Lancashire Methodist District

Inter Faith

interfaith forum



Weekly Meditation

Christian meditation


Meditation may deepen one's experience of the presence of God, enhance self-awareness, and reduce stress and anxiety, valuable during this time of isolation.

Join a half-hour Zoom ‘guided meditation’ session, led by Peter Lumsden (local preacher in the Clitheroe circuit), every Monday evening at 7 p.m.

The sessions follow a pattern of 15 mins of spiritual reflection, combined with a focus on breathing, leading into a period of about 15 mins of silence.

Contact Peter Lumsden: pjlumsden58@gmail.com

We are delighted to announce that we'll be holding another 'multi-faith' webinar featuring members of the Lancashire Forum of Faiths. This will be on Tuesday 25th August, at 3pm, using Zoom as the platform.



Dying, death, and life after death

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone, with large numbers dying, and families experiencing bereavement. Whilst we may be aware of some of the practices of different religious groups, how much do we know about the beliefs behind the various rituals and practices associated with death? Increasing our understanding of beliefs and practices of our various traditions is important in the building of stable communities, so this event will be of interest to a wide audience. It will also be recorded, so that it can be widely used as a learning resource.

A Webinar took place on 8th July via Zoom and a recording of the Webinar was made:



Click Here
 to read more about the aims of the Webinar

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Inter Faith Events

 

Check our Events Page for additional events being held

 

Inter Faith Religious Festivals 2020

 

October

 

3 – 9

Sukkot – shelters (Jewish)

19

Birth of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) The prophet of the Baha’i faith

17-24

Navaratri (Hindu)

31

All hallows eve (Christian)

 

 

November

 

1

Samhain (pagan) Remembering the dead; endings and beginnings

1

All saints (Christian) This was a major festival in earlier times

8-15

INTER FAITH WEEK

14

Diwali (Hindu / Sikh) Festival of Lights

29

Advent begins (Christian)

30

Birth of Guru Nanak (Sikh) Marking the birth of the founder of the Sikh religion

 

 

December

 

11-18

Hannukah (Jewish)

25

Christmas (Christian) Marks the birth of Jesus who Christians recognize as the ‘messiah, or chosen one of God