Story: Nirmal Fernando Photos: Cecelia Vincent
Sunday 21st November 2010 saw over 200 people from 14 religious communities join together for “Interfaith Praxis Sheffield”.
Organised by the Multifaith Chapel & Library at Burngreave Ashram as part of the UK’s 2nd Interfaith Week, the day’s programme commenced with interfaith prayers at Burngreave Ashram and ended with a social at New Roots Café.
Unveiling the plaque at the first ‘Interfaith Tree’ on Ellesmere Green, the Chief Executive of Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum, Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal, emphasised the role of faith communities in reducing the global energy crisis while the Lord Mayor called for many more trees to be planted.
The Hindu Samaj hosted a forum during the day addressed by Dr Elizabeth Harris who emphasised the importance of learning about other faiths. The Rev Dr John Vincent facilitating the forum invited all to join the Learning Community to be launched for this purpose at Burngreave Ashram in 2011.