Reflection helps councillors

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IN REPLYING to your invitation to respond to the article about prayers before council meetings, may I offer also an invitation to all those of faith and those of none to give space and understanding to people who are different from themselves.

Each has much to offer the other because thoughts and life experiences are unique to each person.

On my kitchen cupboard door hangs a saying, ‘Welcome each other in humility, honour each other in humanity’ – a wonderful foundation for working for world peace and perhaps a good guideline for the British Humanist Association and others who are extreme in their belief.

Time for reflection before council meetings, held together or separately, surely helps members to bring their best to the issues of the day in listening and in speaking.

PATRICIA SMITH

Church Road, Horsham