November news – visit of the South Shropshire Interfaith Forum

Three members of the South Shropshire Interfaith Forum joined us for our November meeting, and explained the purpose of the Forum.

Members of all faiths and of none are welcome to join their meetings. Their main aim is to serve the community. Respect for all, mutual learning and understanding is encouraged- the idea is to break down barriers and build bridges. The group tries to be good neighbours locally, and to consider the sufferings of all humans globally.

A wide-ranging discussion covered issues such as what we mean by faith and how great differences can be dealt with. The idea is not to alter anyone’s belief, but to be able to express that belief without causing offence. Unfortunately there was insufficient time to ask the myriad of questions that were bubbling up.

Coming up: Interfaith Perspectives: Question faith members committed to interfaith activity

On 21 November  several members of The South Shropshire Interfaith Forum will be coming to talk to the Shropshire Humanist Group. There will also be plenty of time for discussion. The meeting will be at The Lantern, Meadow Farm Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4NG as usual, and will start at 7.30.

The SSIF proposes for each speaker to talk  on  different points, then open the meeting up for Q&As as the main part.

– What the interfaith forum does and why we do it (Imam Sohayb)

– What is considered faith (Cannon Noel)

– How as a group with deal with differences (Rizvan Khalid)

The speakers do  not have issues with any questions as long as they are asked with integrity & respect.

All are welcome. There is a collection towards expenses.

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