Sheffield Inter Faith Week: 20th-26th November

20th-26th November 2011, at various venues around the city, organised by Sheffield Interfaith, part of the UK Inter Faith Network

The Inter Faith Network was founded to promote good relations between people of different faiths in the UK.  Its member organisations include representative bodies from the Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Zoroastrian communities; national and local inter faith bodies; and academic institutions and educational bodies concerned with inter faith issues.

The Network works with its member bodies to help make the UK a place marked by mutual understanding and respect between religions where all can practise their faith with integrity.

The Network’s way of working is firmly based on the principle that dialogue and cooperation can only prosper if they are rooted in respectful relationships which do not blur or undermine the distinctiveness of different religious traditions.

Inter Faith Week logoInter Faith Week provides a focal point, helping to open inter faith activity up to a wider audience so that more and more people are made aware of the importance of the Network’s vital work and are able to participate in it.

To find out more about the Inter Faith Network, visit:

To find out more about the national Inter Faith Week, visit:

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Diary of events in Sheffield

All week

Religious societies at Sheffield Hallam University will have stalls all week. For further information, please contact Ian Maher, Coordinating Chaplain at SHU.

Sunday 20 November 12.30-3.00 p.m.
Interfaith Lunch

St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Sheffield S10 2SE
Everyone is invited to enjoy a taste of food from many traditions and entertainment to launch Inter Faith Week 2011.
For information or to indicate your intention to join us, please contact Sue Hammersley: 0114 327 6908,

Tuesday 22 November 3.30-7.30 p.m. (but please feel free to come and go as convenient)
Stories, Poems, Dance and Icons

St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Sheffield S10 2SE
Led by Dr Debjani Chatterjee (Healing Word) with Tim Ralphs and Afsana Hye Choudhury
N.B. Times given below are for guidance only and include opportunities to hear music and watch dancing.

  • 3.30-4.00 p.m. Workshop: An introduction to yoga mudras
  • 4.00-6.00 p.m. Storytelling from many traditions
  • 6.15-7.00 p.m. Multi-faith Poetry
  • 7.00-7.30 p.m. Sacred Icons

Wednesday 23 November 12.00 noon-1.00 p.m.
Multi-faith Poetry

Sheffield City College, Granville Road, Sheffield S2 2RL
Led by Carmen Franklin (The Sheffield College) and Debjani Chatterjee (Healing Word)

Wednesday 23 November 12.30-2.30 p.m.
A talk on Hindu Deities plus Lunch, Songs and Stories

Sheffield and District Hindu Samaj and Aastha, 21 Buckenham Street, Sheffield S4 7JQ
A talk by the Chair of Sheffield Hindu Samaj, followed by lunch, songs and stories.

Thursday 24 November 7.00 p.m.
An Evening of Stories, Music, Pictures, Food, Fun & Fellowship

St Andrew’s Psalter Lane Church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL

Friday 25 November 5.00 p.m.
Meditation in Buddhism and Christianity

St Mark’s Church, Broomfield Road, Sheffield S10 2SE
Led by Sam Evans, Burngreave Ashram
A short meditation followed by recordings of talks by Buddhist and Christian meditation teachers and an opportunity to discuss the two approaches.

Saturday 26 November 10.30 a.m.-3.00 p.m.
Interfaith retreat

Burngreave Ashram, 84-86 Spital Hill, Sheffield S4 7LG
Meditations drawn from the Buddhist, Christian, Hindu and Sufi traditions. N.B. Limited places.

To book please contact Nirmal Fernando: 07932 017 929,

For general information about any of these events, please email

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