We believe that it is important that people of Faith, and none, should be in good, respectful relationship with each other as part of the social fabric of our town, and beyond. We also believe that we all have something to learn and to share, and that frequently we need opportunities to dispel some myths and fears about each other.
The national theme for Interfaith Week is: “Connecting Generations,” which combines Interfaith with “Year of Young People 2018”, both of which are supported by the Scottish Parliament. This can be a vast canvas, but we would like to touch on both these subjects in which we all have an interest.
A good number of people have indicated that they would like to come along, including leaders of Faith communities, a representative of the Youth Parliament, our MP and MSP, Councillors, a Police Diversity Recruiter, a school choir, and others. We are keen to hear from young people, especially as we suspect there is a generational gap in how we understand and pass on a faith tradition or belief system.
We plan to have a short time for Reflection, to listen to short addresses, but also to share our own comments in conversation, and then to get to know each other over tea and biscuits. We plan that the gathering should last till 4pm so that in the first instance, it is not too long. And then half an hour for tea.
It may be that we can arrange to meet again, and there appears to be possibilities for visits to our places of worship where we may learn what we are each about.
We may not solve the world’s problems in an afternoon, but we hope that this get together will be an exciting time which can open up lots of opportunities and see the beginnings of new friendships. And it is very much hoped that you will come and join us! Please help to advertise the event.
with best wishes,