Celebrations of faiths across Preston to begin this weekend

Interfaith: Dr Tim Anglin at last year's faith trail at Royal Preston Hospital
Interfaith: Dr Tim Anglin at last year's faith trail at Royal Preston Hospital
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Interfaith Week will start on Sunday, and is designed to raise understanding of different faiths and build relationships.

Events will be held each day throughout the week, including trails, workshops and discussions.

Co-ordinator Peter Lumsden said: “It very much fits in with the ethos of Preston Faith Forum which is to raise awareness among people of different faiths.”

The week will offer faith trails on Monday and Wednesday, which will include visits to different places of worship around the city.

Peter, a Christian representative on the Faith Forum, said: “It’s about raising an understanding and educating and building relationships.

“Another thing is going beyond that and starting to be involved in social action to mobilise or enable people of faith to have some impact within their community.”

A faith and finance event will be held on Wednesday, and a number of city councillors are due to attend. Peter said: “It will be looking at what faith has to say about finance and, moving onto a practical level, how we can help people in this age of austerity to manage their finances.”

Events will begin with a voice of women in faith workshop on Sunday, and a faith trail on Monday. On Tuesday, there will be an event at the Tabor retreat centre exploring the labyrinth, and a celebration of faith in Lancashire will take place on Thursday. A multi-faith event for youngsters will be hosted on Saturday. Visit www.facebook.com/prestonfaithforum?ref=bookmarks.