Event to bring faiths together

The World Congress of Faiths will hold a major event at the Congress Suite on May 17 to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

Saturday, 7th May 2016, 5:00 pm
Congress Suite in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160414-093906008

The event aims to bring faiths together throughout the world and will include four speakers from different backgrounds.

A question and answer forum will take place and The International Voice Orchestra will perform.

Michael Harris, one of the organisers, said, “Interfaith activities have been prevalent in Eastbourne and numerous other towns in Sussex for a considerable number of years and invitations to this event have been extended to more than 100 bodies throughout these areas.

“Over the centuries the cause of many world problems has frequently been pointed to the activities of one religion or another.

“Though this may have been true, such conclusion always required a major caveat, in that these actions have generally been those of a fanatical minority and in no way represented the beliefs of the majority who were true believers.

“They were as opposed to the heinous crimes and atrocities being committed as the rest of the world. The moment we see others as being different from ourselves is the trigger point when fear is established with violence and hate being the by-products.”

The event starts at 6pm. Entrance is free with tea, coffee or juice included. Email [email protected] or [email protected] to attend.

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