Peace Party brings communities together
Activists and volunteers rallied together in Dewsbury last month to promote peace across the district.
Local Muslim community organisation – ‘Kumon Y’all’ – set up pop-up stalls outside Dewsbury Town Hall on Saturday 23rd January.
Around 35 volunteers gave away free cupcakes, samosas and sweets, while encouraging people to unite as a community.
They created placards which read: ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ and ‘Peace Begins With A Smile’.
Project leader, Farook Yunus said: “We work hard to bring different communities together. We had great laughs, and discussions with people to try and make our world a better place to live.”
Batley Councillors, Shabir Pandor, Gwen Lowe and Amanda Stubley visited the Peace Party.
Mr Yunus added: “We had a lot of discussions with people to get a better understanding of different communities. It was a really good day and we feel got our message across well.
“There are too many misunderstandings between cultural and religious groups in our region and, if they are not tackled, communities will drift further apart.
“We need more common activities to bring people together to create a better understanding which will give us our goal of peace and harmony between all. So ‘Kumon Y’All’ – let’s work together and make this a better place to live.”
The event was held a week before a Britain First Rally came to the town on Saturday 30th January.
Britain First has been secretive when asked about how many members are signed up to its controversial group, instead saying its ‘in the thousands’. It insists it has widespread support, pointing to its Facebook page, which has over a million likes.