Faiths come together

Interfaith Week group
Interfaith Week group

Story & photos: Cameron Raphael-Storm

Sunday November 15th 2009 saw the start of England's first Interfaith week.

In Burngreave, the start of Interfaith Week was celebrated by the coming together of representatives from various faith groups and their followers, to meet, discuss their views and sample differences in their styles of worship. In commemoration of the event they planted an Italian Stone Pine tree, also known as the Umbrella Pine and the European Nut Pine, at Ellesmere Green with Community Forester Leonie Kapadia.

As a firm believer in equality and diversity in faith, I was delighted to be welcomed at Burngreave Ashram (the Multifaith Chapel and Library), where I discussed differences in our approaches to faith with several people from various groups with intense interest before we made our way outside to attend the tree-planting.

Blessings were read from the scriptures of the multiple faiths attending and the tree was planted, observed by an impressive turnout from the local community. From here we made our way to lunch at Sorby House. After lunch, the attendees made their way to the Al-Rahman Mosque before also visiting Pitsmoor Methodist Church and finishing with an “Interfaith Pledge” at 4pm.

Interfaith week event photo album

Photos from the opening event of Interfaith week Sunday November 15th 2009 at Ellesmere Green.

<< | Up | >>

Print version

The content on this page was added to the website by John Mellor on 2009-11-26 16:46:09.
The content of the page was last modified by John Mellor on 2009-11-29 19:56:27.

Follow us on Twitter @TheBMessenger

All content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd. or its voluntary contributors, unless otherwise stated, not to be reproduced without permission. If you have any comments, or are interested in contributing to the Messenger and getting involved, please contact us.

Burngreave Messenger Ltd. Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.
Telephone: 0114 242 0564. Email:
Company Limited by Guarantee: 04642734
Registered Charity: 1130836

The Burngreave Messenger is a community newspaper with editorial independence, funded by the Big Lottery, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Scurrah Wainwright Charity, local residents and our advertisers.

Help the Messenger with a donation