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London Muslim Centre hosts poverty conference

PUBLISHED: 09:42 14 June 2012

Organisations from around the world joined forces in the East End for an event aimed at tackling poverty and social injustice.

The London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel Road hosted the United World conference on Tuesday (June 12) in conjunction with Oxfam, allowing charities and other organisations to discuss poverty at home and abroad. The aim of the event was to strengthen existing partnerships and forge new ones between charities and similar groups.

The organisations represented included Christian Aid, the Refugee Council and the Asian Foundation for Philanthropy.

Chairman of Pro Bono at the London Muslim Centre, Robin Knowles CBE QC, said: “Organisations must work together and if everyone works together the sum is greater than the individual parts. I personally am going to encourage people to come back for another such occasion for good fruits to come.”

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