Sikhs Join Faith Trail In London Suicide Bombers' Town

July 15, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: World Sikh News

Sikhs in Leeds have taken the initiative to invite members of other faiths to see their place of worship in step with similar reciprocal action by others.

Four years on from the 7/7 London bombings, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians in Leeds took the step aimed at removing doubts and misconceptions by bringing in transparency and ushering more understanding.

Incidentally, Sikh gurdwaras are always open to all people, including atheists. Now, residents are being invited to see inside the Kashmiri Muslim Welfare Association and Jamia Masjid Abu Huraira, the GNNSJ Sikh Gurdwara and the Holy Spirit Anglican church in Beeston as part of a Faith Trail.

When 52 people died after suicide bombers detonated home-made explosives on three Tube trains and a bus in the capital on the morning of July 7, 2005, faith communities in Beeston were shocked as three of the four bombers had links with the area. Now efforts are on to try and rebuild trust.