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
    10
    Sep
    2019

    World Congres of Faiths Conference

    10am - 4pmSt Michael's House, Coventry CV1 5EX

    The World Congress of Faiths is pleased to announce their 2019 conference:

    'Meetings of Minds: Conflict, Reconciliation and Inter Faith Relations'

    Dr Kristin Aune is the keynote speaker who will be discussing:
    ‘How can religious communities or professionals work for mutual respect and understanding in an educational institution?’

    Topics at the conference will include:
    • Education for reconciliation and Interfaith encounter: mutual benefits
    • Preparing young people for faith diversity
    • Polarised societies and Interfaith relations
    • What faith communities can learn from studies in reconciliation: some lived examples

    For more details please visit see this website