Diary of RIFF Events

Details of Events and Meetings

Some events listed below may be organised by groups other than RIFF. Please contact the group organiser to get further information.

  • Wed
    09
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pm70 Ashlawn Road, CV22 5ES

    This Steering Committee will be considering the program of events and meetings for 2019. If you have ideas or comments you would like to be considered during the SC please email them to contact@interfaithinrugby.org.uk

  • Mon
    21
    Jan
    2019
    7:30 pmUnited Reform Church,40 Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV22 5AD

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

    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.

     

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    George Ballentyne

  • Mon
    04
    Feb
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Alan Race

  • Mon
    11
    Feb
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Tom Wilson

  • Mon
    18
    Feb
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Angela Jagger

  • Tue
    19
    Feb
    2019
    7:30 pmUnited Reform Church, 40 Hillmorton Rd, Rugby CV22 5AD

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

  • Mon
    25
    Feb
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Kartar Singh

  • Mon
    04
    Mar
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Tony Stellmacher

  • Mon
    11
    Mar
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    Kevin Commons

  • Mon
    18
    Mar
    2019
    7:30pm - 9:00pmChristchurch Clarendon Park, 105a Clarendon Park Road, Leicester LE2 3AH

    This event is part of the Leicester Inter-Faith Dialogue 'A FAITH AWARENESS COURSE'
    Christchurch Clarendon Park
    105a Clarendon Park Road
    Leicester LE2 3AH
    Monday evenings, 7.30 – 9.00 p.m.
    28 Feb – 18 Mar 2019

    Session leader
    George Ballentyne

  • Wed
    20
    Mar
    2019
    7:30 pmUnited 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 meeting will consider 'Judgement' and will be led by the Baha'is

  • Mon
    01
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
    St. John’s College, Oxford

    The focus is on an increased understanding and friendship between Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All who wish to learn more about the beliefs and practices of these three faiths are welcome.
    We are able to subsidise student places, so we encourage students to apply for a reduced rate.

    Towards the end of our time together, over the weekend of 5th-7th April we will be linking into the regular worship with local Abrahamic faith groups.

    Heather-Jane (on behalf of Oxford Three Faiths)
    Heather-Jane Ozanne
    CEO/Founder, Spirit of Peace
    www.spiritofpeace.co.uk
    07711 960644

    For more information see here 

  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2019
    2:30pm - 4:30pmRuddock Performing Arts Centre King Edward's School & King Edward VI High School Edgbaston Park Road Edgbaston Birmingham B15 2UA

    This fascinating lecture was held in Rugby in  October 2017 is 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 here 

    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.

    To help this event flourish and succeed to its maximum potential, please would you help to publicise and advertise this event by passing on the leaflet that can be downloaded here.

    Thank you.

  • Tue
    14
    May
    2019
    19:30 - 21:00Rugby Quaker Meeting House, 28 Regent Place, Rugby, CV21 2PN

    This discussion meeting is part of RIFF's preparation to support a Rugby schools event that Coventry and Warwickshire SACRE , in conjunction with RIFF,  is planning. The schools event will explore the role of religion and world views in addressing climate change and care for the environment and will take place in June.

    Over the next three RIFF discussion meetings we will be exploring  how our individual faiths help to motivate us to protect the environment and address climate change.

    Please come along and share your insights on this truly existential topic. Each session will be led by one of the RIFF Steering Committee using the short briefing documents that have been prepared to support the schools participating in the schools event.

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019
    9:30 - 11:30Dunchurch Boughton school, 12 Dunchurch Boughton Dew Close, Rugby, CV22 6NE

    The location for this event has been moved from Bilton CE Junior School to Dunchurch Boughton school, 12 Dunchurch Boughton Dew Close, Rugby, CV22 6NE

    As part of their school curriculum, pupils from schools in Rugby are preparing faith perspectives on the topic of climate change and care for the environment.  They will be creating an exhibition and will take part in a debate around the statement: "Religion is an essential factor in motivating individuals to protect the environment and address climate change".

    Please note: This event is for schools. It is not a public RIFF event.

     

     

  • Mon
    17
    Jun
    2019
    19:30 - 21:00Shree Kalyan Mandir, 6 Kimberley Rd, Rugby CV21 2SU

    This is the second discussion meeting that is part of RIFF's preparation to support a Rugby schools event that Coventry and Warwickshire SACRE , in conjunction with RIFF,  is planning. The schools event will explore the role of religion and world views in addressing climate change and care for the environment and will take place in June.

    Over this sequence of three RIFF discussion meetings we areexploring  how our individual faiths help to motivate us to protect the environment and address climate change.

    Please come along and share your insights on this truly existential topic. Each session will be led by one of the RIFF Steering Committee using the short briefing documents that have been prepared to support the schools participating in the schools event.

