Inter Faith Activities in Leicester

Unity Feast for Inter Faith Week.

As Leicester Baha’i Assembly’s contribution to inter faith week a Unity Feast was held at the St Philips Church. It was well attended and included a welcome and explanation, a devotional and a choir singing two songs. The administrative part of the Feast was replaced by an inter faith quiz focussed on practices in each religion’s gathering for worship. The guests of honour were the High Sheriff Gordon Arthur and his wife, Janet. The High Sheriff gave an interesting explanation of his role. He is also a trustee of the St Philips Centre and recently completed a Diploma in Inter Religious Relations. Thus, he and his wife engaged in animated conversations with the Baha’is present.

Inter Faith Pilgrimage.

Two Baha’is took part in an Inter faith pilgrimage around Clarendon Park visiting the Sikh Gurdwara, a Mosque, the Reformed Synagogue, St John the Baptist Anglican church where the two Baha’is spoke about Baha’u’llah and His Writings. The pilgrimage ended at the Friends Meeting House.  Clarendon Park has nine places of worship of significance from five religions and hosts a Baha’i family who hold regular meeting s in their house. As a consequence there will be an eight week course on the Baha’i Faith in the Autumn 2016 programme of Faith Aware.

St Philips Centre Thank You evening.

Five Leicester Baha’is attended the annual thank you evening arranged by the St Philips Inter Faith Centre. They were there due to taking part in faith ‘Road Shows’ by which six or more religions visit a school for a whole day and the pupils visit each religion’s table to learn more about them. The evening had Earl Howe as a guest of honour as well as Leicestershire’s High Sheriff and the Lord Mayor of Leicester. Earl Howe is leader of the House of Lords and a defence minister.