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This page contains a list of inter faith events and activities.

Sunday 5 – Saturday 25 March

Film Festival ‘Belief and Beyond Belief’ - The Southbank Centre, London

The Southbank Centre, London is running a festival throughout 2017 entitled ‘Belief and Beyond Belief’. The festival aims to question “what it means to be human by exploring the outpouring of music, art, science, philosophy and ritual stimulated by religion”. The third section of the festival, running from 4 to 25 March, focuses on ‘How Do We Live with Death’. For further information, visit https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/belief-and-beyond-belief.

Saturday 25 March

AGM and GreenSpirit presentation - Horsham Interfaith Forum

Horsham Interfaith Forum is holding its next AGM on Saturday 25 March at 1pm. This will be followed by a talk by Ian Mowll, Co-ordinator of GreenSpirit UK. This is being held at the United Reformed Church, 45 Springfield Road, Horsham, RH12 1PT. For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thursday 9 – Saturday 25 March

‘Sexuality, Gender Identity and Belief’ shared conversations - St Philip’s Centre Leicester

The St Philip’s Centre is holding a series of ‘shared conversations’ as part of its project on its ‘Sexuality, Gender Identity and Belief: The Leicester Approach’. The project is in conjunction with Trade Sexual Health and Leicester City Council. The conversations will be taking place from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 9 March (at the Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St), from 3pm to 5pm on Thursday 16 March and 11am to 1pm on Saturday 25 March (both at the Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre, Rothly St). A ‘safe space’ agreement will be implemented at each conversation. Places are limited and booking is essential. Further information on the project and event booking links are at http://www.tradesexualhealth.com/support/SGIB-Leicester.html.

Saturday 25 March

Identity workshops - Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby

Multi-Faith Centre at the University of Derby is holding a series of workshops on Saturday 25 March from 10am to 1pm. The theme of the workshops will be focussed on ‘What is your identity? How do you identify? In fact does that even matter?’ The facilitators will bring a range of stimuli and activities to structure the discussions and conversations. It will be particularly useful to practitioners who are working with young people but also appeal to parents and practitioners working in the wider community. Refreshments will be provided. This is being held at the Multi-Faith Centre at University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, DE22 1GB.  To register, or for further information, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/identity-what-box-do-you-tick-does-it-matter-tickets-32651166518

Monday 27 March

It Could Be Verse - Sheffield Interfaith

Sheffield Interfaith is holding an event on Monday 27 March.  This will be an evening of comic verses and sketches, entitled ‘It Could Be Verse’ and performed by Ray Lawrence and Friends.   There will be refreshments available at this event which is an opportunity to socialise with people from other faith communities and to raise funds for the St Luke’s Hospice and Shirley House Interfaith Centre.  There is a charge to attend.  It is being held at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL.  For further information, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or ring 0114 267 8289. 

Thursday 30 March

Interfaith Climate Symposium

The second Interfaith Climate Symposium is taking place on Thursday 30 March.  The event will consider how local action on climate change can be harnessed to change global action and how local cooperation can be celebrated and encouraged.  Speakers include Marilyn Hall of the Birmingham Interfaith Climate Change Movement, Imam Ajmal Masroor and Rabbi Moshe Freedman.   It takes place from 5pm to 9pm at the New West End Synagogue, St Petersburg Place, London W2 4JT.  There is a charge to attend which includes supper.  For further information, and to book, visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/interfaithclimatesymposium

Thursday 30 March

Lord Mayor’s Civic Inter-Faith Celebration - Bristol Inter Faith Group

Bristol Inter Faith Group is facilitating the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Civic Inter-Faith Celebration on Thursday 30 March at 7pm.  The celebration will include readings, music, prayer and song from different faith traditions. This is being held at the City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR. For further information and to book tickets, contact Peter Watts at the Mansion House on 01179031450, or Bernard Omar from Bristol Inter Faith Group on 01454775454.