  • Tue
    16
    Jul
    2019
    19:30 - 21:00Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 6 Craven Rd, Rugby CV21 3HY

    This is the third discussion meeting that is part of RIFF's  exploration of the role of religion and world views in addressing climate change and care for the environment.

    During these three RIFF discussion meetings we are exploring  how our individual faiths help to motivate us to protect the environment and address climate change.

    Please come along and share your insights on this truly existential topic. Each session will be led by one of the RIFF Steering Committee using the short briefing documents that have been prepared to support the schools that participated in the schools event.

  • Wed
    07
    Aug
    2019
    7:30 pm

    Planning of the forthcoming events, in particular the Peace Walk and the Public lecture. If you have items you would like the committee to discuss, please raise them by contacting the Steering Group by email to contact@interfaithinrugby.org.uk

  • Tue
    10
    Sep
    2019
    10am - 4pmSt Michael's House, Coventry CV1 5EX

    The World Congress of Faiths is pleased to announce their 2019 conference:

    'Meetings of Minds: Conflict, Reconciliation and Inter Faith Relations'

    Dr Kristin Aune is the keynote speaker who will be discussing:
    ‘How can religious communities or professionals work for mutual respect and understanding in an educational institution?’

    Topics at the conference will include:
    • Education for reconciliation and Interfaith encounter: mutual benefits
    • Preparing young people for faith diversity
    • Polarised societies and Interfaith relations
    • What faith communities can learn from studies in reconciliation: some lived examples

    For more details please visit see this website

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019
    2:00 pmStart will be the Millennium Tree by the Rugby Library

    This year the theme of the Peace Walk will be 'Faith in Action' and at each stop there will be a short presentation about the work carried on there, describing the physical church and how worship takes place there and the religious/philosophical basis of their environmental or and social action here in Rugby.

    This walk is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the faiths represented and to meet other like minded people from Rugby for discussion and friendship.

    The detailed route and approximate timings of the Peace Walk are:

    2:00pm: Start at the Millenium tree next to the library. A Bahá'í representative will launch the event.

    2:20pm: St Andrew's Church, Church St, Rugby CV21 3PT

    3:45pm: The Shree Kalyan Mandir, 6 Kimberley Rd, Rugby CV21 2SU

    5:00pm: The Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 6 Craven Rd, Rugby CV21 3HY

    A poster for this event can be downloaded here

  • Tue
    01
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmQuaker Meeting House, 28 Regent Pl, Rugby, CV21 2PN

    Please note: The date of this meeting has been changed from the 25th September.

    Nick Mathews of the Leicester Secular Society will be talking about secularism and it's relationship to religion, faith and belief. This will certainly be a fascinating meeting and we look forward to having stimulating discussion.

     

  • Wed
    30
    Oct
    2019
    7:30 pmQuaker Meeting House, 28 Regent Pl, Rugby, CV21 2PN

    Mick Chilvers, a Humanist celebrant will be talking about Humanism. This talk will compliment the previous talk on Secularism and no doubt will stimulate much discussion.

  • Sat
    02
    Nov
    2019
    9:30 amCoventry Council House front steps

    The Coventry multi-faith forum Peace Pilgrimage will take place on Saturday 2nd of November. We will meet from 9.30/45 at the Council House front steps and will start proceedings from there at 10.00am. The Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Ann Lucas OBE will make a short speech and then we will have prayers from our different religions and then we are off on our Annual pilgrimage to a Church, a Mosque, a Temple and finishing up at Coventry GGNP for a lite bite.

    For more information please contact Bill Rattigan by email at billtheplayers@hotmail.co.uk

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019
    6:30 pmCollingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street, Off Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EA (Formerly the Bishop Wulstan School)

    RIFF is very fortunate to have Christine Allen to speak on the topic “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor” .

    Christine  is the new Director at CAFOD. She was previously Director of Policy & Public Affairs for Christian Aid (2012 -19) and before that, Director of Progressio, the former Catholic Institute for International Relations.

    The lecture will be preceded by a light meal: Home-made hearty vegetarian soup, roll & butter, chocolate dessert, tea/coffee

    Entry to the lecture, including the meal, will cost £7 payable at the door. All proceeds after expenses will be donated to CAFOD.

    Registration: Please register your intention to come by emailing the Rugby Interfaith Forum
    using the email address lecture@interfaithinrugby.org.uk

    Times:

    Arrival time:  18.30
    Meal: 18.45-19.30
    Lecture: 19.30-20.15
    Open discussion: 20.15-21.00

    The free car park entrance is in Barby Lane.

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019
    7:30 pmQuaker Meeting House, 28 Regent Pl, Rugby CV21 2PN

    At the AGM we will review the past year events and preview RIFF activities in 2020. Please come along and add your ideas to the mix.