Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby has recorded a video message for Eid al-Fitr to wish Muslims in the UK and around the world “Eid Mubarak”.
“Archbishop Justin hosted an Iftar meal on Wednesday evening for the Christian Muslim Forum, of which he is Patron” Iftar meal last week.
An Iftar is the meal that Muslims share, often with other friends and neighbours, at the end of each day of fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Speaking before the breaking of the fast, Archbishop Justin expressed his appreciation for the good relations that Christians and Muslims enjoy in the UK, and spoke of the need of people of different faiths to stand together against the backdrop of terrible violence and suffering, particularly in the Middle East.
“There is much that we need to talk about, and much that we can work on together; but tonight is about celebrating the importance of our friendships,” he said.