As part of Interfaith Week a new art exhibition ‘Overcoming Ignorance’ was launched at Milton Keynes College, Silbury Campus by Milton Keynes Mayor Steve Coventry last week.
Thursday’s event was attended by the Bishop of Buckinghamshire and Countess Elizabeth Howe, Dr Julie Mills CEO & Principal of MK College and Julia Upton MBE. Community Foundation director Ian Revell and representatives from diverse faith and non-faith communities also supported the exhibition launch.
The Private Viewing - which attracted 180 people from various communities - also featured Ahmed Nawaz Education Ambassador.
A survivor of school Killings by the Taliban, he gave a talk which touched many members of the audience, and newly arrived Syrian settler Bilal Al Asaly performed with his family.
The exhibition has been curated by Anouar Kassim and continues this week, until Friday.