Wednesday, 18 March 2009

At the Interfaith Forum

On Tuesday evening, 17 March, I went to the meeting of the "Hastings and District Interfaith Forum" held at the WRVS in South Street, 6:30 - 9:00 pm. This was on the assumption that they are open to "all faiths and none", as was the case with the Interfaith Fellowship that I occasionally attended in Leicester.

There were over 20 people there and they were happy to welcome a Humanist, and I will try to attend further meetings. I have agreed to take part in the 14 July meeting "A Day in the Life of ...". Though I'm not sure that a day in the life of a Humanist differs much from that of any other human.

They are also trying to set up a Youth Interfaith Forum, so if anyone knows a young person (< 25) willing to represent the humanist point of view ...

There were three speakers, Geoffrey Driver on his work as "chaplain and spiritual care leader" at St Michael's Hospice, and Caroline Mayhew on schemes to train Mentors to work one-to-one with people at Lewes Prison, before and after release, to help them adjust back to life in the community. After a break Trevor Webb, Labour Councillor, spoke about his involvement with East Sussex SACRE.

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