Today (June 30) Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi attended Lambeth Palace’s interfaith Iftar which brought 100 young Londoners of all faith, in order to celebrate both Ramadan and multi-faith co-operation.
Sadiq Khan said: “This is my first Ramadan as the Mayor of London, and it has been a great opportunity to bring together all communities across the city. It has been especially humbling to see people of all faiths and backgrounds making incredible efforts to engage in the charitable work and philanthropy that is at the heart of the month.
“In a brilliantly diverse city like ours, the best way we can understand one another is to share experiences. Last Sunday, I enjoyed breaking my fast alongside Londoners of many faiths in the beautiful surroundings of St. James’s Church for its first ever Iftar. Yesterday I was honoured to be a guest at Finchley Reform Synagogue’s annual Iftar, a celebration of the friendship between the synagogue and the Bravanese community. Tonight I look forward to another momentous Iftar as the Archbishop of Canterbury opens the doors of Lambeth Palace to more than 100 young Londoners of all faiths.
“I’ve been really humbled by the warmth of these interfaith Iftars. They demonstrate that whatever our backgrounds, Londoners have shared values and want to celebrate our diversity. To everyone who has hosted an Iftar or helped at one of the many charitable events this month, thank you – it has been real testament to what an open and tolerant city London is. Ramadan Mubarak.”