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.