On the 3rd February 2022 the New York Times published an article about life in Britain for British Pakistani Muslims. We were alerted to this by Cécile Charbonnier, a French woman living in Paris who, after reading the article, contacted us asking to purchase some Peace Mala bracelets!
In this article, Tawseef Khan writes about his experience re-visiting his old primary school in inner-city Manchester. Whilst there he discovered how the Peace Mala project is making a positive impact on the attitudes of the pupils and the local Muslim community.
At the close of his article, Tawseef shares his closing impression of this school visit:
“…thinking back to my school visit, I remember the larger displays on Peace Mala, a symbolic double rainbow bracelet that promotes friendship, respect and peace between people of all cultures, lifestyles, faiths and beliefs and the rights granted under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The ambitions of those initiatives could empower the children in a way the four British values cannot.”~ Tawseef Khan, 2022
Communications with Cécile Charbonnier continued. She purchased five bracelets. When they arrived we received this message:
“The Peace Mala bracelets have arrived. They are so perfect that I am wearing all of them now.”
” Along with the Dalai Lama, I wish the Peace Mala continued success!”
We are awaiting a photo of this person wearing all five bracelets!