Letters to Faith Communities from the Vatican's Pontifical Council and from our Scottish President, Bishop Brian McGee
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To the Jewish Community in Scotland on the death of Lord Jonathan Sacks
8 November 2020
I am sending you my own condolences and those of Bishop Brian McGee on the sudden death of Lord Sacks. I know he was very ill and we were praying for his good health but the call to eternity came suddenly. This is a day of sadness for all of us. Lord Sacks was a voice of integrity, common sense, compassion, openness and inclusiveness in a society that seems often seems to be speeding towards disintegration. His books were clarion calls to us all to work together for the common good and to build a home together in spite of our differences. Indeed he recognised that our differences enriched our vision and widened our understanding. May his outstanding example be a source of inspiration for us in our work to live together and may it give us increased energy in promoting good relations between Christians and Jews.
Wishing you all a long life.
Sr Isabel Smyth SND
8 Woodlands Dr.
Introducing Scottish Interfaith Week
To the Buddhist Community for Wesak
To the Buddhist Community for Wesak From The Pontifical Council
To the Muslim Community for Ramadan
To the Muslim Community for Ramadan From The Pontifical Council
To the Bahai Community for Naw Ruz
To the Jewish Community for Pesach
To the Jain Community for Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Diwas
To the Jain Community for Mahavir Janma Kalyanak Diwas From the Pontifical Council