Birmingham: Interfaith Week Launch at Council House Victoria Square “There was a great air of enthusiasm at the launch of the Birmingham Interfaith Week programme in the Council House on Fri 10th Nov.As Honorary President of the Birmingham Council of Faiths, The Lord Mayor, Councillor Ann Underwood, officially opened the event emphasising the important work carried out by Faith Organisations in Birmingham. Dr Peter Rookes, BCF Secretary, explained that the week is an opportunity to raise the profile of faith groups, which collectively are the largest part of the charity sector. There are 13 different events taking place during the week celebrating spirituality, song, dance, meditation, prayer, humanity, climate change, community, & health & well being. Councillor Tristan Chatfield concluded the afternoon by stressing the importance he attached to faith organisations and the City Council working together to improve the lives of Birmingham citizens.” Chief Guest Lord Mayor of Birmingham Councillor Anne Underwood Special attendance Jimmy Suratia, BCF Chair, Rabbi Yossi Jacobs, Faith Leaders Group, Dr Peter Rookes Secretary & 3rd Sector Liaison Officer Birmingham Council of Faiths, MC Dr PS Bhogal, Birmingham Faith Gallery Lynsey Rutter, Councillor Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member, Amrick Singh Ubhi, Shenaz , Tarang Shelat President of Hindu Council of Birmingham Advisory Chair of Birmingham Council of Faiths Vice President (Midlands) of Hindu Forum of Britain, Mahmooda Qureshi Hope not hate West Midlands, Mr Lovlock , Arinder Jain and others. Report By S M Irfan Tahir Photojournalist National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.
July 11, 2017