We are one of growing number of Interfaith Forums & Groups springing up throughout the UK.
Our base in South Shropshire encompasses Ludlow, Craven Arms, Church Stretton & Bishops Castle and many smaller towns & villages in the surrounding area.
We are members of the UK Interfaith Network.
What We Offer
An opportunity to meet & hear from people of other faiths (and none) living in the South Shropshire Area..
We are keen to promote interfaith dialogue which doesn’t seek to change others but listens with respect in an attempt to understand and promote a more harmonious & fair community.
For next SSIF meetings see the events page from menu above.
Craven Arms Islamic Centre were delighted to receive an award for outstanding outreach work that covered all aspects of community engagement; from The British Institute of Muslim Awards (BIMA) at the Muslim Council of Britain conference in Manchester.
PLEASE SEE NEWS PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS OF A SOLIDARITY VIGIL THAT RECENTLY TOOK TAKE PLACE IN CRAVEN ARMS ..... 12:30pm on SUNDAY 31st MARCH for 30 minutes
CHRISTCHURCH TERROR ATTACK
Please see below the text of the letter our Chair has sent to our Muslim Community in South Shropshire today in regards of the attack in Christchurch NZ
Dear Imam Peerbhai (our good friend Sohayb)
I am writing to your community in this formal manner as Chair of South Shropshire Inter Faith to express our outrage and horror at the ghastly attacks upon the Islamic community in Christchurch whilst at prayer.
We also express our deepest condolences to our Muslim friends and offer our solidarity as people of Faith in the face of an attack from the fringes of society that is an attack upon us all.
We know that at this moment you will all be reeling with shock and grief but want you to know that as people of Faith our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this awful time.
With Warmest Regards
Mark J Michaels
Chair: South Shropshire Inter Faith
There is also a statement from the National Interfaith Network of Great Britain
15 March 2019
Terrorist attack on mosques in Christchurch NZ - Statement from the Co-Chairs of the Inter Faith Network for the UK and Moderators of the IFN Faith Communities Forum
Today's appalling terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, have been responded to here in the UK with prayers, condemnation, and demonstrations of solidarity with the Muslim community, including at the Friday prayer.
As we said after the murderous attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh USA last year, attacks on churches, gurdwaras, mosques, temples and other places of worship of different faiths here and around the world are a reminder of the need to condemn extremist violence in the strongest terms and to stand together and to continue to work together with ever greater urgency against ignorance, prejudice and hatred.
Hatred targeting any community because of its faith and belief is a scourge that cannot be tolerated. There must be freedom to worship and practise our faith freely and without fear.
The Inter Faith Network Co-Chairs and Faith Communities Forum