Interfaith Meeting

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2020-01-31 6:41 AM

Country: South Africa
City: Western Cape
  • Organizer

    Cape Town Interfaith Initiative

  • Location

    Mugg and Bean coffee shop

  • Email

    [email protected]

We invited friends from around the world to help us celebrate the 10th Anniversary of World Interfaith Harmony Week, and we invited our friends and colleagues from areas around our City that do not often have much interaction. The Cape Flats is a deeply traumatised area of Cape Town with an exceptionally high rate of violent crime. The Faith Leaders of that area are severely stretched, experiencing the daily necessity of supporting their community through yet more gangsterism, yet another murder. But who is supporting these Faith Leaders? We decided to open our hearts and extend our hospitality in a series of united events designed to create interfaith harmony and express our love and support for all. The principle of compassion and a deep desire for social justice were some of our motivating factors. We wanted to show that "you are never alone", and interfaith friendship is our superpower.   Day Zero: Arrive at Cape Town International Airport: Welcome to Cape Town, a proud City of Compassion known the world over and with good reason as “The Mother City”. After a warm welcome at Cape Town International Airport (rendezvous 12 noon at the Mugg and Bean coffee shop) we will transfer to a comfortable local guesthouse where you can refresh, relax and settle in. We’ll introduce ourselves over dinner, setting our intentions for the week ahead, then enjoy an early evening in preparation for our deep dive into Cape Town’s faith life.