Let’s .. Foster Well Being -: ISKCON participates in Interfaith 🌏 Week 2021
Interfaith Week 2021 – November 14 to 21, 2021
Radha Mohan das from ISKCON joined senior faith representatives from across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire to share stories and practical examples of how faiths in the locality can form closer relationships for the benefit of all.
In particular, they discussed the important role that faith and faith groups play during times of crisis, most notably during the COVID pandemic.
The event, hosted by Rt Rev Richard Atkinson the Bishop of Bedford, was part of Interfaith Week 2021.
THE AIMS OF THE WEEK ARE TO:
- Strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels
- Increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society
- Increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious belief
THE GOVERNMENT’S MINISTER FOR FAITH, KEMI BADENOCH MP, SAID:
“Inter Faith Week is a perfect opportunity for people of all beliefs to reach out to and learn from different communities.
“I am proud to live in a country that recognises and respects the rich history of diverse communities in Britain and in my role as Faith Minister, I remain committed to raising awareness across society of inter faith issues.”
THE RT REVD JONATHAN CLARK AND NARENDRA WAGHELA, CO-CHAIRS OF THE INTER FAITH NETWORK FOR THE UK, WHICH LEADS ON THE WEEK, SAID:
“Inter Faith Week is a force for understanding, as well as encouraging action together for the common good. It is also a powerful antidote to ignorance and prejudice.
“Each year Inter Faith Week opens the door to new friendships and to new working partnerships and projects which make a practical difference to how we all live together in our diverse society, building on values held in common.”