Meetings and Events

Rugby Interfaith Forum holds monthly discussion meetings and each year a peace walk and public meeting.

The Peace Walk

About a hundred people took part in a walk through Rugby on that first event in 2001 and visited some of the places of worship of the faith communities. We have repeated this Peace Walk most years and plan to continue this tradition in the future. Starting at the Peace Tree we visit typically a Christian church, the Hindu Temple, the Sikh Gurdwara and the Mosque.

Meetings

Rugby Inter Faith Forum is now a network of some 30 -4- members from the main faith communities in Rugby – Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. We meet about once a month with about a dozen people attending. Initially our reflections centred on the phrases of the millennium resolution which were drawn up with common ground between the faiths in mind. We have since ranged over such topics as festivals, prayer, scriptures, stories, prophets & holy men and women, euthanasia and what happens after death.
We also discussed some of the significant moral issues that confront us such as world poverty, alcohol, climate change and abortion. 2017 discussion topics included refugees, the environment, war and mysticism.

Religious festivals in the UK

For a list of religious festivals commonly celebrated in the UK see here.


Past and Future RIFF Events

Event Information:

  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017

    Public Lecture “On the Women who built the Sikh Empire”

    6:30 pm - 8:30 pmThe Benn Hall, Newbold Rd, Rugby, CV21 2LN

    The Rugby Sikh community invite you to the public lecture on the subject “On the Women who built the Sikh Empire” to be held on 6th October at 6.30pm at the Benn Hall.

    The name and reputation of Maharajah Ranjit Singh, the ruler of 19th century Sikh Empire, is famous worldwide but what about  the women who helped to build and protect this kingdom?

    The speaker, Oxford historian Dr Priya Atwal, will  talk about the critical roles played by the Maharajah's female relations in Punjabi politics and state formation during the early 19th century.

    Tickets are priced at £5 on the door including refreshments. Please do come if you can.