It sounds like the start of a terrible joke, but the truth is that asking what we have in common has never been so important.

Whether it’s facing hardships or celebrating joyous holidays at the same time of year – there is always more that unites us than divides us.

This bank holiday, the Jewish holiday of Passover coincided with Easter and next month, Muslims across the UK will mark Ramadan.

These festivals may be different, but they are important times to celebrate our respective faiths and bring families together over a meal as we commemorate the roots of our beliefs.

Whatever your faith, these aren’t times to shut ourselves off from one another, but instead, engage in dialogue and understanding.

Nothing is harder on a community than handling Islamophobia, anti-Semitism or racism.

While it is very sad to see these issues persist in 21st Century Britain, for the vast majority of people – of all faiths and none – racism of any kind is never tolerated. 

I’m proud of the work that our communities already do to tackle these issues, allay fears, and understand one another.

We must ensure this work continues and is supported from all corners of society. 

A personal attack on the way someone chooses to live their lives is an attack on our freedoms and an attack on us all.

So what do a Muslim, a Jew and a Christian have in common? It turns out quite a lot.

Mustafa Field MBE is Director of Faiths Forum for London