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Secondary school students grill faith leaders from around Gravesham

PUBLISHED: 14:24 20 November 2017 | UPDATED: 14:24 20 November 2017

Gravesham council organised a Q&A session with local faith leaders at The Grand last week

Gravesham council organised a Q&A session with local faith leaders at The Grand last week

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Representatives from five faiths were at the meeting

Students from across Gravesend secondary schools were given an insight into different religions at a question and answer session last week.

Organised as part of Inter Faith Week, students gathered with representatives from the Bahai, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh faiths on Tuesday to ask questions and discover more about each culture.

Taking place just days after Remembrance Sunday, each representative gave a presentation on war and peace, before opening to the floor to pupils.

Councillor Gurjit Kaur Bains said: “Interfaith Week plays a huge part in bringing people from all faiths and none together. Through learning about the faiths of others we are able to embrace not only our strong British values but those beliefs and values that the community in Gravesham hold dearly.

“Gravesham is a diverse community and we have seen the benefits engaging with the community brings to the Borough. Whether it is at Christmas, Vaisakhi, Diwali or Eid Gravesham stands together to celebrate and we should be immensely proud of this.”


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