Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General  Assembly of the United Nations declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both  within and among all nations and peoples. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981.

During the International Day of Peace, local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras and  community organisations are invited to observe the day by accepting visitors. Last year, thousands of  Islamic centres in the UK and overseas led their local communities in observing the day.

This year, on Friday 20 September, the London  Muslim Centre and The Cordoba Foundation  invited visitors from various organisations after  Friday Prayers (Salaatul-Jumu’a) to exchange  messages of peace, to celebrate local peace-building activities and to enjoy the hospitality offered.