by Tim Burton-Jones, Near Neighbours
Last week was Inter Faith Week and to celebrate that, we asked people to share why they love diversity in this country by sharing what #InterFaithMeans to them.
The response we had was brilliant, with a wide range of people from different faiths, backgrounds and places across England (and the world) sharing what they thought!
Hundreds of tweets were seen by close to 750,000 people.
We had some amazing contributions from some wonderful people and some examples of that can be found below.
The conversation is only over when you want it to be, so keep sharing what #InterFaithMeans to you!
Amid dark shadows of Paris let us defeat terror by loving our neighbours of other faiths with the hospitality of Christ #InterFaithMeans
— Justin Welby ن (@JustinWelby) November 15, 2015
— Susan Williams (@SusanBaroness) November 20, 2015
— 3FF (@threefaiths) November 19, 2015
— Elizabeth Carnelley (@Lizcarnelley) November 16, 2015
— DCLG (@CommunitiesUK) November 16, 2015
— beckygracebrookman (@beckygrace) November 15, 2015
— Hifzha Shaheen (@hifzhashaheen) November 13, 2015
— Wahida Shaffi (@WahidaShaffi) November 13, 2015
#InterFaithMeans building bridges and relationships with one another. Helping and supporting each other through thick and thin
— Safiya Alfaris (@SafiyaAlfaris) November 21, 2015
— OurCofE (@OurCofE) November 20, 2015
#InterFaithMeans not confining yourself to social circles based on your own religion, embracing the true diversity and beauty people offer
— Johann (@jrajak10) November 20, 2015
Enjoying reading the #interfaithmeans tweets today. We must respect each other’s beliefs, that’s how we model loving our neighbour!
— Becky Stephens (@BeckyLStephens) November 18, 2015
#InterFaithMeans an atmosphere of respect, promoting the capacity of all persons to build the good life for themselves
— Jonathan Meldrum (@meldrum) November 18, 2015
#InterFaithMeans coming together with open hearts and minds so that we can make life better for all
— Sarah Ager (@SaritaAgerman) November 18, 2015
— Ruth Burgess (@RuthBurgessBCNN) November 16, 2015