Interfaith pop-up cafe brings community together

Waveney Interfaith Circle hosted a pop up cafe to celebrate Interfaith Week. Photo: Waveney Interfai

Waveney Interfaith Circle hosted a pop up cafe to celebrate Interfaith Week. Photo: Waveney Interfaith Circle. - Credit: Archant

A special pop-up cafe was set up in Beccles to celebrate National Interfaith Week.

Waveney Interfaith Circle hosted the event at Beccles Library, in Blyburgate, on Saturday, November 18.

Rose Norgate, who coordinated the day, explained the significance of the event.

She said: 'The pop-up cafe was arranged to provide an inviting space for people to sit down and talk to folk who follow a different faith and share their stories.

'One person whose story gripped those who heard it was Salah - a refugee now living in Norwich.


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'The hardline Muslim government in Egypt meant it was unsafe for him, with his liberal Quranic convictions, to stay.

'Fearing for his life he made the frightening journey across the Mediterranean, leading eventually to the Calais camp, making many risky attempts to get to the UK before succeeding.

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'Salah told us that he felt his new life here began when he and other refugees were invited by local members of the Bahai faith to a trip on Waveney |Stardust last year.'

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