Southwell & Nottingham
Five Imams were invited to Southwell Minister for tea and a guided tour on Thursday 6 February. The purpose of the visit was to meet the Bishop and see the Minister, with the idea of introducing the Imams to the Anglican Church hierarchy, the liturgy and church administration, as part of their interfaith development. Director of the Karimia Institute, Asif Ali, arrived with four other Imams – two having recently left Syria because of the unrest — and Bishop Tony was there to meet them. The Bishop said: “We want to continue a good personal relationship with our friends in the Muslim faith; we work together carefully and have a common concern for the marginalised.”
Immams visit Southwell Minster: Bishop Tony with Canon Precentor Jacqui Jones , Asif Ali (second from right) and the other Imams.