Unitarians were very well represented at this year’s Interfaith gathering, organised by the Guild of Students at Birmingham University.
This was held in a large Marquee in University Square, just in front of the famous University Clock Tower, and attracted several hundred students keen to learn more about different paths to faith and, it must be said, partake of the wonderful and free all day Asian Buffet.
It was a great opportunity to meet and learn from other faith groups and also to explain about Unitarianism. I’m sure we all had the same experience when talking with students; many may not have heard about us, but in conversation most seemed pleasantly surprised by and attracted to our liberal and inclusive approach.
Thanks go to Jill Hudson, Rachel Krishnaswami, David Gaussen, Hazel Reynolds (Birmingham New Meeting) and Diane Abbott (Kingswood) for their wonderful work at the event on the day. Particular thanks are also due to Ian Kirby (Kidderminster New Meeting) for providing the driving force behind our participation.
This type of contact is essential, and we look forward to attending similar events in the future and to once again providing Student Chaplaincy services at Birmingham University.