Get to know your community!
Essenwood Park: Sunday 13 October: 11am until 2pm
The proactive Berea Interfaith Forum is hosting a leisurely lunch-time bring-and-braai for the greater Berea community on this Sunday afternoon, 13 October in Essenwood Park.
“The intention of this community braai is simply for the community of different faith groups and others on the Berea to get to know each other over a shared meal. The hope is also for the new councillor, Charmaine Clayton, to attend and for the community to get to meet her and interact with her informally. It is all in aid of fostering better relationships in our diversity,” explained Rev David Barbour of Musgrave Methodist Church.
The Musgrave Mosque Representative on the Berea Interfaith Forum, Imran Bobat noted that in the light of the new Mosque development on St. Thomas Road, it was a wonderful opportunity to meet neighbouring communities, share common concerns and to dispel age-old misgivings and prejudices. He pointed out the soup kitchen efforts, interfaith educational forums held and outreach programmes for orphaned and vulnerable children had laid a wonderful foundation for the Forum in helping to uplift out community on the Berea.
Berea Interfaith Forum comprises Musgrave Methodist Church, the new Musgrave mosque; St. Thomas, St. Olav and Holy Trinity. The Berea Interfaith Forum promotes understanding and interfaith harmony among all religious groups.
This event follows the success of the Berea Interfaith Forum’s June Youth Day event which was an afternoon of fun activities for vulnerable children from five different homes in the area.
The bring-and-braai will be in Essenwood Park on Sunday 13 October from 11am until 2pm. The public is welcome to come along – bring a portable braai and charcoal, braai food to share, a picnic rug / camping chairs, refreshments and plates, knives and forks.
For more info: 031 201 0060 / bereainterfaithforum@gmail.com.