This page provides information about local "interfaith"  events that members may be interested in. 

Please note that these are not IFCF events.

 

Starting on 10th March:  A weekly 2-hour course for non-Muslims to learn and discuss Islam is starting on Sunday the 10th of March in Ipswich. Attendees will discuss Islam & Muslims in the UK through interactive and friendly sessions facilitated by an experienced and qualified tutor. The course does not need participants to have any prior knowledge of Islam. Visit the link below for further information.

http://www.talk-about-islam.com/

 

Starting Febriary : Religious Literacy: Contemporary Values and Ethical Issues.

Venue: The Multi-Faith Centre, 47 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 2JL

Tuesdays 10-12 fortnightly commencing February 5th (6 sessions)

Course Leader: David Sharp

For details see http://www.eefa.net/

 

 

 

Inter Faith Network local inter faith practitioner day – Wednesday 27 March, Peterborough

Among IFN’s meetings are special days each year for people from local inter faith organisations anywhere in the UK to come together. The meetings offer opportunities to network, share experiences, discuss issues of common interest and concern, and to discuss practical aspects of developing successful inter faith programmes as well as the challenges.  There is no charge to attend, and a vegetarian lunch is provided.

The next of these events will be held on Wednesday 27 March in Peterborough Cathedral’s conference rooms.  It will be chaired by IFN Co-Chair Jatinder Singh Birdi, who is also a local inter faith group chair. The day includes a chance to take part in two workshops.

Topics in plenary and in workshops will include:

  • developing successful programmes
  • working in partnership with local authorities
  • widening patterns of engagement
  • faith and social action 
  • ‘open door days’ and ‘faith trails’ to help increase religious literacy and build good relations
  • youth inter faith engagement
  • tackling hate and prejudice
  • dialogue about difficult issues

A small number of places are also available for local inter faith practitioners who are working through contexts other than inter faith organisations.

Booking forms and further information will follow soon. 

Reports from previous events held in Bristol, Coventry, London, Manchester and Sheffield can be found at: https://www.interfaith.org.uk/resources/publications/local.  

Best wishes, Harriet Crabtree