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:

  • Thu
    13
    Jun
    2019

    Event for schools to explore the role of religion and world views in addressing climate change and care for the environment

    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.