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Sunday 30 April

Faith in Science - University of Derby

The University of Derby is holding a series of public lectures during May exploring 'Faith in Science'.  There is a launch event on Sunday 30 April when the Rt Revd Richard Cheetham, Bishop of Kingston, will be speaking on 'Does Science need God? Does God need Science?' at Derby Cathedral.  The lectures take place at 5.45pm on Tuesday 2 May with Professor David Wilkinson speaking on 'God and the Big Bang'; at 7pm on Wednesday 10 May with Professor Alister McGrath speaking on 'Science, Faith and post-truth'; at 5.45pm on Tuesday 23 May with Professor Denis Alexander speaking on 'Is there more to life than genes?'; and at 5.45pm on Wednesday 30 May with Dr Martin Buzza speaking on 'Hasn't Science disproved God?'.   For further information on venues and to book tickets, visit www.derby.ac.uk/newsevents/events.

 

Monday 1 May

Faith inspired social action weekend - Bristol Noise

Bristol Noise is organising a weekend of faith inspired social action from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May.  Bristol Noise is a charity committed to serving in urban estate communities.   Their website gives information on activities being held at various locations around the city that weekend - www.thenoise.org.uk/index.php/weekend.  For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 0117 9791399.

Monday 1 May

Meditation/Prayer lunch and seminar - Burngreave Ashram Multifaith chapel & Library

Burngreave Ashram Multifaith Chapel & Library is hosting its next Meditation/Prayer lunch and seminar on Monday 1 May from 12pm to 2.30pm. The meditation and prayer will be led by Nirmal Fernando and the seminar ‘Eclectic Practice’ led by Geoff Roberts. It is being held at 86 Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 7LG.  For further information, contact on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 07932017929 or 01142436688.

Tuesday 2 May

Meeting Sikhs, exploring Sikhism - York Interfaith Group

York Interfaith Group is holding an event on Tuesday 2 May.  It will begin with a ‘Bring and Share’ Meal with Music from 5.30pm to 7.30pm and will then be followed at 7.30pm by its Monthly Meeting, for which the theme is ‘Meeting Sikhs, exploring Sikhism’. It is being held at the York Medical Society Rooms, 23 Stonegate, York YO1 8AW.  For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday 3 May

The Role of Faith in Social Change Movements - University of Bristol Multi Faith Chaplaincy

University of Bristol Multi Faith Chaplaincy is hosting the Anne Spencer Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 3 May.  The lecture will be given by Ruth Hunt of Stonewall on ‘The Role of Faith in Social Change Movements’.  It is being held from 6pm to 7.30pm in the Great Hall at the University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Bristol BS8 1RJ.  Booking is required at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/anne-spencer-memorial-lecture-tickets-31287225935

Wednesday 3 May

The Importance of Jewish Christian Relations in Education - Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

The Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is holding a Study Day on Wednesday 3 May on 'The Importance of Jewish Christian Relations in Education'.   The speakers will be Fr Peter Cullen, Catholic Chaplain at Sheffied University, and Jonathan Gorsky, Lecturer in Jewish Studies at Heythrop College.  The day runs from 11am to 3.15pm and there is a suggested donation.  For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thursday 4 May

AGM - South Lakeland Interfaith Forum

South Lakeland Interfaith Forum will be holding its AGM on Thursday 4 May.  There will be an update on topics including use of social media, faith community involvement in helping victims of modern slavery, how faith can help mental health issues and plans for this year’s Inter Faith Week.  The AGM takes place at 7pm.  For further information, contact Liz Grove at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thursday 4 May

Respect - Faiths Together in Croydon

Faiths Together in Croydon is holding its next open event on the evening of Thursday 4 May.  The event will be on the theme of 'Respect'.   Further details will be available in due course at http://www.faithstogetherincroydon.org.uk/

Thursday 4 May

Exploring religion through places, practices, texts and experiences - Interfaith MK

Interfaith MK is holding its next meeting on Thursday 4 May.  A presentation will be given at the meeting by Professor Graham Harvey on 'Exploring religion through places, practices, texts and experiences - introducing Religious Studies at the Open University'.   It is being held at 7.30pm in the Christodoulou Meeting Room on the 1st floor of the Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA.   For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sunday 7 May

