Birmingham Central Mosque was proud to organise and host a mini-conference on tackling youth violence on 5th December.

The conference was organised in conjunction with the West Midlands Violence Reduction Partnership (WMVRP) and was attended by Simon Foster, Police Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands.

Community leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds, Birmingham Children’s Trust and other community organisations were in attendance for the launch of the WMVRP’s Toolkit For Faith Communities.

In many cases, faith communities are best placed to tackle youth violence within their community and the toolkit aims to “equip, enable and empower” faith communities to tackle this growing problem which has ended many promising lives.

In his speech, Birmingham Central Mosque Chairman, Muhammad Afzal, said: Only the ones who have lost a loved one to this barbaric crime fully understand the issue of seeing a young life cut down in its prime