At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons and the BNP race-hate trial in Leeds.

Forum Director Inderjit Bhogal said: 'People of all faiths need to stand together at this time.'

He said the meeting was not a demonstration or protest, but an act of silent prayer."