Cornwall Faith Forum and Covid 19 – Message from Andrew Yates, Chair

Andrew Yates, Chair of the Cornwall Faith Forum, shares the following message:

“As members of Cornwall Faith Communities we join whole heartedly in the thanks for those who are working so hard to enable us to get through this testing time: NHS and care workers; emergency response services; providers of food, medicine and other vital goods; those in government and officials; and the many others who may not be classed as ‘essential workers’ but make all the difference to our daily lives.

Sadly, COVID-19 will bring many more deaths. It is our hope that deaths of people of different faiths and beliefs are handled sensitively and that there is not friction over arrangements. It is vital that this matter is handled well. Faith communities stand ready to work with local authorities toward that end.
We also know that as the days go by there will be ever more stories of kindness and active compassion. It is our hope and our prayer that these will far outweigh the challenges and that we will emerge on the other side of the epidemic as a better connected and more empathetic society, ready to move forward together on the basis of our experience in positive ways.

As members of Cornwall Faith Communities we join whole heartedly in the thanks for those who are working so hard to enable us to get through this testing time: NHS and care workers; emergency response services; providers of food, medicine and other vital goods; those in government and officials; and the many others who may not be classed as ‘essential workers’ but make all the difference to our daily lives.

Sadly, COVID-19 will bring many more deaths.  It is our hope that deaths of people of different faiths and beliefs are handled sensitively and that there is not friction over arrangements.  It is vital that this matter is handled well. Faith communities stand ready to work with local authorities toward that end.

We also know that as the days go by there will be ever more stories of kindness and active compassion. It is our hope and our prayer that these will far outweigh the challenges and that we will emerge on the other side of the epidemic as a better connected and more empathetic society, ready to move forward together on the basis of our experience in positive ways”.