Dear Headteacher/ RE Co-ordinator,
In support of 'The UN International Day of Peace', it gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of this year's 'Islam in schools' competition on 'Peace'.
Peace is precious and beautiful, but what does peace look like? What brings you peace or makes you think of peace? Young people aged between 7-18 years are invited to submit a poem or piece of artwork expressing what peace means to them.
There are three age categories (KS2, KS3 and KS4/5). Prizes include a Kindle for the winner in each category, over £200 worth of books for the overall winner's school, as well as the opportunity to be featured in the Muslim lifestyle magazine 'Emel'!
Please see www.islaminschools.co.uk/pages/sponsors.php for more details and competition rules.
This competition is brought to you by the Islamic Society of Britain, an organisation that has been operating for over 20 years and seeks to promote a British flavour to Muslim practice, emphasising the need for peaceful and progressive visions of Islam that are relevant to our UK context.
This project is being supported by: Peace One Day (who have actively campaigned to achieve one day of peace around the world), MAD for Peace (founded by Dr Gill Hicks – survivor of the 7/7 bombings) and the London Peace Network (a network of people of different faiths working towards peace).
The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1982. It is observed every year on the 21st September, and calls for International cease-fire and non-violence, enabling humanitarian aid to be accessed. Each year people all over the world come together and organise special activities including concerts, festivals and community events, giving ordinary people the opportunity to be involved in peace.
It is our hope that through these humble efforts our children may learn to work towards a brighter and more positive future for all.
Islamic Society of Britain
Islamic Society of Britain, 26 York Street,
London, W1U 6PZ.