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:

  • Sat
    18
    Nov
    2017

    Warwick District Faiths Forum Conference

    10:00am - 1:00pmGurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick, Tachbrook Park Drive, Warwick, CV34 6RH

    The WDFF Conference is taking place on Saturday 18th November 2017 (as part of Inter Faith Week 2017) at the Gurdwara Sahib Leamington & Warwick, Tachbrook Park Drive, Warwick, CV34 6RH. The topic of the Conference will be “Faith and Inclusivity” and will commence at 10am, with Registration from 9.30am and will conclude at 1pm, followed by vegetarian lunch.

    Aims of the Conference:

    1. To raise awareness in the community of the needs of all people (including people who fall under the Protected Characteristics, under The Equality Act 2010) and to involve and engage with these in respect to key issues in the Community.
    2. To provide the community with an outline of services and support available to them.
    3. To provide an opportunity for members of the Community to raise issues and concerns with key service providers.
    4. To build confidence in the community. No one should be discriminated against.

    The Key speakers will be from the Crown Prosecution Service, Warwickshire Police, Accessible Stratford, Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action. The conference will include workshops for people to attend as well as displays/exhibits from many organisations.

    The detailed timetable is here.

    For more details contact

    Jatinder S Birdi

    Chairperson

    Warwick District Faiths Forum

    Mob: 07958 589464

    Website: www.wdfaithsforum.org.uk