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Thursday, 07 October 2010 14:32

Wycombe Sharing of Faiths

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Wycombe Sharing of Faiths is the local interfaith group.

It started in 1981 from shared concern and action when a local family was threatened with deportation. Initially it was Muslims and Christians who got together for a vigil on behalf of that family. Soon Hindus, Sikhs and Baha’is became involved when the group was formally constituted. Now—25 years on—things have moved on; in some ways our world is very different.
We are aware instantly of what is happening around the globe; national and international situations raise serious questions about faith and inter-faith. We have had the Gulf War, the Iraq war, Palestine, Guantanemo Bay, 9/11, 7/7, the destruction of the shrine at Samara—all of which have highlighted a destructive potential of people of faith. We also have the government’s efforts towards community cohesion, social inclusion, and seats on regional government forums specifically for a faith voice—seeking to harness a creative potential of people of faith.

In Wycombe Sharing of Faiths our focus is local, because this is where we are and where we are active. Our 25 years of history represents a whole generation. We now want to connect with a new generation of active people of faith, with a new generation of thinking and ideas. We want to connect with our joint power to be creative and act co-operatively, not destructively and not in passive hostility

Anne Bowker

 website: Wycombe Sharing of Faiths

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