A special event is taking place in Leicester to mark World Religion Day, with people of all faiths and none, encouraged to come along in order to gain a “different perspective”.
For over 70 years, religious and spiritual organisations across the globe have been celebrating ‘World Religion Day’, in the month of January.
To celebrate the occasion this year, the Saint Nirankari Mission, is hosting a special congregation on Sunday, January 22 at its new Centre for Oneness in Leicester.
The venue, which sits on Leicester’s London Road, is described as an “all-embracing spiritual movement,” which seeks to “unite mankind under the banner of ‘Know one, Believe in One, Become One’.”
Harjinder Singh, one of the organisers, said that all were welcome to come along and listen to the array of speeches, set to be given on the day.
“We’ll have speeches from members of different faiths and what we’re trying to do is get the community learning from each other,” he said.
“It’s a community event which anybody can attend. Anybody is welcome to walk in, sit and listen. It’s an opportunity to get a different perspective, and to achieve better understanding.”
World Religion Day is marked across the world as a time to celebrate human unity and shared religious values.
On this day, religious and spiritual groups are encouraged to talk to and listen to people from faiths different from their own and to understand the basic tenets of other religions. In this way, different faiths can find common ground in each other’s beliefs and foster harmony and oneness in our communities.
The free event is set to take place between 4-6pm, and will be followed by a communal meal.
Anyone looking to attend is asked to contact Mr Singh before January 15, by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit: https://www.nirankari.org/leicester/ to find out more.