Hands together for inter faith week
Published on 14th November 2011
Following last year's highly successful Inter-Faith event, we have organised a family friendly evening titled "Hands together for Inter-Faith week".
Hands together for Inter-Faith week will take place on Thursday 24
November from 6.30pm - 8.30pm at Park Campus, University of
The aim is to raise awareness of Cheltenhams diverse faith communities, and encourage tolerance respect and good relations.
This year's event has 5 partners: Cheltenham Borough Council, Cheltenham Inter-Faith, the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum , and Gloucestershire County Council. The speakers will be: Dame Janet Trotter, Deputy Mayor - Councillor Colin Hay, and Cheltenham Borough Council Chief Executive Andrew North.
We wanted to build on last years interactive element, so this year, attendees will be invited to decorate hand - shaped cards that that reflect their faith or beliefs - for example a word, a thought, a symbol. The hands will then be assembled to form an artwork that will be displayed in Cheltenham's Beechwood Arcade.
Following the art activity, local community groups will provide a range of food that reflects their faith or ethnic background.
Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams: We believe that good inter faith relations are a vital part of a harmonious, just and respectful society"
The event is free and open to all.
As part of the promotion of Inter-Faith Week, we will also be running a free card decorating workshop on Saturday 26 November in the Beechwood Arcade.