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Inter Faith Week

For national Interfaith Week Wakefield Pagans and staff of the Natural Environment Services organised a multi faith tree planting event.

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The Mayor & Mayoress of Wakefield came to the event.......

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.... with the Mayor taking part in the tree-planting.

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Bishop Tony of Pontefract also did his bit .....

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... as well as introducing people of different faiths - Bets represented Baha'is

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Maureen was from the Brahma Kumaris ....

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... Imam Shah from the Muslim faith...

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... Krystal, LC for Wakefield, represented local Pagans...

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... and Geoff for the Quakers.

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The Tree Warden spoke briefly about the value of trees and the hope that there would be more such events

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then others from the group had the opportunity to add soil to the planting.

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A Community Constable and the Head of Natural Environment Services were keen to take part.

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We then moved into the sports hall where children's art work decorated the walls.

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Staff from Natural Environment Service had provided pictures and quotes relating to trees

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and there were more drawings by local school children.

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Cynthia and Andy helped serve tea & coffee ....

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... while Krystal and Raven chatted with the Bishop.

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For the last part of the event, Cynthia introduced the World Peace Flame and invited representatives from each faith to light a small candle for peace.

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The Imam lit a candle for Islam

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Raven lit the candle for Pagans

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and we finished off with songs of peace, led by Janet.