Thursday, 7 July 2016

Interfaith School Workshop - Celebrating Unity

It's that time of year again, when the work we've been doing all comes together. We have been working hard organising different events and workshops for Remembering Srebrenica Memorial week, which begins this Sunday the 10th of July.

After my trip to Bosnia earlier this year, it has only made me more determined to highlight the genocide and share its lessons. The rise of Islamophobia over the years, and the rise of hate crime and dislike for the "other", strikes a chord with me, especially when I can draw parallels to the past, with the here and now. It is worrying to hear that even our young feel fearful of what the future holds, and therefore even more important to engage with them.

This year marks 21 years and the theme has been "Coming of Age". As part of this, today Aimee; a delegate, and I delivered workshops at Broughton Jewish Cassel Fox Primary School to several different classes across year 1 and year 4. We spent the morning engaging with the young children in understanding our similarities, our differences and identifying the things which united us.

In a world which wishes to divide us the words of MP Jo Cox came to mind "we have more in common."

May we continue to work for justice and humanity.

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