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Interfaith Week exhibition unveiled at Birkenhead Library

Birkenhead Library will play host to a community exhibition, put together by Wirral Deen Centre, as part of Interfaith Week.

The awareness week, which runs from 13 to 20 November, is an opportunity to strengthen good interfaith relations at all levels and increase awareness of faith communities in the UK, improving understanding between people of all faiths and none.

According to Wirral Deen Centre, along with focusing on faith issues, the educational and multifaith exhibition will also focus on the environment, coinciding with COP26.

Amanda Evans, from Wirral Deen Centre, said: “Our exhibition will showcase some work from local primary schools, and also includes a ‘pledge tree’ allowing people of the local community to acknowledge what they will do to help limit climate change.

“Alongside this, we will be sharing knowledge about the key teachings of the three Abrahamic faiths (Islam, Judaism and Christianity) on stewardship and the natural world.

“We would like to extend the invitation to anyone in Wirral, to please feel free and welcome to visit the exhibition.”

As part of the exhibition, tree saplings, donated by Wirral Council, will be given away for visitors to plant at home, and a badge design competition for local schools will be celebrated. Organisers then also hope to plant a commemorative tree following the event.

The Interfaith Week exhibition will run from 13 November to the 26 November at Birkenhead Library, during the library’s opening times.

Entry is free but booking is required for groups of more than five due to limited capacity. Please book through Birkenhead Central Library by emailing libraries@wirral.gov.uk.

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face covering in enclosed spaces and continue with two weekly testing before attending this event. If you feel at all unwell, please do not attend the exhibition, stay home and take a COVID-19 test. More information is available via www.wirral.gov.uk/test. Fore more information on tree planting, and how you can get involved with community plantings in Wirral, visit the council's website www.wirral.gov.uk/trees