So i decided that this question should be moved into its own post because I find it a very improtant subject.
Well as most of you all know I am the founder of Ravens of Sacred Education a Wicca group in the Sault. Now as we are fairly new I am still in the recruitment stage. During this I have been posting adds on Sault today well in response to it I received this email message from a local women it read as follows:
I have briefly looked into your beliefs
please take your R.O.S,E. somewhere else
or nowhere and leave our city and Christians with our Lord Jesus Christ who died for us. and made us like unto himself. and who is our Lord and saviour
we don't need or want this in our lives
I received this and wrote back to the women offering to talk to her about any concerns and misconceptions that she had, I have not heard from her since. The second question that came to mind was who is this women to think that she can tell me to leave town as well as what would she say to a Muslim or any one else of a different faith that she does not agree with.
So I had an idea I have heard and read about a campaign called Co-Exist it runs in many big cities as well as the UK the idea behind it mainly is to teach people of other religions to exist with one another
here is an a quote from there web site
"The Coexist Foundation is a charity established in 2006 to promote better understanding between Jews, Christians and Muslims - the Abraham Faiths - through education, dialogue and research. Through the projects and programmes which we support, we hope to help people of these faiths improve their relations - above all with each other, but also with different faiths, and with those of no faith."
so my idea why not do something like this in town, obviously we are in need of a thing like this. We are becoming a more diverse community and there are going to be different religions coming about more and more as we progress. so the idea would be to get as many different people of different faiths together to educate one another as well as the community in the way they think and practice.
I myself plan on looking into purchasing the bumper stickers and bracelets so that people can show there support for the cause, and then with the sales donate the money to local charity in town.
so my questions to you do you think this would work and is any one willing to help?