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UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Women in Spen Valley Arrange "Love For All, Hatred For None" Coffee Morning


After a vote of thanks, guests were treated to refreshments and provided with some literature about the work of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: AMWA Spen Valley UK
By Report | April 25, 2018

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association (AMWA) in Spen Valley (an Auxiliary organisation of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community) arranged a Coffee Morning in Batley on Thursday 19 April 2018 to promote community cohesion.

In attendance was the Deputy Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Gwen Lowe and local church, neighbours, community and charity representatives.

The purpose of Coffee Morning is to inform members of community of the charitable and peace promoting works carried out by Ahmadiyya Muslim Women.

Mrs Rashda Ahmad, Outreach Coordinator for the AMWA in Spen Valley gave a short presentation about the work of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and how they have a long history of promoting peace and cohesion.

The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Gwen Lowe talked about the importance of positive relationships between people from different backgrounds and striving to remove barriers by showing respect for diversity.

Some of the other guests who attended the Coffee Morning included: -

Maxine Edwards – Representing Women Centre
Judith Greenwood – Batley Cemetery Support Group
Eileen Marchant MBE – Retired Magistrate
Reverend Christina Walker – Fairtrade Batley and Spen
Revd Rachel Firth and Revd Lesley Ann Mattacks –The Church of England
Shamaine Armstrong and Nicky Fox – Forget Me Not Children Hospice
Beverley Shaw – Fundraiser at Kirkwood Hospice
Simone Rosly – Community Champion at Tesco
Tahera Mayat –Friends of Batley Station and Charity Hour
Eileen Hartley, Debbie and Pat Thornes – Representing Siroptimist International
Stacey Rhodes – Representing Macmillan Cancer

After a vote of thanks, guests were treated to refreshments and provided with some literature about the work of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK.

A selection of comments from the guests: -

“Dear Rashda and ladies, what a wonderful way to spend the morning. Thank you so much for letting me share this wonderful moment with all of you. You are all so amazing and inspirational.”

“Thank you so much for inviting us to your Coffee Morning. Fabulous hosts and fabulous like-minded ladies”

“Thank you for the warm welcome and wonderful Coffee Morning. You bring the most fascinating people together and have a chance to learn and bond with each other”.

“Thanks for inviting me to your Coffee Morning. It was great to meet so many wonderful ladies and to hear the passion with which you and Deputy Mayor spoke about love and kindness”.

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With files from Rashda Ahmad.


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