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This page contains a list of some of the inter faith events and activities taking place across the UK.

Wednesday 16 January

May in the Qu’ran - Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group

Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 16 January.  The meeting will be led by Ahmad Achtar, a Muslim scholar, who will be speaking on Mary in the Qu’ran.  It is being held from 4pm to 5pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, SW1P 1EP. For more information, contact John Woodhouse by text on 07908 888 586 or by email on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 19 January

Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy: Striking A Just, Reasonable Balance - Hull and East Riding

Hull and East Riding is holding its next meeting on Tuesday 19 January on the theme of ‘Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy: Striking A Just, Reasonable Balance’.   The discussion will be led by Professor Cohen-Almagor, Chair in Politics, Reach Out Director, and Director of the Middle East Study Group at the University of Hull.  The meeting is being held at 4.30pm at Guildhall, Lowgate, Hull HU1 2AA.  For further information, visit https://heri-online.org/forthcoming-meetings/.

Saturday 19 January

Who cares? Health and Social Care Today - Woking Debates

Woking Action for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Surrey Faith Links, Woking LA21, Woking Quakers and Woking People of Faith are holding the next in the series of the Woking Debates on “Who cares? Health and Social Care today” on Saturday 19 January. The event will take place at Christ Church, Jubilee Square, Woking, GU21 6YG from 11am to 12.30pm with refreshments available from 10.30am.  For more information, contact Ketih Scott at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01483 824980.

Tuesday 22 January

Bringing All of Us Together - Women’s Interfaith Network and All of Us Schools’ Campaign

The Women’s Interfaith Network and All of Us Schools’ Campaign are holding a panel on the topic ‘Bringing All of Us Together’ on Tuesday 22 January.  It will take place from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the London Living Room, City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA. For further information, contact Ruth Wilkinson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or book a ticket at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bringing-all-of-us-together-building-bridges-tickets-51517715875?aff=ebdssbdestsearch.

Tuesday 22 January

Christian Jewish Dialogue in the Religious Landscape of Today - Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

The Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is holding a discussion on Christian Jewish Dialogue in the Religious Landscape of Today with Archbishop Kevin McDonald on Tuesday 22 January. The event will take place at the Sion Centre, 34 Chepstow Villas, London W11 2QZ from 2pm to 4pm. Tea and coffee will be available from 1.30pm. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 22 January

Share Faith Share Food women’s event - Building Bridges in Burnley

Building Bridges in Burnley is holding a women’s “Share Faith Share Food” event on Tuesday 22 January. It is being held from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Faith Centre, Barden Campus, Barden Lane, BB10 1JD. One of the members will share her story of being involved in the Warrington Peace Centre. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 23 January

Brahma Kumari and Sikh Attitudes to Violence - Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship

Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship is holding a talk on ‘Brahma Kumari and Sikh Attitudes to Violence’ on Wednesday 23 January. Dr Jane Kay and Dr Jasjit Singh, both of the University of Leeds, will be speaking.   It is being held at 7.30pm at the Brahma Kumari Administration Centre, 241 Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5LQ.  For more information, contact John Summerwill on 0113 269 7895 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 24 January

Food and Friendship dinner - Sheffield Interfaith

Sheffield Interfaith is holding a Food and Friendship dinner on Thursday 24 January. The event is a bring and share dinner being held from 6pm to 8pm at Shirley House Interfaith Centre, 31 Psalter Lane, S11 8YL.  For more information, visit https://sheffieldinterfaith.org.uk/category/events/.

Wednesday 30 January

Does Religion Have a Place in the 21st Century? - London Inter Faith Centre

The London Inter Faith Centre is holding the first seminar of a six week series around the question “Does Religion Have a Place in the 21st Century?” on Wednesday 30 January. The event will take place at St Anne’s and St Andrew’s Church, 125 Salusbury Road, NW6 6RG from 2pm to 3.30pm. There is a fee to attend. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit http://londoninterfaith.org.uk/.

Sunday 3 February

Reading Sacred Places: New Approaches to Interreligious Understanding - Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

The Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is holding the first event in its series on ‘Reading Sacred Places: New Approaches to Interreligious Understanding’ on Sunday 3 February. The talk will be given by Professor Michael Barnes SJ. It will take place at the Sion Centre, 34 Chepstow Villas, London W11 2QZ from 2pm to 4pm. Tea and coffee will already be available from 1.30pm. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunday 3 February

Inter Faith Service for World Interfaith Harmony Week - South Lakeland Interfaith Forum

The South Lakeland Interfaith Forum is holding an Inter Faith Service  for World Interfaith Harmony Week on Sunday 3 February. The service will take place at Kendal Unitarian Chapel, Market Pl, Kendal LA9 4TN at 11 am. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sunday 3 February

Show and Tell Afternoon Tea and Tour - World Interfaith Harmony Week - Interfaith Glasgow

Interfaith Glasgow is holding a 'Show and Tell' Afternoon Tea and Tour’ on Sunday 3 February to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. People of all religions and none are welcome. Guests from different faith and belief backgrounds are invited to bring along an object which relates to their religious practice, spiritual outlook, or ethical values; which they can discuss with one another in order to facilitate interfaith friendship-building and increase mutual understanding of the diversity of faith and belief within the South East. Tea, coffee and cake are provided, as well as a tour of the Hidden Gardens.  The event will take place at The Hidden Gardens, 25A Albert Drive, Pollokshields, Glasgow, G41 2NH from 1pm to 3.30pm. For more information and to register, visit https://wihw-show-and-tell.eventbrite.co.uk.

