At an event on Wednesday night, faith groups were invited by Canon Paul Hackwood and Brendan Cox, widower of Jo Cox, to take part in the Great Get Together.

More than 100 people representing Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, and Humanist communities attended at the event with speakers from the Three Faiths Forum, the Big Iftar, and a Great Get Together event organiser from Newham.

At Near Neighbours we are very excited to see so many faith and community leaders join us to launch the Great Get Together amongst faith communities. 

The Great Get Together is happening a year on from the murder of Jo Cox MP. It is being seen as an opportunity to bring people together and celebrate the words from her famous parliamentary speech, that we have more in common than that which divides us.

We want to see Great Get Togethers happening across the country as we take this opportunity to celebrate all that we have in common.

Could you bring your community together for a Great Get Together? Find out more about how you can get involved today.