The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress Mountevans hosted a sumptuous dinner for the Archbishops and the Bishops in the regal settings of the Mansion House on 18th February 2016.
The Lord Mayor, the Archbishop Justin Welby and the Bishop of London Richard Chartres made some brilliant speeches.
Apart from the usual networking with old friends from all the Faith communities I had a long discussion with the Bishop of Huddersfield Dr Jonathan Gibbs. Jonathan said that for his area he faces some challenges on inter faith which he is trying to address through community meetings and with the local Council. I dare say when a Bishop is showing some frustration on his community’s relationships then these signs should be taken up seriously, probably by the DCLG, the Department for Communities and local Government.
A great evening was had by all.
Anil Bhanot OBE
Director of Interfaith Relations
Hindu Council UK