How we can be enriched by diversity - Welwyn Hatfield Interfaith Group

Welwyn Hatfield Interfaith Group is holding a half day conference on Sunday 7 May. The discussion will be about how we can be enriched by diversity – building a multicultural, multi ethnic and multi faith society.   This will be followed by shared finger buffet.  The speakers will be Jenny Kartupelis, Jim McManus, Michal Siewniak, and Sughra Ahmed. This is being held from 2pm to 6pm at the Focolare Centre for Unity, Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6JG.  For further information, contact Paul at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Theresa at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tuesday 9 May

Come Dine event - Nottingham InterFaith Council

Nottingham InterFaith Council is holding its next ‘Come Dine’ event on Tuesday 9 May.   This is an opportunity to bring a friend, make new friends, chat and share food.  It takes place at 7pm at the Friends Meeting House, 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD.  For further information and to book a place, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Tuesday 9 May

Open Forum Meeting - Bristol Multi Faith Forum

Bristol Multi Faith Forum is holding its next Open Forum on Tuesday 9 May.   The evening will include networking and general discussion.   It is being held from 6pm to 8.30pm at the Barton Hill Settlement, 43 Ducie Road, Bristol BS5 0AX.  For further information and to book a place, contact Lily Khandker at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 07789 040267.

Tuesday 9 May

Who is My Neighbour - Sheffield Interfaith

Sheffield Interfaith is holding its AGM on Tuesday 9 May.  Following the AGM there will be two speakers from the Who is My Neighbour project.   The meeting is being held at 6.45pm at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL.  There will be refreshments beforehand from 6pm.  For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 0114 267 8289.

Wednesday 10 May

Invest in Peace - Board of Deputies of British Jews & Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

The Board of Deputies of British Jews, in partnership with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, is hosting a series of ‘Invest in Peace’ events.  Hosted by churches and synagogues, this initiative invites communities to come together to support Israeli-Palestinian peacebuilding.   The events will be addressed by Robi Damelin and Bassam Aramin, both of whom have lost children in the conflict and are now part of The Parents Circle – Familes Forum.  Events take place in West Hampstead at 7pm on Tuesday 9 May (https://hampstead.eventbrite.co.uk); in Central London at 12.15pm on Wednesday 10 May (https://hindestreet.eventbrite.co.uk); and in Muswell Hill at 7pm on Wednesday 10 May (https://muswellhillevent.eventbrite.co.uk).  For further information, contact the Board of Deputies’ Interfaith and Social Action Officer, Anthony Silkoff, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday 10 May

Security in places of worship - Historic England

Historic England is holding a workshop on security in places of worship on Wednesday 10 May. The workshop will include a session with Edit Borit, Deputy Head of Security & Emergency Planning, Westminster Abbey. There will also be a representative from the Home Office speaking about the Places of Worship: security funding scheme and Christina Emerson, from the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of Church of England, a member of the security funding scheme panel. The workshop will include a discussion on disaster planning led by Historic England staff, and offer the opportunity to learn about and discuss security issues. This is being held from 1.45pm to 3.45pm at Historic England office, 1 Waterhouse Square, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2ST. To book for the event or for further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

Wednesday 10 May

The life of Huston Smith - World Congress of Faiths

World Congress of Faiths is holding its AGM on Wednesday 10 May. This will be followed by a lecture by the Revd Dr Richard Boeke, Vice President of WCF, on the life of Huston Smith, author of The World’s Religions.  Booking is essential. This is being held from 5pm to 8pm at The Buddhist Society, 58 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PH. To book a place or for further information, visit https://wcf-agm2017.eventbrite.co.uk, or contact Jenny Kartupelis on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday 10 May

Interfaith Worship: Can we Pray Together? - Voices of Faith

Voices of Faith is holding an event on Wednesday 10 May entitled ‘Interfaith Worship: Can we Pray Together?’.   Speakers will include Kirtida Dasi, Andii Bowsher and Victor Ball.  It takes place from 6pm to 8.30pm at the ISKCON Temple, 304 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6AR.  For further information, and to confirm attendance, contact Josie Pinnegar on 0191 270 4142 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 10 May

