Daryl Bennett

Mayor of Peterborough

The Abraham Festival is in part a symbolic tent that is thrown open for people of different faiths to join together for celebrations and conversations.

It strengthens/nurtures understanding, acceptance and friendship. It helps to define who we are as a community because it’s how we treat each other that will truly guide our future as a community.

By building these relationships, the Abraham Festival contributes to the creation of a welcoming, progressive and prosperous community.

Father Paul Massel

Faith Animator and Chaplain at the Catholic Education Centre

There are moments in each of our lives when we feel part of something extremely important. I felt that 15 years ago being a founding member of Peterborough’s Abraham Festival.

More than ever today, people misunderstand others simply because they are different. And like the three Abrahamic faiths, we often fail to see the greater unity there and to celebrate our diversity.

We need to continue our work. The world depends on it!