Hannah Kelly, Multi-Faith Co-ordinator at Essex Police, writes:
Essex Police held a multi-faith event to mark World Religion Day on Monday 16 January. Attendees were police staff, public and members of different faith communities who enjoyed input from speakers of different faiths – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Church of England, Judaism. We also enjoyed a talk from the minister of the Baptist Church that hosted our event, who explained about Believer’s Baptism and showed us the Baptistry pool, which we could also walk down in to. Next year, we hope to run the event from a different place of worship.
Those in attendance fed back that they found the event enjoyable and informative and a great opportunity to meet and network with people of different faiths. Essex Police staff found it really useful for informing their work with local faith communities.