The Faith exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral (& a six-foot high portrait of my face..)

Dispirited

I was honoured to be featured by the fantastic Gloucester-based artist Russell Haines in his current Faith exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. He had decided early in the project that an atheist voice/faith was going to be part of the mosaic of ideas and beliefs that his project explores.

The project attracted some controversy, after part of the opening involved a Muslim call tofile-27-01-2017-19-09-36prayer (in a side area, that is not considered part of the Cathedral Sacred worship area), with most outraged commentators ignoring the fact that there was also an atheist Pagan blessing as well (and a Christian one). The Dean of Cathedral made a statement. I have nothing to add, and don’t think the objections deserve any further amplification here.

What I will say is that although I am usually a bit sceptical of some inter-faith activities, as “why can’t we all just be nice to each other”…

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