A Holocaust Memorial Day event organised by Interfaith Moray, and led by Interfaith Scotland director Maureen Sier, attracted over 50 attendees at Elgin Town Hall two weekends ago. The event aimed to bring together people from diverse faiths to commemorate global victims of persecution. Maureen shared the poignant story of her husband's Jewish family's suffering during the Holocaust, shedding light on the impact on families and communities. Pastor Wilfred Masih, from the Inverness & Elgin Seventh-day Adventist Church and a leading member of Interfaith Moray, expressed satisfaction with the event's turnout and emphasised its global relevance, addressing current persecution, discrimination, and hatred globally. The gathering included representatives from various faiths offering prayers or Bible readings, as well as a candle-lighting ceremony led by pupils from Gordonstoun School, attended by Moray's deputy lieutenant Lisa Kerr. The event is expected to return next year, with consideration for hosting it at Gordonstoun, which was founded by a Jew. (Source: The Northern Scot)
Pr Wilfred Masih encourages members to actively engage and mingle within the community, emphasising its paramount importance. This approach not only enhances visibility but also provides a valuable opportunity to build positive relationships within the broader community. By being present and actively participating in community events, Adventists can contribute significantly to fostering a more inclusive and understanding environment. This heightened visibility serves as a platform for sharing values, promoting mutual respect, and dispelling misconceptions. Ultimately, actively mingling with others strengthens the sense of community, enabling Adventists to emerge as valuable contributors to the diverse fabric of society.