The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland hosted neighbours and nearby faith groups at their markaz, or community centre, for an enjoyable Sunday evening of conversation, laughter and delicious food.
The event provided an informal setting in which the local Bohras could introduce others to their faith and traditions, while learning a little more about the cultures of neighbouring faiths in Auckland.
A member of the nearby St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, appreciated the outreach, reflecting that such an occasion offered a good way of interacting and getting to know each other better. “The better we know each other, the better will be our understanding of each other and that will eventually lead to a peaceful and happy neighbourhood,” she continued.
The President of the Auckland Dawoodi Bohras, Mustafa Gulamali, agreed, saying “Our faith teaches us that we should consider our neighbours even before we consider ourselves. It is therefore an honour to have the opportunity to welcome our dear neighbours to our community centre and spend the evening with them.”
The Dawoodi Bohras of Auckland plan to continue hosting friends and neighbours at their markaz in order to enhance mutual understanding and find ways to make this wonderful city an even better place for all those who live and work here.