Pastoral Notes 25th June, 2017

The Parish has supported the establishment of an interfaith Forum for Kettering Borough. “I encourage all people to renew their efforts to nurture respectful dialogue, with a view to fostering peace and trust in our communities. The answer is not in violence or arms, but in reaching out to others”. (Archbishop Peter Smith, vice president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales. Terrible events in recent days highlight the need to find a way locally to respond by building mutually respectful relationships between the faiths, to overcome ignorance, fear and hatred. Our Kettering Interfaith Forum includes Churches Together and Baha’i, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Quaker and Sikh faiths. Both Treasurer and Secretary come from St Edward’s. Prayerful thought is needed. The first AGM of the Forum is on 6th July 2017 at 6.00pm at the Council Offices, Bowling Green Road, and is open to all. Also agendas and application forms are available.