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  • Walk Fest Faith Walk 2016

    Walkers came from across Bristol to enjoy welcomes, talks, walks and visits to 6 different East Bristol based faith venues on Thursday 12th May. The walk was part of Bristol Walk Fest and organised by Bristol Multi Faith Forum and Bristol Inner City and East Health Improvement Team.
    Feedback was overwhelming – “The most interesting walk yet!” said one woman whose aim was to attend a walk on every day of the festival from 1st to 31st May!
    Faith leaders were wonderfully hospitable giving up their time to tell the fascinated group about their faith and their place of worship (many of the venues also went above and beyond proving delicious refreshments too!). Huge thanks to all involved.

    The places visited were The Hindu Temple , Bristol Bahá’í Centre, The Bristol & West Progressive Jewish Congregation, St. Mark’s Baptist Church, The Shah Jalal Mosque & Bristol Sikh Temple.

    To see a gallery of photos of the day click here.

  • Latest e-bulletin – Tuesday 17 May

    We publish regular e-bulletins – with information on events, resources and funding. Read our latest edition, published on Tuesday 17 May 2016. Please contact us with any news or information that you would like to have included in future editions. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in being added to our email list.

    Send any event information to me at johanna@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk.

    Read the e-bulletin here

  • Inter Faith Network UK message in response to Brussels attacks

    Dear IFN member bodies,

    We have news of fresh appalling attacks in another European city: Brussels.

    As an IFN Officers’ statement of last November, following the Paris attack, noted, terrorists have as their aim the creation of a climate of fear and uncertainty. Their victory begins the moment that people can no longer live in trust and with a sense of shared citizenship.

    Following the Paris attacks of November, faith and inter faith groups stood in solidarity. The attacks in Brussels will also have a significance for our lives together here in the UK and we know that our member bodies and people of all faiths and none will be remembering in the coming days those murdered and otherwise affected by the attacks in Brussels and standing together against violence and division.

    As we and our fellow officers said after the Paris attacks: “Terrorism has many faces. Sometimes it wears the mask of religion, claiming a justification in religious teaching for its acts.  This is rejected in the strongest terms by faith communities.”

    Best wishes,

    The Rt Revd Richard Atkinson OBE and Mr Vivian Wineman

    Co-Chairs

    The Inter Faith Network for the UK

  • Latest E-bulletin – Friday 18 March 2016

    We publish regular e-bulletins – with information on events, resources and funding. Read our latest edition, published on Friday 18 March 2016. Please contact us with any news or information that you would like to have included in future editions. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in being added to our email list.

    Send any event information to me at johanna@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk.

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  • Diverse Doors Open Day 2017

    Bristol Multi Faith Forum is pleased to confirm that Bristol Diverse Doors Open Day 2017 is taking place from 10.30am to 4pm. This is an annual event, offering the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship. It aims to give a flavour of the many faiths in the city of Bristol. For those who don’t want to do the trail under their own steam, we will be offering the option of joining us on a mini-bus ‘tour’ of a few key places of worship. More information about the day will follow shortly. In the meantime, if you would like to book a seat on the mini-bus, please contact Lily Khandker on 07789040267 (Available Tue, Thur and Fri) or email: info@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk.

     This is an annual event, offering the opportunity to visit a range of places of worship. It aims to give a flavour of the many faiths in the city of Bristol. Last year a total of 14 places of worship opened their doors. In addition, 6 of the 14 venues  formed a designated ‘Faith Trail’, each representing a different faith. At each of these six core venues there was an opportunity to participate in an issue based discussion and to ask questions. See photos from the day here.

     

     

     

     

  • 6 January 2016 E-bulletin

    We publish fortnightly e-bulletins – with information on events, resources and funding. Read our latest edition, published on Wednesday 6 January 2016. Please contact us with any news or information that you would like to have included in future editions. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in being added to our email list.

    Send any event information to me at johanna@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk.

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  • December E-bulletin

    We publish fortnightly e-bulletins – with information on events, resources and funding. Read our latest edition, published on Tuesday  15 December 2015. Please contact us with any news or information that you would like to have included in future editions. Please forward this to anyone who may be interested in being added to our email list.

    Send any event information to me at johanna@bristolmultifaithforum.org.uk.

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  • December News Magazine

    The latest edition of our news magazine has just been published. It gives details of some of the events and activities we have been involved with in recent months. You can read it here.

  • Candlelit Peace Vigil

    About 200 of us gathered on College Green at 6pm on Tuesday 17th November for a Peace Vigil – to pay respect to all those who have lost their lives or been devastated by acts of terrorism in Paris and also in Beirut, Turkey, Egypt, Syria and elsewhere. Also to stand united as peaceful multi-cultural, multi-faith and richly diverse communities in Bristol.

    Firstly we were outside, listening to speeches and prayers from a whole range of people. Then, the Cathedral opened its doors and invited everyone inside to place their candles – and it was a time for quiet reflection and shared prayer.

     There will be a report on our website and on facebook next week – but we just wanted to share with you some of these photos from the evening. See the Photo Gallery here.

    This was organised by local agencies and individuals including Bristol Muslim Cultural Society (BMCS); Council of Bristol Mosques; Building the Bridge; Somali Community Organisations; Stand Against Racism & Inequality (SARI); Bristol Multi-Faith Forum and others.

    Click here to read the speech given by our Chair Revd Tracey Lewis.

    Other speakers included, amongst others:
    Cllr Afzal Shah; Arif Khan, the Chair of the Council of Mosques; Rev Tracey Lewis, Chair of Bristol Multi-Faith Forum; Rev James Wilson; Zaheer Shabir, Chair of Building the Bridge; Peter Brill from Salaam Shalom; Kamlesh Vyas from the Hindu Temple; George Ferguson, the Mayor of Bristol; Alex Raikes, Director of SARI.

     

     

  • Statement on Paris attacks and prayers from Bristol Muslim Cultural Society

    Everyones hearts are feeling for the people of France at the moment.
    This is an absolutely disgusting attack on innocent people. No sane
    human could justify such behaviour. Even in the animal Kingdom animals
    don’t behave this way towards each other. This isn’t just an attack on France
    but an attack on all of us in Europe.

    Let’s pray that Allah helps the victims and their
    families at this difficult time. Ameen.

    Let’s pray that Allah brings these evil people who carried
    out these attacks to justice swiftly. Ameen.

    Let’s pray that as a continent we have the courage and
    resolve to stay united and stand together in the face of
    such an abhorrent act of evil. Ameen.

    Rizwan Ahmed
    (Muslim Chaplain Bristol University)

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