Bishop at opening of Jewish-Muslim project

Bishop Tony Porter was a guest at the opening of a joint Jewish and Muslim project in Nottingham to provide a weekly drop-in kitchen for the some of the city’s poorest people.

The Nottingham Liberal Synagogue and not-for-profit Muslim organisation Himmah launched the Salaam Shalom Kitchen in an area of the city known as Hyson Green.

The opening-night guests enjoyed a vegetarian meal made by local celebrity chef Anmarie Spaziano, of Annie’s Burger Shack, in Nottingham city centre.

Bishop Tony, the Bishop of Sherwood, in the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, said: “It was a great privilege to attend the launch of the Salaam Shalom Kitchen.

“Relations between the faith communities in Nottingham have always been strong and I rejoice at this very significant development by our Jewish and Muslim friends, setting up this initiative to serve the vulnerable. I would love to see it replicated in other cities.”

The service, thought to be the unique, will run every Wednesday with guest chefs from restaurants, businesses and other groups.

Pictured left to right: Nottinghamshire Chief Constable Chris Eyre, Rabbi Tanya Sakhnovich, of Nottingham Liberal Synagogue, Bishop Tony Porter, and Sajid Mohammed, of Himmah, at the opening night. Photo : Richard Jarvis.

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