'Faithful Friends in Photography' winning entries chosen

Three winning photos have been chosen for the 'Faithful Friends in Photography' competition that took place during interfaith week earlier this month. 

Interfaith week took place from 11th to 18th November and churches across the Diocese of Leeds took part in various activites and events, in an effort to draw new people into inter faith cooperation and enable greater interaction between people of different backgrounds. One of these activites was a photo competition, where people were encouraged to submit photos of people of different faiths via social media. 

"We wanted to celebrate the friendships and partnerships shared across faiths and the richness this brings to us through images which capture these relationships during this year’s interfaith week," explained Emily Tidball, Presence and Engagement Coordinator for the diocese.

"Thank you to everyone who sent in entries for the interfaith week photo competition – ‘Faithful friends in photography’. We had some great submissions, showcasing a variety of activities and relationships." 

Here are the three winners, which will be featured on the Diocese of Leeds Interfaith and Faithful Neighbours page:

Moulana Irfan Soni, a member of North Kirklees Interfaith Council, submitted this photo of himself and a lady he met whilst giving out Roses for Peace during Interfaith Week at Tesco in Batley. 

Revd Jenny Ramsden submitted this photo from the Women’s Interfaith Charity Sleepout in aid of WarChild, which took place on the first day of Interfaith Week. Jenny said, “We felt the date was significant, being both Remembrance Sunday – when we remember and pray for all victims of conflict, many of whom are children – and also the first day of Interfaith Week, which shows that people of different faiths can come together in friendship and concern for others. And so we came together - Muslims and Christians- as women of faith to remember and support children whose lives are still disfigured by war and to raise money for War Child.”

Revd Paul Knight submitted this photo featuring Revd Simon Cash watching a careful bowl at an interfaith Boccia game held at Dewsbury Fire Station during Interfaith Week.

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