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:

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    RIFF Annual Public Lecture for 2019 - “Our Common Home – responding to the climate emergency and the world’s poor”

    6:30 pmCollingwood Centre, Rugby School, Oak Street, Off Dunchurch Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV22 5EA (Formerly the Bishop Wulstan School). Free Car park is on Barby Road, CV22 5DZ

    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 £7.50 payable at the door. 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 Road CV22 5DZ

    The poster for the event can be downloaded here. Please circulate as widely as possible. Thank you