Last week was interfaith week, and as such there has been a lot of opportuinity to get involved in meetings and events and the like. One meeting which a member of our team attended was an interfiath gathering to address possible climate change action in the local community, in this instance Southall. The event was hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim centre, and was attended by Sikhs, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Jews from the Borrough. They discussed proposed projects to get together and collect litter, sow allotments and about the ways in which different scriptures may be translated into unifying, positive and complimentary action. It was a friendly and informal meeting, with refreshments and a great deal of respectful interaction. One quote stood out, from the charismatic Hindu representive, and went like this:
“Coming together is the beginning,
Staying together is progress,
moving together is success”
It was clear that the people who attended the meeting were very much committed to respecting the planet through acting on the teachings of their faiths, and were an inspiration to their community.