The women enjoyed hearing how other faiths commemorate events and it was interesting that the lighting of candles or oil lamps to dispel darkness was a common feature, along with the practice of giving and exchanging gifts and enjoying festive food.
The women then enjoyed a time of inter-faith conversation and socialising whilst tasting a selection of festive food and agreed that the afternoon of sharing and learning from each other had been both enjoyable and beneficial especially at such a time of suffering and uncertainty for many communities worldwide.
This event was organised by the Redbridge Faith Forum (RFF), a registered charity (number 1118765) and an independent organisation whose aims are to:-
- bring together representatives of different faith communities in order to gain mutual understanding and promote social cohesion
- give Faith Communities in Redbridge a collective voice by identifying and addressing issues that affect residents.
Their next event will be in Barkingside on 7th February 2016. Watch our eNotice Board for details