Posted by: bbburnley | March 21, 2016

In Your Faith

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On Sunday March 13th a joint event with the Jinnah Trust and Building Bridges in Burnley took place at the Jinnah Centre in Burnley. The event was called `In your Faith` . Young people from Faith Friends, the Social Action Group at Thomas Whittam and St Stephens Church spoke. Above you see Huriyah from the Social Action group in action. The event proved to be very enjoyable with over 80 people attending.
Other participants below.

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The following report written by Colin Wills was sent to the Burnley Express.

In Your Faith – Sunday 13th March 2016
A full Jinnah Centre, formerly St. James’ Hall, was privileged to hear several young people, including the Bishop of Burnley, the Right Reverend Philip North, talk about how they had been encouraged and strengthened in their faith, especially by those involved in the Building Bridges in Burnley Faith Friends Project – an interfaith chaplaincy involving Christian and Muslim adults. The students were from Unity College and Sir John Thursby College Burnley and St. Christopher’s Accrington
They had also demonstrated that they had formed very strong views about the importance and need for all people, irrespective of faith or none, or background, to learn about and understand one another, and work together for the benefit of the whole community. They condemned those who, under the banner or cover of religion, were causing such much trouble and misery in the world.
The young people were very articulate, confident and forthright in their views and received generous and spontaneous applause both during expressing their views and in their prompt and thoughtful responses to the numerous questions from the audience. Two of the young people found themselves speaking at very, very short notice, but no would have known if they hadn’t been told.
Mosaquir Ali was the efficient and effective Master of Ceremonies of the event which was a partnership between the Jinnah Community Development Trust and Building Bridges in Burnley, with support from Near Neighbours.
Food and lots of interfaith dialogue concluded a very encouraging and successful afternoon.

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