The Big Iftar initiative started in 2012 inspired by the London Olympics, which fell on Ramadan. It was a way of encouraging Muslims to open up and introduce Ramadan and Iftar to people of all faiths and backgrounds.

The Big Iftar is open to anyone, whether you are a Muslim, someone from another faith or of no faith you are welcome to participate. Whether you are an individual, an organisation, a youth group, a teacher or someone representing a place of worship – you can join in by either organising your own Big Iftar event or attending something organised by others.

The events are community-led and enable people from diverse backgrounds to meet and enjoy traditional and delicious food in an atmosphere of friendship and hospitality.

An example of how communities came together was when Finchley Reform Synagogue hosted the Somalian Bravanese community, as their centre had been burnt down in a hate crime attack in 2013.

For more information on the project, please click here.