Thanks to Nicola for reminding us that Interfaith Week is coming up soon (Sun 13 - Sun 20 Nov). The aims of the Week are:
• Strengthening good inter faith relations at all levels
• Increasing awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
• Increasing understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs
It is really helpful to share ideas & experiences regarding Interfaith.
Perhaps some of you are already involved or would like to be.
Any thoughts on this?
I’d love to be more involved in Interfaith work but our local Interfaith Council seems to be dominated by stuffy Muslims. When I suggested that we put on some fundraising dances (as the Council is short of money) I was told by the recently replaced Chairman that we couldn’t have any such events “Because of Muslim women”. I felt like putting on my own event and inviting the local Ismailis, who generally love to dance. The only churches involved in this Council are the Unitarians, the Quakers and the Roman Catholics from our cathedral.
Needless to say, opposition to dances is now waning, probably with the Council’s bank balance.
We’re having an interfaith day at Almeley Quaker Meeting House in Herefordshire on 6th May. It’s being organised by Buddhists, Sufis, Bahis and Quakers and involves Catholics and Anglicans along with others. Chris at Ledbury - might you be interested?