Harmony Buffet 2024

The venue, Zaza Bazaar Restaurant, Canon’s Road, Bristol (BS1 5UH), is an exciting 1000-seater multi-cuisine buffet restaurant that offers a world of culinary adventure with over 300 dishes across the globe and a wide variety of delicacies from different cuisines, especially from South Asian, Far East, Caribbean, Tex Mex, American and European food habits. You can choose from as many dishes and sweet treat desserts as much as you can enjoy. On Sundays, they have a special extra medley of exclusive ethnic dishes including Biriyani, Dosa, Uttapams, Cholle Poori, kadhi rice, Keema, rasam, all-day English breakfast and Sunday carvery. Also, the specialist chefs will cook the dishes of your liking at the live cooking stations too. There will be music and cultural programmes to enhance the harmonious spirit of the gathering. The welcome drink and refreshments will start at 10.45 am and the cultural activities will finish by 3 pm.

We thank all people of goodwill for joining this friendship initiative and buffet lunch. If you are interested in joining the Harmony Buffet, yet unable to pay even the discounted rate, please email us your name for a free ticket before the 31st of July with a reason for your request, and we will consider that and issue a free ticket to you. Our acknowledgement and gratitude to all. Let’s all be part of the message of harmony and friendship.

With warm regards,

Cllr Tom Aditya
Chairman, Bristol Multi-Faith Forum.

Faith and Harmony Festival 2024

An Interfaith event to promote social harmony and community cohesion.

Bristol Multi Faith Forum organised ‘the South Glos Faith and Harmony Festival’ on Saturday, 11th of May 2024 at Holy Trinity Hall, Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 0BD in partnership with the South Gloucestershire Council, the NHS Blood and Transplant and the Southern Brooks Community Partnerships. The event promoted inter-faith social harmony, inter-cultural cohesion and community well-being. It brings people from all walks of life together in South Gloucestershire. Dr. Rajinder Singh, Transplant Surgeon delivered the presentation on the importance of Blood and Organ Donation among ethnic minorities. The event was well attended.

The Guests of Honour included the Chairman of the South Glos Council, the High Sheriff, various dignitaries, civic officials, religious and community leaders and artists. The programme consisted of inspiring talks from dignitaries, interactive sessions, cultural entertainment, refreshments and lunch (Samosa, Biriyani, Gulab Jamun, etc). We also raised awareness about sickle cell disease, blood donation and stem cell donation among communities at the event. All residents of South Gloucestershire were invited to attend.

All South Glos residents interested in attending were requested to register through the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-south-glos-faith-and-harmony-festival-tickets-886186376307/ or email: info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk with your name, address, faith community and your dietary choice before the 5th of May 2024. Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian lunch options were available. It has been a free event, but pre-registration was essential.

Let’s celebrate the day together.

Cllr Tom Aditya (Chairman)

Adv. Tripti Megeri (Secretary)

Update: 3rd May 2024: All the event tickets have already been pre-booked. Thank you very much for all your interest. Please come back for the next event. If you already have the tickets, see you on the 11th of May.

Multi-Faith Peace Gathering

A Multi-Faith Peace Gathering has been arranged at the Bristol Cathedral on Thursday, 19th October 2023 at 1.30 pm.

Joint statement from Bristol’s interfaith community on the escalation of violence in Israel-Palestine

Religious leaders from across the Abrahamic faiths have come together to send a joint message to the people of Bristol, inviting them to come together in prayer for those affected by violence in Palestine and Israel and calling for a swift end to violence and a peaceful resolution of this conflict.

The Rt Revd Vivienne Faull (Bishop of Bristol), Rabbi Monique Mayer (Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation) and Zaheer Shabir (Building the Bridge) along with Cllr Tom Aditya, (Chairman of the Bristol Multi-Faith Forum), have offered up the following words in sombre reflection:

“The continuing escalation of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that we have witnessed in recent days has deeply shaken everybody across the world. Few words can make sense of the tension we feel as we grieve the immense loss of life in this conflict.

We condemn all forms of violence, particularly those that are targeting innocent people and their families who are simply trying to live their lives. We urge the leaders to put an end to the ongoing violence and find ways to build peace among peoples and nations, so that they may live in unity with their neighbours.

We ask all our Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sisters and brothers across Bristol to come together at this difficult time and join in prayer for all who are affected by this conflict, both abroad and at home. We pray for an end to prejudice, both anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim, in our city and our country. We pray for a genuine, long-lasting peace in the region and across the world that unites us all in our humanity.”