In view of the state of the world, with so many wars, civil wars and climate change causing hostility in previously amicable communities, and refugee crises which may in turn lead to further hostility from areas to which migrants flee, some kind of monthly prayer meeting or peace vigil in Sheffield has been suggested.
We would like to know whether you would attend such a gathering, what form it should take, and when and where would be suitable?
For example Wakefield Interfaith Network hold a 5-minute silent witness outside the cathedral at 11.00 am on the first Saturday of every month, followed by coffee and conversation in a nearby cafe. Would this be a good model for Sheffield, or would you rather book an indoor meeting place such as a room in the Friends Meeting House or Upper Chapel – but what about the cost?
Or would it be a good idea to rotate around different faith buildings in different parts of the city? Would you like people to lead prayers aloud or remain silent?
We would love to hear what you think and what you would be prepared to do (such as book a space, lead a session etc). Bear in mind that something that may seem culture- or faith- neutral to one person may feel very exclusive to another, which is one reason why silent vigils are often used. Please either submit a comment here or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org