Interfaith Week - Jaswinder Kaur Jawanda
My name is Jaswinder Kaur Jawanda, I work closely with the community, especially around the time COVID became known. I worked with a team of people at Willenhall Gurdwara where we cooked and prepared meals for delivery and collection when the families in the community were vulnerable and in need.
Interfaith is a very big word, which carries a lot of responsibility and strength.
What does it mean for you and me; a collection of people from different religions who come together to promote tolerance, peace and harmony in order to co-exist with each other. In order to do this, we have to be aware to a certain degree of what other religions represent and find a common factor or tolerance in order to be successful. We should all be talking to each other from different faiths, embracing each other’s religions, and learning to live and adapt. This way tolerance levels can be balanced.
A quote from the Guru Granth Sahib:
“Do not utter even a single harsh word; your True Lord and Master abides in all. Do not break anyone’s heart; these are all priceless jewels.”
Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught us that everyone is created by God’s will and therefore must all be treated equally and with respect.
That brings us to the very core of interfaith. Globally all around the world, this message should be taught to everyone and we should all embrace it in our hearts and practice it in our daily lives. Only this way we will see the change in each other. Individually, we all have this duty and responsibility in order for mankind to co-exist in generations to come. I have many people in my life from all different backgrounds and colours and I am proud to say they are terrific souls. Interfaith is a brilliant way of bringing beautiful people into your life and learning about each other.