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

Thursday 23 January

Justice: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim Perspectives - Crawley Interfaith Network

Crawley Interfaith Network will be holding a talk on Faith Symposium on “Justice: Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Muslim Perspectives” on Thursday 23 January. This will be followed by a Q&A session. Admission is free and refreshments will be provided. The event will take place from 7pm to 9pm at The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, RH10 6AD. For more information contact Iyad Daoud at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on 01293 883372, or visit www.facebook.com/Crawley-Interfaith-Network-527183677396243.

Thursday 23 January

Bevis Marks Synagogue talk - Sheffield Interfaith

Sheffield Interfaith is holding its next meeting on Thursday 23 January. Kath Lawrence will be giving a talk about the Bevis Marks Synagogue in the City of London. The event will begin at 7.30pm and take place at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL.  For more information, visit www.sheffieldinterfaith.org.uk.

Friday 24 January

Rights, dignity and religion: responding to ‘modern slavery’ - University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is organising a conference on ‘Rights, dignity and religion: responding to ‘modern slavery’’ on Friday 24 January.  The conference is part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s project on ‘Understanding the roles of faith-based organisations in anti-trafficking’.  It will be held at St Mary’s Church & Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4QZ. For more information and to register, visit https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-social-sciences/sociological-studies/rights-dignity-and-religion-responding-to-modern-slavery or contact Rebecca Murray by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Sunday 26 January

Upstanders not Bystanders - Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art

Interfaith Glasgow and St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art are holding the next event in their ‘Faith to Faith’ monthly dialogue series, on Sunday 26 January. The theme is ‘Upstanders not Bystanders’ and will explore strategies for challenging hate speech as it is happening. Speakers include Farkhanda Chaudry, Sarah Robinson Galloway and Sabahat Rabbani. The event will be held from 1.30pm to 4.00pm. Teas, coffee and cake will be available and time for conversation.  For more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 27 January

Dash talk - Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum

Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum will be holding its next Women’s Group Meeting on Monday 27 January. There will be a talk from Dash on supporting women, children and men suffering from any kind of abuse from partners, ex partners or family members. The event will take place from 7.30pm to 9pm at St Luke’s Church, Norfolk Road, Maidenhead SI6 7AX. For more information, visit http://www.wamcf.org/womens-group/.

Saturday 1 February

Immortality as expressed within minority religions - Inform

Inform is holding its Winter/Spring Seminar on the theme of immortality as expressed within minority religions. The event will take place on Saturday 1 February in Bush House, from 9.30am. It is offered in association with Inform Research Fellow Dr Suzanne Newcombe’s project on Yoga and Alchemy in South Asia and in collaboration with the Theology and Religious Studies Department at King’s College London.  Further information on speakers and booking will be posted on the Inform website before Christmas https://inform.ac/.

Saturday 1 February

Who do we think we are? - Woking People of Faith

Woking People of Faith is holding an event on Saturday 1 February entitled ‘Who do we think we are?’.  It is being held at Parkview Community Centre in Woking. For more information and updates visit www.wpof.org.uk or contact Kevin Barry by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Saturday 1 February

Buddhist Climate Action - what can I do? - Eco Dharma Network, Faith for the Climate and Religions for Peace UK

The Network of Buddhist Organisation’s Eco Dharma Network in collaboration with Faith for the Climate and Religions for Peace UK is hosting a day of Workshops, Dialogue and Talks on Saturday 1 February. The event will be an opportunity to reflect on how the rich variety of Buddhist practices can support and inform responses to the climate crisis. It is being held from 10.30am to 4.30pm at SGI-UK South London National Centre, 1 Bernay’s Grove, London, SW9 8DF. For more information and to book tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/buddhist-climate-action-what-can-i-do-tickets-84725884401?aff=ebdssbeac.

Monday 3 February

The Coptic community in Egypt - emphasis on 30 to 40 years under current regime - International Association for Religious Freedom (British Chapter)

The International Association for Religious Freedom (British Chapter) will be holding an event on Monday 3 February on ‘The Coptic community in Egypt - emphasis on 30 to 40 years under current regime.’ The event will take place from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at St Mary& Pope Kyrillos VI Church, Broad Walk, Hounslow, TW5 9AB. To confirm attendance or for more information, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 4 February

Does our faiths and our beliefs influence our attitude towards mental health? - Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum

Windsor & Maidenhead Community Forum will be holding its next dialogue event on Tuesday 4 February. This will be asking the question ‘Does our faith & our beliefs influence our attitude towards mental health?’  It will take place from 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Maidenhead Mosque Holmanleaze, SL6 8AW.  Refreshments will be provided.  For more information, visit http://www.wamcf.org/.

