UN Interfaith Event at Peterborough Cathedral

A great evening on Wednesday at the UN Children’s Day event at the Cathedral, organised by Peterborough Interfaith Council. Schools across the city teamed up with representatives of various faith groups to present an item linked to a particular faith and embodying the theme of Peace.

PLJC were proud to work with Post 16 students from Marshfields School who did a brilliant job rehearsing and performing the song Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu, which means “Peace will come upon us, yet”, sung in Hebrew and Arabic that has come to be seen as symbolizing peace and an end to conflict.

The Lord and Lady Mayor presented certificates to the faith groups and schools who participated: these included Iqra Academy, John Fisher Catholic High School and St Augustine’s CofE Junior School, the Roman Catholic, Islamic and Hindu faiths.

Dr Jaspal Singh, Chair of the Peterborough InterFaith Council (PIFC), said: “PIFC has been organising a United Nations Children’s Day celebration at Peterborough Cathedral for over 20 years. More recently PIFC, in conjunction with Peterborough Cathedral, has linked schools with faith groups to perform at the celebration. This gives the opportunity for understanding more about each other’s faith and culture at an early stage.”

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