Source: Slough and South Bucks Observer
MEMBERS of a Muslim community spent the day planting 200 trees as a mark of peace.
More than 40 members including men, women and children from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough and Burnham gathered on a chilly morning alongside members from other faiths, for a combined tree planting effort in King George’s Field in Southall on Sunday, November 22.
The group say the trees will grow to be symbols of peace.
Atiq Ahmad Bhatti, vice president for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Slough, said: “Throughout the year alongside our social, faith and charitable events in and around Slough amd Burnham, we also have programmes whereby we serve humanity through planting trees, donating blood, litter picking and our weekly feeding the homeless programme in Slough.
“Islam teaches us to give back to the environment as well as mankind at large and we will continue to serve humanity and promote peace.
“The trees that have been planted today were also a mark of peace in response to the recent attacks in Paris.
“We strongly condemn the attacks in the strongest possible terms and pray for World Peace.”