God and Science - Torbay Interfaith Forum

Torbay Interfaith Forum is holding a series of talks on the second Wednesday of the month. The next talk is on Wednesday 10 May entitled ‘God and Science’. The speaker will be Tony Watkins. This is being held at 7.30pm at the Friends’ Meeting House, 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 SRT.  It will be followed by refreshments.  For further information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thursday 11 May

Multi Faith Trail - Bristol Multi Faith Forum

Bristol Multi Faith Forum, in partnership with Bristol City Council Health Improvement Team, is organising a Multi Faith Trail on Thursday 11 May.  The Trail will include visits to 3 places of worship and begins at the Coptic Orthodox Church on Blackswarth Road at 10.30am. Each visit will last 45 minutes and the Trail will end at 1.45pm.  For further information, contact Lily Khandker at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on 07789 040267.

Sunday 14 May

Celebration Barnet Unity in the Community - Barnet Multi Faith Forum and the Unity of Faiths Foundation

Barnet Multi Faith Forum, together with The Unity of Faiths Foundation, is holding an event entitled ‘Celebration Barnet Unity in the Community’, a Festival of Faith and Culture, on Sunday 14 May. The event will run from 12pm to 6pm and will be filled with music, dance, art, sport and food to enjoy, play and learn from each other’s different faith traditions and culture. This is being held at the Burnt Oak Leisure Centre, Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, London HA8 0NP.  To register, visit http://www.cbfestival.co.uk.  For further information or to take part, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sunday 14 May

Picnic - Nottingham InterFaith Council

Nottingham InterFaith Council is holding a picnic on Sunday 14 May in Wollaton Park.  This will be a ‘bring and share’ food event with games for children.  Timings and further details will follow shortly.  For more information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Monday 15 May

Signpost - Christian volunteering - Waveney Interfaith Circle

Waveney Interfaith Circle is holding themed ‘talking’ meetings every month for anyone interested in learning about the beliefs and traditions of other faiths through friendly informal contact with those who are familiar with them. The next meeting is on Monday 15 May. The theme of the meeting is ‘Signpost – Christian volunteering from Gunton Baptist Church’ and the speaker Phil Riley will talk about the charities and enterprises based at the church on Hollingsworth Road. This is being held at 7.30pm at St Margaret’s Church Centre, 147 Hollingsworth Rd, Lowestoft NR32 4BW. For further information, contact Rose Norgate on 01502 712369.

Monday 15 May

Dementia Awareness afternoon - Burnley Building Bridges and Burnley Seniors’ Forum

Building Bridges in Burnley and Burnley Seniors’ Forum are holding a Dementia Awareness afternoon on Monday 15 May. There will be a soup & sandwich lunch, followed by a talk to increase dementia awareness. This event is open to all and is being held from 12pm to 2.30pm at the Chai Centre, Hurtley Street, Burnley, BB10 2BY. For further information, contact Bea Foster on 07875 517043 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday 17 May

Shalom-Salaam - Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship

Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship is holding its AGM on Wednesday 17 May. There will be a presentation ‘Shalom-Salaam’ by Hilary Curwen and Salma Arif of Nisa-Nashim, a Jewish-Muslim Women’s Group. This is being held at 7.30pm at the Leeds Language Academy, 14A Woodsley Road, LS3 1DT. For further information, contact John Summerwill on 01132697895 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 18 May

Commonalities between the Abrahamic religions - Crawley Interfaith Network

Crawley Interfaith Network is holding a talk entitled ‘Commonalities between the Abrahamic Religions’ on Thursday 18 May. The speaker will be Michael Harris, Eastbourne Faiths Forum and World Congress of Faiths. This is being held from 7pm to 9pm at the Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Courts, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD.  For further information, contact Iyad Daoud at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01293 883372.

