shashi Dholakia (a Hindu and leader of the Labour Group on Wellingborough Council), Cynthia Bailey (a Christian and member of Wellingborough Inter-faith Forum) and Mike Matthews (a Humanist and active community worker).

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

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