Tuesday 4 February

Visit to Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple - Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum

Elmbridge Multi Faith Forum is organising a visit to the Sri Raja Rajeswari Amman Temple, Epsom on Tuesday 4 February. For more information email the Secretary, Kauser Akhtar, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 4 February

Sharing experiences as student clergy and expectations of ministry - Council of Christians and Jews South East London Branch

Council of Christians and Jews South East London Branch is holding an event on Tuesday 4 February. The theme is ‘Sharing experiences as student clergy and expectations of ministry’ and the discussion will be led by Christian and Jewish ministers. The event will be held at 8.00pm at St Stephen’s Church, College Road, SE21 7HN (beside Sydenham Hill railway station). Refreshments will be available from 7.45pm. For more information contact Stephen Weil on 020 8299 4141 or at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Thursday 6 February

How do we belong? Social Isolation and Loneliness - Slough Borough Council Public Health, Slough Faith Partnership, South East England Faiths Forum and Art Beyond Belief

Slough Borough Council Public Health, Slough Faith Partnership, South East England Faith Forum and Art Beyond Belief are holding a conference entitled ‘How do we Belong? Social Isolation and Loneliness’ on Thursday 6 February. Speakers at the conference will be drawn from public health, health and social care, education, local business, faith leaders and the voluntary sector and the community. The event will take place at The Curve Slough from 10am to 4pm.  For more information, contact Emel Soylu at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Thursday 6 February

Interfaith Summit - Faith and Belief Forum’s Youth Council

The Faith and Belief Forum’s Youth Council will be holding its Interfaith Summit 2020 on Thursday 6 February. The event will take place at Star House Kentish Town NW5 4BA. To book tickets or for more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-interfaith-summit-2020-tickets-86107697441.

Saturday 8 February

Islamophobia - Woking Faith Debates

Woking Action for Peace, Friends of the Earth, Surrey Faith Links, Woking LA21, Woking Quakers and Woking People of Faith are holding a Woking Debate on “Islamophobia” on Saturday 8 February. 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 Keith Scott at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 01483 824980.

Saturday 8 February

Multifaith Celebration - Gandhi Foundation

The Gandhi Foundation will be holding a Multifaith Celebration for Mahatma Gandhi on Saturday 8 February. The event will begin at 6.30pm and take place at the Unitarian Church, Golders Green. Visit www.gandhifoundation.org for more information.

Tuesday 11 February

Attitudes Towards Wealth in World Faiths - Concord Leeds Interfaith Fellowship

Concord Leeds Interfaith Fellowship is holding an event on Tuesday 11 February, the first in their new series on ‘Attitudes towards Wealth in World Faiths’. David Midgley will be speaking on Buddhist attitudes and Mark Hellaby will be speaking on Bahá’í attitudes. The event will take place at 7.30pm at Roscoe Methodist Church 123 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds LS7 4EE. For more information call John Summerwill on 0113 2697895, visit www.concord-leeds.org.uk or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 11 February

Visit to UK National Baha’i Centre - World Congress of Faiths

The World Congress of Faiths is organising a visit to the UK National Baha’i Centre on Tuesday 11 February.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the Baha’i faith. The building was constructed in 1853 as a town house for moneyed citizens who at that time sought to move out of the city.  Before it was purchased by the National Spiritual Assembly it had been used as an orphanage for the children of actors.   The event begins at 5pm and includes refreshments, tour and talk.  All are welcome but spaces are limited.  Booking is essential by emailing Jenny Kartupelis at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Monday 17 February

Faith, Ethics and Organ Donation - Woolf Institute

The Woolf Institute will be holding a conference on ‘Faiths, Ethics and Organ Donation’ on Monday 17 February.  This will consider ethical challenges arising from the practice of organ donation and transplantation and will involve medical professionals and representatives of various faiths. The event will be held at 12pm at the Woolf Institute, Mandingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB. For more information email Farrah Raza at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wednesday 19 February

Stand with us - Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group

Westminster Cathedral Interfaith Group will next meet on Wednesday 19 February. There will be Zionist and Jewish speakers from ‘Stand with us’ considering the Israel/Palestine situation. The event is being held from 4pm to 4pm in the Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace SW1P 1EP. For more information contact John Woodhouse on 0790 8888 586 (by text) or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Tuesday 3 March

Stronger Together inter faith conference - Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council is hosting an inter faith conference entitled ‘Stronger Together’ on Tuesday 3 March.  It is being held from 10am to 4pm (registration from 09.30am) at Focolare Centre for Unity, 69 Parkway, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6JG. For more information, contact Charulata Joshi at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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