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New friendship initiative between Muswell Hill synagogue and mosque

PUBLISHED: 12:56 12 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:56 12 February 2016

Hodaya Mason (left) and Maryam (right) at an interfaith cultural exchange visit between the London Islamic Cultural Society at Haringey Mosque and Muswell Hill Synagogue

Hodaya Mason (left) and Maryam (right) at an interfaith cultural exchange visit between the London Islamic Cultural Society at Haringey Mosque and Muswell Hill Synagogue

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Muslim and Jewish women and girls came together to learn from one another’s culture and religion, with high hopes of kick-starting joint initiatives to help the refugee crisis.

Open-minded worshippers at Muswell Hill Synagogue joined in afternoon prayers with Muslim women at Wightman Road Mosque, before inviting their new friends back for tea and a tour of the synagogue.

It was revealed by Muslim organiser Bibi Khan that Wightman Road mosque was a synagogue up until the 1980s.

“It’s so important in the current political climate to show how much Jewish and Muslim women have in common – a shared outlook on many things and a real desire to coexist happily,” said Jewish organiser Ruth Jampel.

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