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Would you like to contribute an item to any of the three programmes being organised to mark Inter Faith Week 2021 in Windsor and Maidenhead?

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The ongoing public health concerns mean that the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum (WAMCF) will not be organising an in-person event to mark Interfaith Week 2021. Instead, the Bahá’í Community of the Royal Borough will be hosting three interfaith gatherings online.

Each gathering will have a particular theme. They will last around 25 minutes. And they will, of course, be open to all.

Suggested contributions to the programmes are very welcome. We want to create programmes which are diverse, balanced and uplifting. And we would love to include the voices of young people!

Contributions might be prayers, readings, poems, stories, songs, chanting or music – whatever might be considered sacred or beautiful or might simply touch another’s heart.

Ideally contributions should be about three minutes duration please. We will do our best to include every suggestion (but need to make sure that we can still squeeze it all within thirty minutes at most!).

Monday 15th November Morning: 7:30am Theme: Kindness
Wednesday 17th November Evening: 7:30pm Theme: Cooperation
Friday 19th November Morning: 7:30am Theme: A New Vision for Humanity

Your ideas please by 21 October! The programmes can then be finalised so that the invitations can sent out to individuals and institutions across the Royal Borough by early November.

Please email your programme suggestions to Mike Gammage, Secretary of the Bahá’í community of Maidenhead, at: bahais.maidenhead@gmail.com

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Members of the Maidenhead’s faith communities – together with others with no religious affiliation – this week completed a series of four discussion evenings on religion and peace.

Participants have aged from 17 to 75 years – and included agnostics as well as members of Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Quaker and Bahá’í communities.

Study group participants – week 2


Organised by the Bahá’í community of Maidenhead, the evenings were hosted by St Mark’s Crescent Methodist Church.

Participants studied together and reflected upon a letter to the world’s religious leaders from the international governing body of the worldwide Bahá’í community. The letter, published in 2002, analyses the roots of religious prejudice and conflict, and sets out principles to enable organised religion to play its part in building a peaceful, just and prosperous world for all.

There is more on the letter and its impact here. The full text of the letter is available to download here .

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