Saturday 20 May

Annual Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace - Westminster Interfaith

Westminster Interfaith’s 32nd Annual Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace will take place in North London and Hertfordshire on Saturday 20 May.  The day will run from 9am to 6pm and there will be visits to the Jain Temple, nears Potters Bar, Bhaktivedanta Manor (Hindu Temple) near Hemel Hemstead, a Gurdwara, a Mosque, a RC Church and Centre for Spirituality in North London. There will also be a brief visit to the Shoghi Effendi Memorial. Coaches will be used to take everyone from one place of worship to another. There is a fee to attend. To book a place on the coach, email Jon at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 02079316028 or 07527758729 or 07889536957. For North London, email Elizabeth at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call on 02072728048. For Hertfordshire, email Margaret on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call on 01442269440.

Saturday 20 May

Pray for Peace - Department for Interreligious Relations of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle

The Department for Interreligious Relations of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle is holding a joint Christian/Muslim visit to ‘Pray for Peace’ on Saturday 20 May. This is a women and young children event only. Everyone will meet at the St. Mary’s Chapel and share readings about Mary from the Bible and the Quran, some hymns and prayers for peace. This will be followed by a visit to the Holy Name parish hall for some vegetarian refreshments. This takes place at 1.30pm at St. Mary’s Chapel, Reid Park Road, Jesmond, Newcastle Upon Tyne. For further information, contact Maria Mackenzie on 01912859651 or 07796372316.

Monday 22 May

Ubuntu Sowing Seeds of Solidarity - Luton Council of Faiths, Grassroots, Near Neighbours, Cultural Kinetics

Luton Council of Faiths, Grassroots, Near Neighbours and Cultural Kinetics are holding a series of workshops entitled ‘Ubuntu Sowing Seeds of Solidarity’. The first session is on Monday 22 May. The theme of the workshop is ‘Awareness of Us’. Refreshments will be provided. Booking is essential. This is being held from 6.30pm to 9pm at the High Town Methodist Church Front Hall, 47 High Town Road, Luton LU2 0BW. To book a place or for further information, contact Ciaran O’Brien at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 01582 416946.

Tuesday 23 May

Women of Spirit - Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is holding a Study Day on Tuesday 23 May. The event entitled ‘Women of Spirit’ will be led by Rabbi Jackie Tabick, the first female Rabbi to be ordained in the UK. She will be sharing her journey to the rabbinate and leading a study of the Book of Ruth. There is a suggested donation. This is being held from 10.30am to 3.15pm at the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter, 34 Chepstow Villas, London, W11 2QZ. For further information, contact on 02073138286 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunday 28 May

Multi faith art exhibition - Brighton Festival

Part of this year's Brighton Festival includes an art exhibition of multimedia works inspired by Jewish, Islamic, Daoist, Hindu and Christian traditions.  The exhibition will be held at the Brighton and Hove Progressive Synagogue, 6 Lansdowne Road, Hove BN3 1FF and is open each Sunday during May from 11am to 5pm.   At 3.30pm each Sunday the artists will talk about their work.  On Sunday 7 May Tracey Wideman will be talking about Christian icons; on Sunday 14 May Andrew Franks will discuss ceramics, wood carvings and miniatures inspired by Islamic sacred art traditions; on Sunday 21 May Sandra Hill be explaining her work inspired by Daoism and Hindusim; and on Sunday 28 May Jess Wood will be talking about Jewish paintings and icons.

Friday 30 June

Waterloo Festival photography exhibition - St John’s Waterloo

St John's Waterloo will be holding this year's Waterloo Festival throughout June.   Its theme is Sacred Spaces.   Throughout the month an exhibition of photographs by Richard Slater will be on display in the main church (Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY).  These photographs show London's many and varied faith communities and places of worship and are a celebration of faith and sacred space in a global city.  For further information, visit https://www.waterloofestival.com/space-structure.

Sunday 12 – Sunday 19 November

Inter Faith Week 2017

Inter Faith Week is an incredibly important time in the year for inter faith learning, interaction, cooperation and celebration. It allows communities to highlight the achievements of local inter faith and faith based groups, and strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels.

Having a week that is dedicated to inter faith activity helps inter faith initiatives to reach a wider audience, so that more people are made aware of the importance of this vital work, and are able to participate in it.

This year, Inter Faith Week will take place from Sunday 12 to Sunday 19 November. Anyone can take part in the Week and hold events themselves. Our Inter Faith Week website at http://www.interfaithweek.org has all the information you need, as well as ideas and inspiration for how you can get involved.


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