Bringing people together to form friendships and foster understanding is the goal of a newly-formed group.
The Cobequid Interfaith Council, comprised of people from several different faiths and beliefs, is holding special events for Interfaith Harmony Week, Feb. 2-9.
“There will be an interfaith expo on Feb. 2 and, whether you’re part of a faith or not, this is for you,” said Rev. Valerie Kingsbury, minister at First United Church and a member of the council. “We want to build community with an understanding of different faiths. There will be people from different faith traditions at the expo and there will be a chance to ask questions.”
During the week, there will be opportunities for people to join with different groups as they celebrate their beliefs.
“There are many different ways, and spiritual paths, people travel but we still have a lot in common,” said Kingsbury. “In society in general, there is a deep yearning for spirituality, whatever form it takes.”