Community Engagement events are a first step exercise designed to build bridges and establish links with other organisations and lead to many collaborations and initiatives.
Al Azhar Mosque Open Day, 28/07/2015
The team were invited along to partake in South Shields’ Al-Azhar’s mosque’s open day where they engaged in explaining Islam to guests. Above is IDC’s Daniel Johnson speaking to the audience, and the photo beneath it shows Daniel and Sohail presenting the Mayor of South Shields with an Islamic gift box.
Unity Festival Newcastle, 23/05/2015
The IDC Islamic Awareness team held a stall at the Unity Festival in Leazes Park Newcastle. The Team were there to show community cohesion plays a big part in Islam and that there is no place for Racism in our religion. Along with handing out leaflets, they were inviting people to our upcoming event tackling Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia.
Newcastle Central Mosque Open Day Dinner and Discussion, 25/03/2015.
Newcastle Central Mosques regular open day dinner and discussion for non muslim professionals was attended by IDC volunteers to aid their effort in bringing the wider community into the mosque to open dialogue. Along with a brief presentation on the basics of Islam, delegates observed the prayer and got to ask questions on Islam after dinner.
Middlesbrough Territorial Army Seminar, 11/03/2015.
Our team in Middlesbrough delivered a seminar on Islam to some young soldiers at the local TA centre today. They covered the basics of Islam, and clarified misconceptions and challenged stereotypes around women in Islam, terrorism and extremism.
Newcastle University Feminist Society Event, 08/03/2015.
IDC’s participation at Newcastle University Feminist Society’s “International Women’s Day” event yesterday was the ideal opportunity to challenge stereotypes about Muslim women and remove misconceptions about Islamic teachings on gender issues.
Health Scrutiny Meeting at Newcastle Civic Centre, 12/02/2015
IDC were at the Health Scrutiny Committee Meeting in Newcastle Civic Centre this evening. The guys met up with Chris Piercy, Head of Nursing in Newcastle and, as well as introducing him to the organisation, gave him some quality Islamic Literature!
Violence Against Womens and Girls, 05/02/2015
The IDC NorthEast Team were at the Violence Againt Women & Girls Event today at Newcastle Civic Centre.
Vera Baird Discussed what Northumbria Police Are Currently Doing To Prevent And Tackle Domestic Violence and Abuse Against Women & Girls.
IDC were invited to host Newcastle Central Mosques dinner event for non muslims professionals. The basics of Islam were discussed along with a question and answer session. Visitors also observed the congregational prayer.
Durham Health Walk, 21/01/2015.
This time round, IDCs Daniel Johnson and Mohamed Miah sought to build links between IDC and Durham Cathedral. On the day they took part in a walk in Durham City Centre organised by Durham Cathedral.