Monday 13th November marked the beginning of Inter Faith Week in the UK. The main focal point of Inter Faith Week is the coming together of different faith communities within their places of worship to build and strengthen inter faith relations and to increase awareness of different and distinct faith groups in the U.K.
As part of the Inter Faith Week in Gravesham, Kent Equality Cohesion Council working in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council, The Grand and Kent Police organised a trip to the Muslim Cultural Centre. Approximately 30 attendees of different faiths were able to tour the Centre and participate in a Q&A session, learning about history of the Muslim community in the borough as well as the main guiding principals of Islam.
In total there were 5 events due to take place across Gravesham including visits to Saint George’s Church, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Guru Nanak Darbar Gurdwara and Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Gurvinder Sandher CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council said “I believe events like Inter Faith Week are very important in terms of promoting cohesion and understanding between different communities and faith groups. I am really pleased that working with partners we have managed to get a wide range of different places of worship involved and hope we can build upon this platform and encourage more interfaith work across the borough.”