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Alevi faith officially recognised by Charity Commission

Published Monday, 19 October 2015

A senior Enfield councillor has visited a faith group during a celebration evening designed to mark their acceptance as an official religion.

Cllr Yasemin Brett, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture, attended the event on 4 October at a Cemevi (place of worship) in Hackney celebrating the recognition of Alevi as a religion by the Charity Commission.

Cllr Brett said “Enfield Council was the first authority to raise recognition for this group and arrange representation on our SACRE board, which oversees the provision of religious education in our non-denominational schools.

“We have a proud tradition of working with people from all faiths, cultures, races and backgrounds to build a strong and cohesive community where people can live together side by side in harmony and peace.

“I was humbled to be invited to attend this celebration and to be included in the ceremony which marked a momentous occasion for this community. We are pleased to work with the Alevi and all of Enfield communities as we seek to build a better, fairer and more affluent borough for everyone.”

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