12 Oct 2010
35 Church of England Primary Schools in the Blackburn Diocese are excited to be receiving `Books for Schools’ primary resource packs from the Muslim Council of Britain, donated by Fountain of Abundance. The Dean of Blackburn, The Very Reverend Christopher Armstrong, along with Anjum Anwar, the Dialogue Development Officer, are delighted to be working in partnership with the MCB to make this possible. The presentation will take place at Blackburn Cathedral on Wednesday 13th October at 5.00pm.
Miss Lisa Fenton, The Senior Adviser to Schools for Blackburn Diocese Board of Education, said that ‘This is a wonderful opportunity for our schools to receive quality resources which lead to quality Religious Education. Resources which enable children to explore, encounter and experience the authentic voice of world religions will enhance the learning experience. We are very grateful to MCB and to Fountain of Abundance for their contributions.’
Farooq Murad, the secretary general of the MCB, said: `It is essential that we promote and protect tolerance, understanding and respect between different sections of our community. Schools are an ideal place to do this, so our young people grow up with an understanding of those around them. I am grateful to Fountain of Abundance for their support of these teaching materials.’[Ends]