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Fireside Story Series: Hear stories from the local Muslim community

Thursday, May 27, 2021   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: community engagement, community connection, migrants, seminar

You are invited to the hear members of Christchurch’s Muslim community tell inspiring and exotic stories about their lives before and after coming to New Zealand in the 2021 Fireside Story Series. Everyone has a story to tell... but not all are like ours.

Each night will focus on a particular geographical area. Several speakers from that general area will tell stories and show pictures of their life growing up in their countries of birth. The guest speakers - both male and female - will give listeners fascinating insights into the culture and society they left behind.

Date: First Sunday of the month from June to December 2021. First session will be on Sunday 6th June and the last on 5th December 2021.
Start Time: Shortly after sunset - between Magrib and Isha prayer.
Location: The Cottage - behind Al Noor Mosque (101 Deans Avenue, Riccarton).
Cost: Koha or donation. Light refreshments will be served.

Visit the Fireside Story Series on Eventbrite to secure your seat as a listener. You can also contact Brother Ky as spaces are limited (kynan.buckingham[at] or 027 940 8320).

Knowledge is the key. The more we know about one another the less we will fear one another.
Likewise, the more we know about one another we will realise that we share so much in common.

Speakers over the series will come from the following countries: Yemen, Nigeria, Ethiopia & Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Egypt, Malaysia amd Indonesia, East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania), India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Palestine.