A group established to bring together people of different faiths and cultures and to recognise their contribution to society is appealing for more members as it celebrates its 45th anniversary.
Interfaith Wolverhampton, a registered charity established in 1974, seeks to promote dialogue, collaboration, understanding and community cohesion between people of different faiths and cultures. The group works closely with faith groups in the city, the council, university, police, health services and other bodies and organises a regular programme of events and activities.
Parveen Brigue of Interfaith Wolverhampton said: "We exist to promote understanding, tolerance and the respect of differing faith traditions and to work towards a city where the rich diversity of faiths is celebrated and used for the common good of all residents.
"We bring communities together through annual events such as Prayers for Peace at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, regular visits to different places of worship both within Wolverhampton and in other cities, and organise discussions on issues impacting on the local communities. These events make a positive impact on raising awareness, tolerance and respect between people.
"We'd love to hear from anyone who would like to join our organisation - by becoming a member you will have an opportunity to learn more about other faiths and none, and share our vision of promoting understanding, respect and tolerance between people of different faiths."
To find out more about the work of Interfaith Wolverhampton, and to become a member, please visit Interfaith Wolverhampton.
- The group's next event is its monthly bring and share lunch at Darlington Street Methodist Centre, School Street, on Tuesday 16 July from 12.45pm - 2pm when guest speaker Alexis Pottinger will talk about her faith journey.