WIHW World Interfaith Harmony Week February 1-7 2022 in South Lakeland Cumbria England UK
SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership was delighted that WIHW was celebrated in South Lakeland. Councillor Guy Tirvengadum (Former Mayor of Kendal and Chair of SLEDP and founder of Kendal Unity Festival) commented “I am always delighted that Kendal puts on a variety of events in WIHW. It is wonderful that a small town is able to make an important contribution to the vital work of understanding each other and social cohesion”. We are especially proud that we may be offering an event by the oldest person to lead an event who demonstrates to the world that anyone of any age can make an important contribution to understanding and peace. 92 year old retired Roman Catholic Priest Monsignor Francis Slattery has been involved in interfaith work in Cumbria since 2002, and this year will celebrate his 20 years of involvement. He has received local and national recognition for his contribution. He has held a WIHW events every year since 2017, including a celebration of his 90th birthday in 2019.