The Blackburn with Darwen InterFaith Group — of which our Vicar, myself and Jo are members – met in our church lounge on Thursday 10th April for a development meeting. Present were members of the Christian, Jewish, Sikh, Buddhist, Muslim and Hindu faiths along with guest speakers from The Lancashire Council of Mosques, the Statutory Advisory Committee for Religious Education, Churches Together in Lancashire and Blackburn Cathedral. After a thorough review of what the Forum has achieved in the past, very useful input was given as to plans for an effective future. There was great enthusiasm for working together in joint events for schools and in the wider community. The members were very appreciative of the venue – so much so that the next meeting of the Forum will also take place at St. James’. If you are a little fearful of working with people from other faiths – why not come along as an observer to our next meeting. We know that you will be enthused and feel very welcome. This meeting is on Thursday 29th May at 10.00am and will be finished by 12.30pm.