Warwick District Faiths Forum – Faiths Trail

I am posting this on the RIFF website on behalf of WDFF.


Dear Friends

We are fast approaching the WDFF Faiths Trail, which is taking place this Saturday 13th April 2019. We have had an excellent response from people to attend, however we still have approximately 10 places still available on the coach.

If you know of any colleagues, friends or family that would still like to attend, please could you let me know asap.

I attach a copy of the poster for your attention.

I look forward to seeing those who will be attending on Saturday.

Regards & Best wishes

Jatinder S Birdi

Chairperson

Warwick District Faiths Forum

Mob: 07958 589464

Website: www.wdfaithsforum.org.uk

The Women who built the Sikh Empire

This fascinating lecture was held in Rugby in  October 2017 is now being repeated in Birmingham. The lecturer is Dr Priya Atwal (PhD in History at the University of Oxford), who speaks about her research on Sikh History. For the Rugby event all ticket sales went to ‘Unite in Virtue’ – a charitable organisation which helps those in need and holds a weekly food bank in Birmingham. In doing so we raised ~£600 to help sustain the Food Banks.

The Sikh community are organising a similar event with the same lecturer (Dr Priya Atwal) who will give a talk/presentation about Women in the Sikh Empire in the 19th and 20th centuries. It will take place in Birmingham at the Ruddock Performing Arts Centre. Tickets, (£5:00) can be purchased on-line. The goal of this fundraiser is to achieve £1000 to go direct to ‘Unite in Virtue’ in order to start two new Food Banks, one in Coventry and a new one in Leicester. The money will help volunteers buy food, an urn for hot drinks, tables, paper/polystyrene cups, plastic cutlery, plastic containers etc on a weekly/monthly basis.

Please publicise and advertise this event to help this event flourish and succeed to its maximum potential. More details can be found on the Rugby Interfaith Forum website here

Judgement! – Part 3 of the RIFF discussions on Death and Preparing for Death

Just a quick reminder that the next RIFF discussion group meeting will take place this coming Wednesday, 20 March 2019, at 7:30pm at the United Reform Church, 40 Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV22 5AD.

This discussion meeting is the third in a series of three meetings talking about how different faiths approach death and the preparation for Death. This discussion will consider ‘Judgement’ and will be led by the Baha’is.
All very welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there.
Best wishes
Laurie
RIFF Secretary

A Sign of Hope!

I am sure that friends of RIFF will be very interested to read and share widely, this profound and deeply significant document that has been released jointly by Pope Francis and The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in Abu Dhabi, 4 Feb 2019.

It is a document that invites all persons who have faith in God and faith in human fraternity to unite and work together so that it may serve as a guide for future generations to advance a culture of mutual respect in the awareness of the great divine grace that makes all human beings brothers and sisters.

Read and/or download this document here –

Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together

Riff discussion ‘Death and Preparing for Death’ part 2

The next RIFF meeting will continue the topic ‘Death and Preparing for Death’. It will take place on Tuesday the 19th February at 7:30 pm at the United Reform Church, 40 Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV22 5AD.

This discussion is the second in a series of three meetings talking about how different faiths approach Death and the preparation for Death and what follows in the journey hereafter. This meeting will be led by the Sikh and Hindu community and follows on from the first discussion led by the Orthodox community.

Please come and join us for this deeply interesting and challenging topic. We have much to share in this conversation.

Full information about this event is to be found here.

Join us for the first RIFF discussion of 2019 – Death and the preparation for Death – Part 1

The first RIFF meeting of 2019 is a discussion meeting on the topic ‘Death and Preparing for Death’ part 1 This will take place on 21st January 2019 at 7:30 pm at the United Reform Church,40 Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV22 5AD.

This discussion is the first in a series of three meetings talking about how different faiths approach Death and the preparation for Death and what follows in the journey hereafter.

Please come and join us for this complex and challenging topic, perhaps by bringing  a short passage or teaching from your sacred texts which you have found to be instructive, inspirational, consoling or reassuring. We will learn much from this shared conversation.

Looking forward to seeing you.
With best wishes for the New Year
Laurie
RIFF Secretary

Deyhim Foroughi of the Bahá’ís sends us this Christmas thought

Though Bahais do not celebrate Christmas in the same way as Christians,However Bahais do reflect during these days about the enduring influence of the birth of Christ.


Bahaullah says in one of His writings :”..We testify that when He came into the world, He shed the splendor of His glory upon all created things. Through Him the leper recovered from the leprosy of perversity and ignorance. Through Him the unchaste and wayward were healed. Through His power, born of Almighty God, the eyes of the blind were opened and the soul of the sinner sanctified…. He it is Who purified the world. Blessed is the man who, with a face beaming with light, hath turned towards Him.”