Crawley MP to give public talk on politics and faith

jpco-12-3-14 Crawley MP, Henry Smith, has branded the image of Queen's Square as not being good enough for the standard local consumers and shoppers visiting the town should expect. (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-141003-110032001
jpco-12-3-14 Crawley MP, Henry Smith, has branded the image of Queen's Square as not being good enough for the standard local consumers and shoppers visiting the town should expect. (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-141003-110032001

Crawley MP Henry Smith will give a talk on the relationship between politics and faith.

People are invited to the Crawley Interfaith Network (CIN) talk at Holy Trinity School at 7pm on Thursday (February 5).

The Christian MP’s half-hour talk, ‘The State, Politics and Faith’ will be followed by a question and answer session.

CIN decided to hold the talk in the school’s hall to allow for a bigger audience.

Its talks are normally attended by some 20 people in The Orchard, Southgate.

Iyad Daoud, chairman of CIN, expected it would be attended by around twice as many people than normal because Henry Smith was well known in the town.

On the talks, Iyad, 70, of Pound Hill, said: “It’s really important because we live, which I love, in Crawley which has got such a diverse group of people.

“Faith is important to people and politics is also important so I think it’s relevant to the various people in Crawley to have some idea of what the thinking is - specifically of people who are officials in the government.”

The event in Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, will last for two hours.

Refreshments will be provided.