Thursday 30 March

Conversation on Abrahamic Faiths - Luton Council of Faiths, Grassroots and Near Neighbours

Luton Council of Faiths, Grassroots and Near Neighbours are holding an event on Thursday 30 March from 7pm to 9pm. The evening will include conversation and sharing about the Abrahamic faiths, their differences and similarities. The guest speakers will be Rehana Faisal, Brian Green and Monsignor Kevin McGinnell. Booking is essential. This is being held at the Holy Ghost RC Parish Church, 33 Westbourne Road, Luton LU4 8JD. To book a place or for further information, contact Ciaran O’Brien on 01582 416 946 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Saturday 1 April

Inter-faith Pilgrimage - Wisbech Interfaith Forum and Peterborough Inter Faith Council

Wisbech Interfaith Forum and Peterborough Inter Faith Council are organising the second inter-faith pilgrimage to Walsingham on Saturday 1 April. The day runs from 11.30am to 4pm and will start with the arrival at the Roman Catholic Shrine (Houghton St Giles), followed with a pilgrim mass; lunch; introduction to the pilgrimage and blessing; pilgrimage walk from the Roman Catholic Shrine along the pilgrim way to Little Walsingham; Anglican Shrine: reflections and the sprinkling. Coaches will transport those unable to manage the 1.5 mile walk into Walsingham. For registering for the coaches, or any other travel options, contact Zahid Akbar on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call on 0771131178. For further information, visit www.wisbechinterfaith.btck.co.uk

Saturday 1 April

Mental Health Awareness and Guidance - North Kent Council for Inter-Faith Relations

North Kent Council for Inter-Faith Relations is holding a training day for faith communities on Saturday 1 April on Mental Health Awareness and Guidance.  The event takes place from 9.30am to 12 noon and will be led by psychiatrist Dr Saliha Nazir and Mental Health Care Chaplain the Revd Ruth Bierbaum.  It is being held in Asda’s Community Room, Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend DA11 0DQ.  For further information, contact 01622 722180.

Monday 3 April

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 3 April from 12pm to 2.30pm. The meditation will be led by Shelly Hinson and the seminar on ‘Methodism and Buddhism’ led by Nirmal Fernando. 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 4 April

Seeing Islam - Muslims in a Diverse Community - Interfaith North-West

Interfaith North-West is holding its next open meeting on Tuesday 4 April at 7pm. The theme of the meeting will be ‘Seeing Islam – Muslims in a Diverse Community’. The guest speaker is Dr Chris Hewer, a theologian and author on Christian-Muslim relations and Dialogue. This is being held at the Playhouse, 5-7 Artillery St, Londonderry, Northern Ireland BT48 6RG. For further information, visit www.interfaith-nw.org.uk/

Tuesday 4 April

Discussion on Populism - Hull and East Riding Interfaith

Hull and East Riding Interfaith is holding its next meeting on Tuesday 4 April at 5pm (refreshments from 4.30pm). There will be a debate about populism, its appeal and the risks it entails. This will be held at The Guildhall, 77 Lowgate, Hull HU1 2AA Lowgate, Hull HU1 2AA. For further information, contact Jackie on 01482 445728 or email Kath at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 4 April

Bring and Share Meal and Pilgrimage discussion - York Interfaith Group

York Interfaith Group is holding an event on Tuesday 4 April.  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 Pilgrimage. 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 5 April

Sacred Violence, Sacred Peace: Religion in an Age of Conflict - University of Winchester

The University of Winchester is holding the Inaugural Lecture by Professor Anna King on Wednesday 5 April at 6pm. Professor King, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology, will be focusing on ‘Sacred Violence, Sacred Peace: Religion in an Age of Conflict’. She will be evaluating the impact of the University of Winchester’s collaborative projects that bring together religious leaders, politicians, academics, civil society organisations and both victims and perpetrators of violence, as part of ongoing peace processes. Booking is essential. This is being held at the Stripe Auditorium, King Alfred Campus, The University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester, SO22 4NR. To book a place, or for further information, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sacred-violence-sacred-peace-religion-in-an-age-of-conflict-lecture-tickets-32255523138 or https://winchester.hobsonsradius.com/ssc/eform/Max68GzC67020x670c0xK.ssc

Thursday 6 April

Study Day Series on Jewish Feasts - Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter

The Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter is running a Study Day Series on Jewish Feasts.  The next one, on Pesach, will be held on Thursday 6 April.  The day runs from 11am to 3.15pm and the speaker will be Rabbi Mark Solomon, Edinburgh and Leicester Progressive Jewish Communities, Interfaith Consultant, Liberal Judaism.  There is a suggested donation. This is being held at the Sion Centre for Dialogue and Encounter, 34 Chepstow Villas, London, W11 2QZ. For further information, visit https://sioncentre.org/  or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

