World Religions Day Celebration in Stornoway

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The World Religions Day will take place in Stornoway on January 15th, and is a celebration of diversity of faiths in Isle of Lewis.

An invitation is extended to members of a wide range of religious community representatives to attend the event in an Lanntair from 7 to 9pm.

The aim of World Religion Day, held on the third Sunday in January every year, is to promote inter-faith understanding and harmony through a variety of events held around the globe.

Followers of every religion are encouraged to acknowledge the similarities that different faiths have.

For convenience, this meeting is being held on Friday 16th rather than Sunday.

The theme is ‘Beliefs into Action’ and will look at practical day to day examples of how beliefs are put into action, within the context of belief systems and how everyone strives to achieve peace through different ways.

World Religions Day was created by the Baha’i faith in 1950. The aim is to unite everyone, whatever the faith, by showing that there are common foundations to all religions and that together we can help humanity create a better world and live in harmony.