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The Faith in Action Showcase on Wednesday 23rd October brought together faith partners and local organisations to demonstrate the work they are doing to promote integration in Walsall.
There were speeches and performances from Professor Gatrad (World Against Single Use Plastic), Colin Townsend (Signs for Worship), Soneh Di Chirri (Golden Sparrow), Councillor Aftab Nawaz, Second Chance Cancer Choir, Patishahi 6 Academy (Sikh Martial Arts) and poet Lala Qadeer.
Children and young people from local schools also joined us to take part in workshops about different faiths and the Lollipop Ladies from Black Country Touring kept the audience entertained throughout the day.
Local organisations were also present to showcase their work and network with attendees:
Ablewell Advice Service
All Saints Darlaston and Moxley Churches
Bentley, Daw End and Pleck Methodist Church
Black Country Impact
Black Country Innovate
Canal and River Trust
Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara Willenhall
Midland Langar Seva Society
Places of Welcome
Signs for Worship
St. Matthew’s Church
Strengthening Faith Institutions
The Crossing at St Paul’s
Transforming Communities Together
YMCA Black Country
Michael, who attended the Faith in Action Showcase said,
“I really enjoyed the conversations with young people and professionals and it opened up some doors for future work. Thank you for the opportunity.”
Colin Townsend from Signs for Worship said:
“It was good to be with other like-minded people who know that together, in unity, celebrating our diversity as a community, we are all the stronger. It’s a reflection of our country: different backgrounds, different languages, one people.”
You can also find out about the Faith in Action Showcase on the Express and Star website.