Aylesbury Quakers placed a Wreath at the Memorial in Aylesbury on Sunday November 11th as part of the official Remembrance Service on this the 100th year since the end of World War One. In addition as part of the Interfaith presence at the event a statement was read as follows:
“We come together as representatives of the different faith groups in Aylesbury:
- Bhattacharya, Ira – Aylesbury Hindu Community
- Bruce, Peter – Pentecostal Church of God
- Manuchehri, Kay – Baha’I Community
- Piper, Kevin – Aylesbury Quakers Community
- Joel Hall – Jewish Community
Due to commitments, other members of our network are unable to be with us here today. These are:-
- Dayan, Abdul – Chaplain at Her Majesty’s Young Offenders Institute
- Flemming, John – Catholic Church
- Mohamed Nahim – Aylesbury Mosque
- Kirk, Helen – Methodist Church
- Lane, Gareth – Church on Berryfields
- Richardson, David – Chaplain RAF
- Terry Steve – Aylesbury Buddhist
We have worked together to create this statement.
Whilst our faiths may be different, we certainly love and respect each another.
As a group of faith communities different in cultures and beliefs living side by side, we want to move forward with a shared purpose.
May we see what is truly important and unites us.
Focusing on all which banishes road blocks of ego and fear, and war, and violence.
We are all part of the human family and come together in understanding, care and love of one another, to build peace in our community and throughout the world.
We want to remember all the victims of war in the world of all times, and as for the World War One centenary commemoration, those across the last 100 years to modern day.
Today, we wish to engage and build trust, respect and promote understanding of each other, to foster co-operation and harmony between our local communities, and to make this town and nation an even better place for us to call home.”