Over the past few years some churches in Burton upon Trent have arranged joint meetings for WPWP - Catholic, Anglican . Baptist and Methodist have met together in each other churches and shared prayers.
Prayer leaflets, with prayers and thoughts from each faith, are availble from Mrs Lesley Daisley email@example.com
I am always pleased to tell folk that one of the founders of WPWP , Sidney Hinkes an ex paratrooper, began his church ministry here in Burton upon Trent. He must have…Continue
Added by Syd Bill on August 30, 2012 at 18:15 — No Comments
Oh dea! we can't start this event until 3,30pm due to the venue being fully booked for other events But we would still welcome visitors from anywhere. Speakers, Displays, Entertainment and Refreshments all for free.
Car parking is also free.
Added by Syd Bill on August 29, 2012 at 16:02 — No Comments
Back from holiday on Arran, we finished off with a night in Liverpool and the Liverpool vs Manchester City game at Anfield this afternoon. Holidays are disorientating. My mind goes all over the place. I managed to read four novels in the week, but spent most time playing with my two year old…Continue
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I am really grateful for Ketherins Smith - Muller putiing info about our event planned for 13/10/12 and just want to add that the location is
very convenient for folk from the East Midalnds - esp South Derbys and North West Leics. All welcome to take part and maybe bring along examples of Faith Based Social Actions - stands are free as is entrance and car parking.
Burton upon Trent is at the cross roads of diagonal routes between North West and South East/ North East and South…Continue
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When commenting recently on what I might have blogged about had I bothered to write anything at all, I mentioned a few issues, but avoided the Pussy Riot trial in…Continue
I know I am on holiday and only get internet access if I nip into a local bar, but…
No sooner had Samira Ahmed lamented in the Guardian the decline of German…Continue
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In 2010 and 2011, Anglican and Catholic academics met in Oxford to discuss Christianity's response to Islam, to create a solid foundation for engagement. Four key aspects of Islam were discussed, namely Muhammad, the Qur'an; prayer and devotional life, and finally law and society. Revised versions of the papers are now available, together with questions for further reflections:…Continue
Added by Katharina Smith-Muller on August 22, 2012 at 16:39 — No Comments
There are a few opportunities to apply for funding for interreligious work - the Interfaith Youth Trust funds work with young people, particularly during interfaith week: http://www.ifyouthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=8. Community Games funds events that get the community involved in physical activity (e.g., in this context, a sponsored interfaith walk, a cricket game played by Christian-Hindu teams...), and also provide resources that help…Continue
Added by Katharina Smith-Muller on August 22, 2012 at 12:00 — No Comments
If you are in the Birmingham area, this is an event not to be missed - there will be speakers from the different faith traditions, speaking on how their faith motivates them to help others, as well as a fair of local and national faith-based social action organisations presenting their work. There will also be free refreshments and entertainment. For more information, and contact details of the organisers, have a look at…Continue
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity material for 2013 is now out and can be downloaded for free http://www.ctbi.org.uk/606 . The hard copy booklets can be purchased from our supplier.
The Week of Prayer is traditionally marked in January (18-25) but is also observed at Pentecost. This year’s theme – “What Does God Require of Us?” – is based on Micah 6.6-8 which speaks of the obligations of justice. This theme has been chosen and developed by…Continue
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All has been quiet on the blogging front – again. No loss of interest, but just life being full and a lack of conviction that I have anything useful to say about anything. I might have commented on…Continue
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Today, I delivered some correspondence to two friends at a Sikh Community which holds monthly worship in a Church Hall. Was made very welcome and enjoyed the Langar meal, Very struck with the way members greeted and hugged each other.
Sat Sri Akaal
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Are folk aware of Julie Siddiqui's initative to encourage Muslim families to invite others to an iftar meal? Contact Julie Siddiqi a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com>
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I thought I would share this with some friends
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One of the remarkable things about the wonderful Olympics 2012 is how the humble champions speak of the journey to the podium. It is easy to hear them speak of “twelve years of training and preparation for this event” without realising that those twelve years were made up of over 4380 days. In…Continue
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Mention the word 'race' at the moment and all eyes turn to the Olympics in London. But, it is another form of race that preoccupies my mind today.
Yesterday the parents of Shafilea Ahmed were jailed for life for murdering their own daughter who had – by her westernised independence –…Continue
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The Iona Community has issued the following statement regarding the "Pussy Riot Trial" in Moscow and is shared with members of CT Connect:
"Members of the Iona Community, an ecumenical Christian movement, committed to international justice and peace, at our summer gathering, on 6th August 2012, affirm that the use of music and drama to express protest in support of human rights, is an invaluable witness in the seeking of justice and equality for social…Continue
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The following is part of a series which gives suggestions for bidding prayers at the major festivals of other religions, along with a short text of explanation for use in parish newsletters. In acknowledging these festivals, and praying for those who celebrate them, Catholics can express their connectedness to all people of faith, as well as the respect which the Church holds for their spiritual wealth.
The Islamic festival of Eid-ul-Fitr marks the completion of the month of…Continue
The following press release comes from the World Council of Churches and is shared with members of CT Connect!
“Profound acceptance of the others, and a willingness to be open to unity in diversity will uphold values of reconciliation, peace and security in any society and community,” said Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to the participants of international consultation on “Peace, Security and Reconciliation in Myanmar”, organized by the Commission of the Churches on…Continue
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