Evangelical Christians have been urged to build links with Muslims in their local communities as the Muslim Council of Britain hosts its annual VisitMyMosque day this weekend. The Evangelical Alliance has encouraged Christians to “forge friendships with not just Muslims, but people of all faiths”.

The push comes as Church leaders gathered in Birmingham Central Mosque on Friday afternoon to oppose a march by anti-Islamist group Pegida UK. Steve Clifford, general director of the Evangelical Alliance, said that because evangelicals believe in a loving God, “we cannot stand by and watch as our Muslim neighbours are victimised or marginalised”. FULL REPORT