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31 August, 2005

Multi-faith museum trail

A group of young Londoners, representing eight world faiths, is working with curators to create a trail around The British Museum on the theme of living in a multi-faith community.

Participants will select objects in the museum that reflect on their own lives and identities. They will write interpretations of the objects, linking them to 21st century society.

The trail aims to give visitors an insight into how young Londoners view their multi-faith city, and will be launched at a multi-faith conference for young people on 2nd October.

Through learning about the past and working together, the young participants will think about how people of all religions can live together in respect and understanding. They will think about the ways in which religions have spread and influenced each other throughout world history and how this relates to Britain today.

“The trail will enable visitors to think more deeply about the history of world faiths and their interactions over the centuries", said Ayesha Ghanchi of the British Museum.

The trail is part of the Diversity and Dialogue project, led by Save the Children with a number of faith-based and secular organisations in the UK: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Citizenship Foundation, Islamic Relief, Jewish Council for Racial Equality, Muslim Aid, Oxfam and World Jewish Aid.

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