Multi Faith Week
24th January 2007 2:40pm - Return to press releases
East Riding College are holding a Multi Faith week from 22nd January to 26th January on both the Bridlington and Beverley sites.
There are a number of activities going on including a week long display of religious symbols, images and music representing several faiths including; Buddhism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The canteen has been decorated with displays of Chinese dragons and students will be receiving fortune cookies.
Food from different faiths will be available in the canteens including; Thai Green Curry, Lentil Dhal, Onion Bhajis and Hot Cross Buns.
The dishes along with many others have been compiled into a recipe book which is been sold to raise money for charity.
On Tuesday 23rd January, 2 representatives from the Madhyamaka Meditation Centre at Pocklington visited the Gallows Lane site, Beverley between 12.45pm ? 2.00pm to give an introductory tutorial on Buddhism and lead a meditation class for students and staff.
Several students have dressed up in their national dress to take part in the activities,
the aim of the week is to increase awareness of the different faiths, cultures and beliefs amongst students and staff in order for them to gain a better understanding of peers from the different faiths in society.
East Riding College believes that the learning experience it offers is improved by having people from different backgrounds and interests working and studying together, sharing their experiences and learning from each other, East Riding College is committed to valuing diversity and equality of opportunity, by holding events such as these the College hopes to meet its aims.