Wellingborough group to hold multi-faith workshops in light of Paris attacks

Wellingborough Inter Faith Group committee members at an event in 2012. Pictured are Cynthia Bailey, Mridula Dhall and Adil Umar 'with principal librarian Barbara Leigh
Wellingborough Inter Faith Group committee members at an event in 2012. Pictured are Cynthia Bailey, Mridula Dhall and Adil Umar 'with principal librarian Barbara Leigh

Wellingborough Inter Faith Group has expressed its prayerful concern for all the relatives and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured in the recent attacks in Paris and has condemned such acts of violence.

A spokesman for the group said: “Terrorism has many faces.

“Sometimes it wears the mask of religion, claiming a justification in religious teaching for its acts.

“This is rejected in the strongest terms by faith communities.

“For the Paris tragedy to happen just as National Inter Faith Week was about to commence in the UK brings home the need for us to build on the solid history of inter community relations in the UK.

“The Wellingborough Inter Faith Group is holding multi-faith workshops in schools as part of Inter Faith Week, with the following faiths all represented and working together in the classroom: Bahai Faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism.

“We trust, in some small way, we can demonstrate to the children why we should not allow the wedge of suspicion and distrust to be driven between our communities.”