Events in Birmingham 2nd to 18th November to mark National Interfaith Week

October 28th, 2019

National Interfaith Week occurs between Sat 9th and Sun 17th November. Birmingham Council of Faiths coordinates the Birmingham programme.

Interfaith Week aim is to strengthen interfaith relations at all levels by increasing awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society; and increasing understanding between people of religious and non-religious beliefs.

The week will be officially opened by the Lord Mayor at the Launch event in the Council House at 2.0pm on Wed 6th Nov. Please let Peter Rookes know if you wish to attend – contact details below.

To avoid clashes of dates the 15 events are spread over a two week period beginning on 2 November.

They are all open for anyone to attend with the exception of those stated to be CLOSED or by INVITATION. There is a wide range of activities including discussions, celebrations, spiritual reflection, health and environmental seminars, and a fun evening. Please note where it is necessary to register in advance to attend events.

Brief details of the 15 activities are listed below.

Full details are available on the website for Birmingham Council of Faiths

Further details of specific events can be obtained from the person listed,
or in difficulty please contact the coordinator of the programme Dr Peter Rookes at pjrookes@gmail.com, or phone 077033 36088.

I look forward to seeing you at one, or more, of the events.

Sat 2nd Nov, 11.0 yttrram – 4.0 pm, Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of the Báb, Faiths Gallery, BMAG, Chamberlain Square

Tues 5th Nov, 12.30 – 2.0pm, Multifaith Diwali, Bandi Chhor and Guru Nanak Celebration, QE Hospital Multifaith Centre, B15 2TH

Wed 6th Nov, 2.0-4.30, Launch Event, Council House, Victoria Square

Thurs 7th Nov. 11.00-4.00 (Registration 10.45), Seminar – ‘First 1000 Days (of life)’, QE Hospital Education Centre

Fri 8th Nov, 6.0-8.30pm, Religiophobia discussion, MEND Offices, 28 George Street, B12 9RG

Sat 9th Nov, 10.40-11.30 Remembrance Service, Scout War Memorial, Cannon Hill Park, Pershore Road, B5 7RL

Sun10th Nov, 11.30am – 5.0pm, Towards a Better Understanding of Israel/Palestine part 2, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, B4 6AF

Sun 10th Nov, 5.0-7.0pm, Family Fortunes Evening, Clifton Road Mosque, B12 8SX

MonTh – Fri 15th Nov, School Interfaith Activities, CLOSED event for pupils of, King Edwards VI Camphill School for Boys, B14 7QJ

Mon 11th Nov, 11.45am – 1pm, Celebration of the birth of Bahá’u’lláh and the Báb, QE Hospital Faith& Community Centre

Mon 11th Nov, 7.0 – 9.0pm, Listening to Different Experiences, St Anne’s Church, Park Hill, Moseley, B13 8DU

Wed 13th Nov, 12.00-3.0pm, Multifaith Appreciation, CLOSED event for Birmingham City University Students.

Thurs 14th Nov, &.0 – 9.0pm, Dialogue and Dinner, By INVITATION only, Manaret Foundation, 155 New Coventry Road, Sheldon, B26 3DX

Sun17th Nov, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm, Tread Lightly on this Earth, Shree Ram Mandir (Hindu Temple), 8 Walford Rd, Birmingham B11 1NR

Mon 18th Nov, 7.45 – 9.0pm, Faiths and Reflection, Clifton Road Mosque, 17 Clifton Road, Balsall Heath, B12 8SX

For our café church evening on Sunday 10th November we will be going to the Family Fortunes evening at Clifton Road Mosque in Balsall Heath, B12 8SX, which starts at 5.0pm. Please let me know if you would like to attend.

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