Fairtrade bid by town’s mosque

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Members of Keighley Muslim Association with students from University Academy Keighley at the Fairtrade event Members of Keighley Muslim Association with students from University Academy Keighley at the Fairtrade event

Keighley’s most prominent place of Muslim worship wants to become the town’s first “fairtrade mosque”.

The Markazi Jamia Mosque, in Emily Street, started its campaign to promote ethical trading by linking up with Keighley school pupils.

The Year 9 University Academy Keighley citizenship students invited mosque committee members to participate in a Dragons’ Den-style event. This was designed to convince the committee members to commit themselves to following fairtrade principles.

The youngsters urged the committee – led by mosque community relations and education officer Moham-med Saleem – to use fairtrade tea and coffee, introduce other ethically sourced products, and promote fairtrade during mosque events.

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