Monday 4 February

Secular Buddhism - Multifaith Chapel and Library at the Burngreave Ashram

The Multifaith Chapel and Library at the Burngreave Ashram is holdings its next inter faith session on Monday 4 February.  The theme will be ‘Secular Buddhism’ and the presenter will be Chris Holmes. There is a ‘bring and share’ lunch at 12.30pm followed by the seminar from 1.15pm to 2.30pm. It is being held at Burngreave Ashram, 86 Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 7LG. For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 0114 272 7144.

Tuesday 5 February

On forgiveness and reconciliation: learning and growing in our human abilities for peace - St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is holding an evening ‘On Forgiveness and reconciliation: learning and growing in our human abilities for peace’ with Dr Juanma Robles on Tuesday 5 February. The event will take place at St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate, London, EC2N 4AG from 7.00pm to 9.00pm. There is a fee to attend. For more information visit https://stethelburgas.org/event/on-forgiveness-and-reconciliation-learning-and-growing-in-our-human-abilities-for-peace/ or call 020 7496 1610.

Tuesday 5 February

Faiths and Ageing - York Interfaith Group

York Interfaith Group is holding a meeting on ‘Faiths and Ageing’ on Tuesday 5 February. The meeting will be chaired by the Revd Dr Michael Chester, and the Revd Dr Keith R Albans, Superintendent Minister on the York Circuit of Methodist Churches, will be speaking. It will be held in the Hudson Room, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA from 7.30pm to 9pm.  For more information email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit www.yorkinterfaith.org

Thursday 7 February

Can female leadership be a force for change and renewal in religion? - Guildford and Godalming Interfaith Forum

Guildford and Godalming Interfaith Forum is holding an event on the topic “Can female leadership be a force for change and renewal in religion?” to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week on Thursday 7 February.  It will be held at St Nicholas Church, Guildford at 7pm. For more information, contact Carolyn Neogi at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on 01483 415 773.  

Thursday 7 February

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week takes place in the first week of February.  It is a UN recognised Week which was proposed to the UN General Assembly by HM King Abdullah of Jordan.  The first UN World Interfaith Harmony Week took place in February 2011.  For further information, visit http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com

Tuesday 12 February

Can faith institutions save our planet? - Woking People of Faith

Woking People of Faith is holding a discussion on ‘Can Faith Institutions Save Our Planet?’ on Tuesday 12 February, at 7pm, at HG Wells Conference Centre, Woking.  Bishop of Guildford, Andrew Watson will speak from a Christian perspective and Shaukat Warraich, Founder and CEO of Faith Associates, will speak from the Islamic perspective. To book a ticket, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/can-faith-institutions-save-our-planet-tickets-53534072853 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.    

Monday 18 February

Poetry and Praise - Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship

Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship is holding an evening of ‘Poetry and Praise’ on Monday 18 February at 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9DX. Those attending are asked to bring their favourite passages of spiritually uplifting poetry or prose to share. For more information, contact John Summerwill on 0113 269 7895 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 19 February

Religion, atheism and the varieties of the good life - Sheffield University and Sheffield Cathedral

The Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield in partnership with Sheffield Cathedral is holding a talk entitled ‘Religion, atheism and the varieties of the good life’ on Tuesday 19 February 2019 from 7.30pm to 9pm, at Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA. John Gray will give a lecture examining the history of atheism over the past several centuries, and asking which morality atheists should follow. This will be the second event in the series of talks: ‘God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics’. The series is intended for a general audience, and will consider the relation between religious thinking and traditions, and ethics. All are welcome and there is no need to register. For more information, visit https://sheffieldinterfaith.org.uk/category/events/.

Tuesday 19 February

Visit to West London Synagogue - Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum

Elmbridge Multi-Faith is organising a visit to the West London Synagogue on Tuesday 19 February. The coach leaves Thames Ditton Centre, Mercer Close, Thames Dittion, KT7 0BS at 9.30am and arrives back to the centre at 4pm. The number of seats is limited and there is a fee for transportation. For more information or to register, contact Geoffrey Morris at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01932 868454.

Tuesday 19 February

AGM - Watford Inter Faith Association

Watford Inter Faith Association is holding its annual general meeting on Tuesday 19 February from 7pm. The Chief Inspector of the Watford area of Hertfordshire Constabulary will speak. Frances Novillo, the town centre chaplain, will also give a short address. All are welcome and the event includes refreshments. For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 20 February

Jonathan Gorsky - Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group

Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group is holding its next meeting on Wednesday 20 February. The meeting will be led by Jewish scholar, Jonathan Gorsky.   It is being held from 4pm to 5pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, SW1P 1EP. For more information, contact John Woodhouse by text on 07908 888 586 or by email on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunday 24 February

Diverse Doors Open Day - Bristol Multi-Faith Forum

The Bristol Multi-Faith Forum is holding a Diverse Doors Open Day on Sunday 24 February. This day offers the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship and discovr the many faith communities that exist in Bristol. To take part, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or call 07789 04267.

Sunday 3 March

Visit My Mosque Day - Muslim Council of Britain

Visit My Mosque Day 2019, led by the Muslim Council of Britain, will take place on Sunday 3 March.  Over 200 mosques will be holding open days and welcoming in their neighbours from other communities.  For further information, visit www.visitmymosque.org


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