UNLESS my research is letting me down, I can find no evidence of any interfaith group in Craven.

Such groups do exist outside our boundaries – in Keighley, York and Leeds, but not in Craven. This is a pity, as Inter Faith Week has just ended and, in light of the current war in the Middle East, an opportunity has been missed.

I am not discounting the value of meetings and vigils which have taken place, demonstrating the urge to witness for peace as we struggle to understand and to find ways forward. A statement of solidarity with those who suffer would also be welcome, even in this small corner of the world.

As tensions spill over into UK towns and cities, it is all the more important that we come together to work for supportive neighbourly relations and the common good.

Celia Midgley