Westminster Interfaith: Promoting Dialogue Between People of Faith

The agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster for Interreligious Dialogue

Westminster Interfaith Newsletter

Issue 64 – February 2010

Forthcoming Events

LONDON BOROUGH OF LAMBETH LIFE PROJECT

Handmade 3: Tuesday 23 February 2010: Preparing for Growth – With a tour of the Garden A round-table discussion and workshop on the theme of gardening, planting and food-growing. How do the values of our faith, in mind and body, offer us experiences of growth and how do they hinder?

Contact Rebecca Brewin rebeccadotb@yahoo.co.uk, 07896 936 625
or Sadaat Yusuf saadat_yusuf@hotmail.com, 07939 325032

LONDON INTERFAITH CENTRE
125 Salusbury Rd London NW6 6RG
Sacred Silence: Sunday 7 February, 3-5 pm Ameet Thakkar, the Hindu consultant psychologist, will introduce Sacred Silence with some thoughts on material relating to the functioning of thought in relation to the practice of meditation including reference to the 1970’s classic Silent Music by William Johnson. All welcome; no charge.
Faith in Transmission: Sunday 14 February 2010, 3-5 pm. GrainneClancy, the London Inter FaithResearcher, will give a PowerPoint presentation on aspects of the recent work at London Inter FaithCentre on how faith is passed on. All welcome; no charge.
Holy Week Christian Zen: 1 – 4 April Maundy Thursday – Easter Sunday Meditation at 41 Windermere Avenue, NW6 led by Richard Garlick and Maggie Hindley. Further information from info@londoninterfaith.org.uk
Zen Day: Saturday 19 June Following the success of event in May 2009, Giles Charrington is kindly returning to us to resource a further day on Zen. From 10 am to 4 pm. Further information from info@londoninterfaith.org.uk
  Thursdays weekly 6.15 p.m. Christian Zen Group. Introduction for beginners at 6.15 p.m., sitting 6.30 – 8 p.m. with two short periods of walking meditation.
Please bring your own mat and Zen cushions if you have one. You are welcome to sit on a chair or on the floor as you choose. Sitting Zazen is a centuries-old practice by which we seek to experience clear reality in the present moment by sitting still and silent in God’s presence, quieting the constant stream of thoughts. ‘Be still and know that I am God.’ Psalm 46.10
Further information from the Rev. Maggie Hindley at the Centre on 020 7372 1765 or maggie.hindley@londoninterfaith.org.uk
New Course Mondays weekly – The Arts and Spirituality began spring 2009 – you may still join – contact info@londoninterfaith.org.uk

ROYAL BOROUGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA FORUM OF FAITHS
Monday, 19th April, 5pm 'Scriptural Reasoning' at St Ethelburga's, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG.
Tel:020 7496 1610. Fax; 020 7638 1440.
enquiries@stethelburgas.org www.stethelburgas.org. 24-page programme 2008/2009 available.

SCRIPTURAL REASONING - NORTH LONDON MEETING
convened by Rabbi Janet Burden and Revd Maggie Hindley is open to all Jewish, Christian and Muslim believers with an interest in the shared study of the sacred texts of these three faiths.
If you would like to attend any of their meetings, please email no later than 48 hours in advance of the respective meeting.
office@scripturalreasoning.org.uk.
Dates 8/2/10, 12/4/10 and 14/6/10 alternating between LIFC 125 Salusbury Rd London NW6 6RG
and the Montagu Centre, 21 Maple Street, W1T 4BE (Warren St)

SION CENTRE FOR DIALOGUE AND ENCOUNTER
34 Chepstow Villas, W11 2QZ
Programme : 020 7313 8286 / 020 7727 3597, sioncde@yahoo.co.uk
Series: 'Respecting Difference in Interfaith Dialogue' Sundays, 2.30 - 4.15pm. Suggested donation £8.00 per session.
14 February, Michael Barnes SJ in conversation with a Buddhist colleague.
14 March, ‘How I regard your sacred texts’ Rabbi Jackie Tabick, NW Surrey Reform Synagogue, Chairman: World Congress of Faiths, in conversation with Imman Muhammed al Hussaini, Inter Faith Alliance UK.
'Learn about Judaism'—Thursdays, 7.30pm-9pm, Talks by Rabbi Geoffrey L. Shisler:
4 February 'The Synagogue'. 11 March, 'Music in the Synagogue'

SOUTH LONDON INTER FAITH GROUP
Lunch meetings monthly at Streatham Friends Meeting House.
Details from secretary@southlondoninterfaith.org.uk

WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL INTERFAITH GROUP
Wednesdays once a month 11 a.m. to 12 noon, Hinsley Room, Morpeth Terrace, SW1P 1Q. woodhousesopten@btinternet.com
Current theme: The relationship between Christianity and Judaism.
17th February: ‘Faith in Iraq’ Suha Rassam, Catholic Woman of the Year 2009.
The meeting on 17th March, is replaced by Lent group meeting 'Living as One' which is one of six.
All are at 10.45am to 11.45am on Wednesdays.
24th Feb, 24th and 31st March, at Clergy House, 42 Francis Street,SW1P 1QW, Room 2.
3rd, 10th, 17th March, Hinsley Room, all are welcome.
Wednesday, 21st April, the group will meet at 11am at the BAPS Shri Swaminayaran Mandir Hindu Temple at Neasden, If you wish also to visit the 'Understanding Hinduism' exhibition the cost is £2.00 adults, £1.50 for OAPs. Allow two and a half hours for our visit.
26 May, 9 June, 23 June, Rabbi Mark Solomon.
Contact: John Woodhouse, 0790 888 8586

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND FAITHS FORUM
2010 Annual Conference, 31st March 9.30-4pm, University of Surrey, Guildford.
Registration essential. sssBooking forms from: www.se_faithforum.net, or contact@se-faithforum.net, or Tel: 01483 790 324

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