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:

  • Sun
    15
    Sep
    2019

    RIFF Annual Peace Walk

    2:00 pmStart will be the Millennium Tree by the Rugby Library

    This year the theme of the Peace Walk will be 'Faith in Action' and at each stop there will be a short presentation about the work carried on there, describing the physical church and how worship takes place there and the religious/philosophical basis of their environmental or and social action here in Rugby.

    This walk is a great opportunity to gain an insight into the faiths represented and to meet other like minded people from Rugby for discussion and friendship.

    The detailed route and approximate timings of the Peace Walk are:

    2:00pm: Start at the Millenium tree next to the library. A Bahá'í representative will launch the event.

    2:20pm: St Andrew's Church, Church St, Rugby CV21 3PT

    3:45pm: The Shree Kalyan Mandir, 6 Kimberley Rd, Rugby CV21 2SU

    5:00pm: The Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 6 Craven Rd, Rugby CV21 3HY

    A poster for this event can be downloaded here