Food for all for Interfaith week

Food for all was the start of a series of events to mark Interfaith Week across north and south Kirklees this week.

People of all faiths and none came together for food and fellowship at the Pakistan Kashmir Welfar Association in Batley on Tuesday.

Prayers were said in Dewsbury Minster for the persecuted church on Wednesday morning and this Saturday will see a special event called Anything Goes by the Batley Poets in Batley Library and Art Gallery between 2 and 4pm.

Interfaith networks have been developing in both north and south Kirklees especially since the murder of Batley and Spen MP,Jo Cox in June 2016 and the Big Iftar earlier this year, pic right, saw hundreds of people gather in Batley Market Square to break the fast and celebrate their lives lived together.

The Bishop of Huddersfield, the Rt Revd Jonathan Gibbs said: “The times in which we live raise many challenges for us as people of faith.

“These challenges make it all the more important that we should build strong relationships and work together for the good of all.”

The Bishop and clergy across the area have recently been working alongside other faith partners to set up Kirklees Interfaith Networks and there will be a Faith Leaders’ Tea at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield on 28th November, 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Bishop Jonathan said this would be an opportunity for clergy and other faith leaders across Kirklees to meet with him and each other to build on the good work already happening in many of the local areas.

“It is not our intention to set up a large organisation, but to help create stronger relationships between us and provide a way of bringing us together to help us to speak and act together for the good of all our communities,” he added.





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