#teamleicester – What a lovely Peace of Cake today. What a great community. Thank you to all of you who came and made it special! The youngsters brought in people from the street, so many of you came and brought cake, amazing ones? Lots of conversations and a great celebration and great example of how living together in peace really does and can happen! #peaceofcake #actionforhumanity
Our first event of the year and it’s outside London which is fantastic – we’re trying to spread the peace as far and wide as we can.
Here’s Asma’s words on this event:
I am from the amazing city of Leicester, when we were growing up we were very blessed to live, work and play together with people of all backgrounds
Our communities were very mixed and very different yet very together. That is why I find it hard to believe the feedback that today we have very polarised groups who have little interaction.
I don’t think this is true and invite the people of Leicester to Peace of Cake to show how community cohesion has been done for all these years and how it will continue to be done!
It is the legacy of our parents – a group of us: Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Athiest, Agnostic – are all coming together to celebrate what our parents taught us – that despite our differences and without letting go of our own faiths or beliefs: to respect, help and love one another. Jay Dhillon Sharon Plant Bhavna Patel Meesha Patani
Together we can create pillars of mutual respect to support our future generations, as our parents have clearly done
Please share and please come and join us with cake! Also due to a lot of families wanting to attend, we are having child friendly activities such as cupcake decorating, facepainting amongst other things to keep your little ones occupied while you have a piece of cake and a conversation!!
Please register here to let us know you’re coming.
#peaceofcake #actionforhumanity #Leicester #community #Peace Peace of Cake #peaceofcaketog
We are proud to share with you the third film in our series which is designed to encourage people to have their own Peace of Cake Event.
In times of darkness we feel it is our duty to spread as much light and love as we can. Peace of cake is about finding things in common when the world is forcing us apart. Please help us spread the peace all across the world. We need it now more than ever.
Share this video and have a Peace of Cake event in your area. We all stand in solidarity for a better tomorrow for our children
Thank you to Lord Roger Roberts, Baron Roberts of Llandudno
for hosting Peace of Cake at Houses of Parliament Westminster. Here are some of the comments people wrote about it on our social media:
Asma wrote “Lord Roger Roberts all our guests are commenting on how sincere you are in your ‘Action for Humanity’. Thank you Mark Lavender and Jane Ashley and Becky Dell without whom this would not have come about. Thank you to The Citizens of the world choir and Heidi Alexander Leah D’vorah and all of our @Peace of Cake team that came to support. Thank you again Goldsmiths Community Association and let’s look forward to the launch of our Peace of Cake video!Lots of Cake and lots of conversation. Amazing people. Lovely to see our banner at Westminster. Thank you Sophie Randles-Dunkley for your company, the singing and for the great work you do for refugees. This Season is truly the time to be reflecting on good will and being kind to humanity, regardless of their background. I cannot imagine a more diverse meeting at Parliament that has ever happened. We had people from all walks of life and all there wanting to make a difference to others Peace of Cake #peaceonearth”
Amber Bauer the work you do is so essential and I hope many people can like and share your page. Thank you for supporting Peace of Cake last night. All of you who make a difference every day are inspirational “
Thanks Asma Meer. At the House of Lords for Peace of Cake. Hosted by Lords Roger Roberts who gave a very moving welcome, also talking about refugees in Calais and elsewhere, the importance of getting all 3,000 child refugees here. We were entertained by the Action for Humanity choir….singing Siya Hambs ….their version was “walking in the light of peace”, I’m glad to say.
Honoured to have been invited to at the this evening!
Thank you Goldsmiths Community Association and BenandJerry’s and Phoenix Community Housing #phoenixtogether for your sponsorship and support. What fun, cake and ice-cream was had and many friendships formed. Here are lots of pics of the day, starting with the giant poppy with hand cut outs with messages of Peace. #peaceofcaketog #peaceofcake
We are pleased to invite you to come and share cake again on 11th November at Goldsmiths Community Centre in Catford.
As it is Armistice day, we will be focusing on the message of ‘Never Again’. As it is a Saturday, lots of children will be able to attend with their families, even their grandparents.
In the words of Helen Hamston of Mummy’s Gin Fund ‘it is important for our children to come together with people like them and people who are not like them’. And as it is Armistice Day I wanted to bring the idea of ‘NEVER AGAIN’ to actually mean something. I want to make this one of the biggest and most diverse Peace of Cake’s ever in order to honour the message of ‘Never Again‘.
‘Never Again’ can only be ‘Never Again’ if we start at a local level, if we keep talking, if we show our children that we can live with people like us and with people who are not like us then that is a big start.
The way to honour Armistice – we welcome red poppy wearers, those who do not wear a poppy, white or purple poppy wearers – we want to welcome everyone in solidarity for Peace for our future generations. Let’s start with our children, let’s honour Never Again.
11 November at 13:00–15:00
Goldsmiths Community Association Castillon Road, SE6 1QD London, United Kingdom
Becky Dell, one of the attendees wrote this ” So great to be at Peace of Cake’s event at Ben & Jerry’s in Soho earlier today. Spreading a message of peace, unity and understanding, with tea, cake & ice-cream!
There were Muslims, Christians, Bhuddists and aethiests all happily rubbing shoulders today. We have more in common than that which divides us.
I met the wonderful Asma Meer who heads up Peace of Cake at Lewisham Mosque as part of the Visit My Mosque initiative earlier this year. She’s a wonderful lady with a heart full of gold (and peace) – keep an eye out for future events”
Asma would like to invite you on 13th Sept from 11am till 1pm to Ben and Jerry’s in Soho to cut a big Ice-Cream cake in solidarity for peace and to celebrate diversity. Please let us know by emailing us –
Send Email if you or any friends can come and feel free to bring along children as there will be free ice-cream for all! I need to know numbers so please do let me know! You are welcome to bring cake and be sure to check out our Pride of Britain nomination
Asma has been nominated, as we’ve shared before, for a TSB Community Partner Award as part of the Pride of Britain awards. They came to interview her and wrote this wonderful article –
Please share this with your social networks – we really want her to win!!
Peace of Cake and Interfaith Cricket match this Sunday. Please come along in solidarity for peace and for cake and cricket!!
At St Dunstan’s Jubilee Ground, Catford on Sunday 27th Aug from 1pm. This event is supported by St Lawrence Church Catford, Unitarian Church Bromley Road and Lewisham mosque. Cake contributions welcome.