Wednesday 12 April

Stolen Images - Pagan Symbolism and Christianity - Torbay Interfaith Forum

Torbay Interfaith Forum is holding a series of talks on every second Wednesday of the month. The next talk is on Wednesday 12 April at 7.30pm entitled ‘Stolen Images – Pagan Symbolism and Christianity’ and will be followed by refreshments. The speaker will be Peter Knight. This is being held at the Friends’ Meeting House, 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay, TQ2 SRT. For further information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Wednesday 12 April

Generational dialogue on a post-Brexit future - St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is holding a participatory dialogue event on Wednesday 12 April from 6pm to 8.30pm.  The event will investigate and challenge the understanding of a post-Brexit future together.  There will be an opportunity to join in, listen, share and understand diverse perspectives through a generational lens. This is being held at the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.  For further information, visit https://stethelburgas.org/event/envisioning-post-brexit-intergen/ or contact Claire Chou Doran on 020 74961612 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Saturday 15 April

Prophets, Visionaries and Power - Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre, London is running a festival throughout 2017 entitled ‘Belief and Beyond Belief’.  The festival aims to question “what it means to be human by exploring the outpouring of music, art, science, philosophy and ritual stimulated by religion”.   The fourth section of the festival, running from 8 to 30 April, focuses on ‘Prophets, Visionaries and Power’.   For further information, visit https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/festivals-series/belief-and-beyond-belief.  

Wednesday 19 April

Nationalism, Patriotism and Faith - Faith in Lancaster

Faith in Lancaster is holding its next Faithshare meeting on Wednesday 19 April at 7.30pm. The theme for the meeting will be ‘Nationalism, Patriotism and Faith’. This meeting provides an opportunity to meet together in a safe and respectful space in which to share and learn about each other’s beliefs, understandings, experiences, traditions and practices. This is being held in the William Stout Room, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster, LA1 1TX. For further information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or visit www.faithinlancaster.org.uk

Friday 21 April

Sharing our stories - St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation

St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is holding a dialogue event on Friday 21 April from 10am to 5.30pm. This workshop supports participants to integrate narrative and story-based approaches into the work the centre is already doing, and adapt responsively to unique communities. This is being held at the St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG. For further information, visit https://stethelburgas.org/event/sharing-our-stories-apr-2017/ or contact Claire Chou Doran on 02074961612 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sunday 23 April

Exploring science and religion - World Congress of Faiths and Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe

The World Congress of Faith and the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe are hosting a talk on Sunday 23 April entitled ‘Exploring insights into existential questions based on science and religion’.  The speakers are religious practitioners and scientists in the field of natural or social sciences. This is being held from 3pm to 7pm at the Zoroastrian Centre, Zartoshty Brothers Hall, 440 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow, HA2 9TL.  There is an opportunity to hear a talk on the Zoroastrian religion and tour the Zoroastrian Centre as a pre-event from 2pm to 3pm.  For registration and further information, contact Pejman Khojasteh at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  

Monday 24 April

Where do you turn for spiritual sustenance? - 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 24 April at 7.30pm. The theme of the meeting is on ‘Where do you turn for Spiritual sustenance?’ and members will share a prayer, poem, music or reading that feeds their soul. This is being held at St Margaret’s Church Centre, 147 Hollingsworth Rd, Lowestoft NR32 4BW. For further information, contact Rose Norgate on 01502712369.

Thursday 27 April

Muslim Life in Britain - Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship

Leeds Concord Interfaith Fellowship is holding a talk on ‘Muslim Life in Britain’ on Thursday 27 April at 7.30pm. The speaker will be Dr Hakan Gok. This is being held 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 27 April

The Beliefs of East Asian Faiths - Crawley Interfaith Network

Crawley Interfaith Network is holding a talk entitled ‘The Beliefs of East Asian Faiths’ on Thursday 27 April from 7pm to 9pm. The speaker will be Satish K Sharma, General Secretary of the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK). This is being held at the Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Courts, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD. For further information, contact Iyad Daoud on .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call on 01293 883372.

Saturday 29 April

Face to Faith Turban Awareness Day - Exeter

A ‘Face to Faith Turban Awareness Day’ is being held in Exeter on Saturday 29 April from 10am to 4.30pm. There will be an opportunity to learn about who the Sikhs are, the contributions they have made, ask questions, and have a turban tied male or female. This is a family event to experience and learn about the Sikh religion, heritage, history and culture, supported by the Church Urban Fund and local Diocese.  It is being held at the Exeter Guildhall, High Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3EB. For further information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/177435659429973/ or contact Cllr Chaz Singh. 

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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