“Sharing our Stories’ is a collection of personal reflections about life from a diverse group of people. Although all have Suffolk connections, their stories highlight some of the challenges that face everyone wherever they live, including issues of gender, disability, race, persecution and displacement and the struggles individuals may have in maintaining their integrity with regard to their faith and spirituality.

People are often asked to state their religious affiliation and some are happy to be categorised in this way as Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Humanists, Jains, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Sikhs, Taoists and Zoroastrians (all represented in Suffolk). There are many others who see themselves as outside these boxes and their voices can also be heard through these stories.

I have received the WONDERFUL book: thank you so much! I have looked through it and very much look forward to reading it properly over the next few weeks. It's already given me a very different view of the population of Suffolk.

Isabelle Wen, Buddhist

Some of the stories will make you smile and some are very moving. We recommend that you put aside any prejudices you might have about religion and religious people, and buy the book.  This is about how people live their lives, their experiences, their families and their communities.

Margaret Nelson, Humanist.

To complement this book of personal stories, further articles about the faiths of Suffolk can be found on the SIFRE web-site

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Sharing Our Stories was launched on 4th February 2015 at the Gateway, West Suffolk College in the presence of
Cllr Robert Everett
(the Mayor of Bury St Edmunds),
Cllr Rebecca Hopfensperger
(SCC Cabinet Member responsible for Equalities and Inclusion)
Steve Steeds
Director of Higher Education,  West Suffolk College)


[Photograph by kind permission of the Bury Free Press]

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