Faith Associates delivers inaugural Mosque Expo in the UK & 2nd Mosque Awards Ceremony celebrating leading faith institutions
- The expo brought together 1000 designers, suppliers, developers, mosque leaders, faith leaders and other members of the public to develop the 21st Century Beacon Mosque concept
- 21st Century Beacon Mosques are some of the leading faith institutions of the world, adding to the spirituality and cultural richness of our society. Over 300 Mosque leaders attended the 2nd awards ceremony.
- The two events were held at London Heathrow Marriott Hotel on 7th September
- The English Cricket Board [ECB] will be involved at the Mosque Expo bringing the Cricket World Cup, holding a kids activity zone and providing a seminar on All Stars Cricket
The 2nd British Beacon Mosque Awards ceremony took place alongside the Mosque Expo on the 7th September 2019. The awards were created to highlight the pivotal role mosques and Islamic centres play in local communities and contributing to the UK’s social fabric. The initiative encourages institutions to strive for excellence in a variety of ways including youth outreach, practice of management and governance and mosque maintenance.
Shaukat Warraich, Founder and CEO of Faith Associates, said:
“The Mosque Expo and the Beacon Mosque Awards recognises how faith institutions contribute to our societal infrastructure and are key for progressing communities understanding of different cultures and faiths. By encouraging outstanding services and drawing in spiritual pioneers from around the country, it can inspire us to think of new ways to serve our local communities and foster community relations. All institutions must recognise their responsibility for shaping future generations and mosques are a key pillar responsible for teaching people how to respect one another from all faiths, backgrounds and ethnicities.”
Below are some of the highlights of the awards ceremony including the winners of the 10 categories: