Event to address religious misconceptions in town

The Congress Theatre showing temporary scaffolding and covering erected following fall of concrete from frontage. October 4th 2012 E40123N
The Congress Theatre showing temporary scaffolding and covering erected following fall of concrete from frontage. October 4th 2012 E40123N

Eastbourne’s Faiths Forum is putting on an event in support of National Inter Faith Week, in November, sponsored by Eastbourne Borough Council.

Taking place on Wednesday November 20 at 7pm in the Congress Suite, next to the Congress Theatre, ‘Contrary to common belief…’ hopes to positively address a number of common misconceptions that exist about different religions and beliefs, and will raise awareness of what inter faith currently looks like in Eastbourne.

People who hold certain views about faith, practice a religion or belief, or have no religion or belief, are invited to go along and find out more about it. Organisers say everyone is very welcome and there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions of the faiths represented at the event either privately or during the question and answer sessions.

Taleb Durgahee, a practising Muslim, member of the Faiths Forum and chair of Eastbourne’s Mosque, said, “Interfaith dialogue finds common grounds between faiths so that we can live in harmony as a community of different faiths. Eastbourne is proud to have the faiths forum championing this dialogue. Come and join us on November 20 to celebrate diversity in religion, join in conversations and ask the questions you have always wanted to.”

Eastbourne’s Faith Forum was established nearly six years ago. Visit www.eastbourne.gov.uk for details