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.
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
Sat16Jun20189:30am - 5:00pmCarrs Lane Conference Centre Albert Street, Birmingham B4 7SX
Happiness and Wellbeing Conference
A one-day conference to explore the theme of happiness and wellbeing from religious, philosophical, psychological, health and other perspectives.
From Buddhist meditation to modern secular therapy: an analysis of mindfulness in ancient and modern contexts.
Richard King, Professor of Buddhist and Asian Studies, University of Kent, UK (Keynote Speaker)
Why I’m happy to feel sad
Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manchester, UK (Keynote Speaker)
The science of happiness
Vishal Soni, Lead Practitioner in Science, Light Hall Academy, UK
Understanding happiness and wellbeing: a Hindu perspective
Dr Sharada Sugirtharajah, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK
Happiness and health
Emerita Professor Paula Mcgee, Birmingham City University, UK
Jesus disturbing charter of happiness
Dr David McLoughlin, Newman University, UK
Happiness and wellbeing: an act of contemplation
Musa Askari, Newcastle, UK
Conference fee £20.50
For further information and to book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/happiness-and-wellbeing-tickets-42454677082
This event is organised by Dr Sharada Sugirtharajah: email@example.com and Professor Paula McGee: firstname.lastname@example.org