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Recovery College students visit a Hindu Temple!

Group photo NewA fantastic new initiative has launched at the Recovery College this term, in conjunction with the Trust's Spiritual Care Team! This inspiring new programme consists of visits to local faith communities to discover and understand more about the perspectives and lives of those around us, who make up the diverse faith and cultural communities of the Black Country and also represented in the Trust.

These visits offer an opportunity to our students to experience what happens in these special buildings, hear more about different faith practices, have the chance to ask questions and sample some delicious food!

Last week, a group of students and chaplains went to the Shree Krishna Mandir Temple in West Bromwich with the Trust’s Hindu Chaplain Rakesh Bhatt and Spiritual Care Team Lead Emma Louis. They were treated to an informative tour of the beautiful building and learnt some of its history. The group found the experience fascinating, as they were able to take part in a time of prayer and blessing and then share food with the older people at their weekly lunch gathering.

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Last month the group visited a Sikh Gurdwara and their next adventure will be at a mosque and a Buddhist temple. If you are interested in finding out more about the visits, please get in touch with the Recovery College or the Spiritual Care Team.