On Friday 27th May 2011, members of Leicestershire’s faith communities were joined by civic and political dignitaries to celebrate the launch of a new guide designed to help cope with funeral and burial issues.
Muslim Burial Council of Leicestershire (MBCOL) a charitable organisation, initiated the project in partnership with several faith communities and the support of Leicester City Council, Leicestershire Constabulary, City Primary Health Trust and Voluntary Action Leicester.
The book titled, Discovering through Death – Beliefs and Practices was put together with help from members of the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jewish, Islamic and Sikh perspectives. It explains legal and good practice guidance in the event of a death for communities as well as public sector workers.
Suleman Nagdi, Chair of MBCOL said, “The response for the book has been overwhelming. Interest has been received from other parts of the UK and so we are tremendously proud of our efforts. Once again Leicester is at the forefront of building good community relations which we must constantly work on improving. I would like to say a special thank you to our partner organisations for not only helping create this book but also for their invaluable contribution to MBCOL over the years’.
2 June 2011