Sheffield Interfaith (SIF) are local people who are working together to promote mutual respect and interfaith dialogue in Sheffield. We achieve this by getting to know each other at regular ‘Food and … Read more ...
For those of you who are key workers in the health service, social care, food production and distribution and the many other essential jobs (some of which were recently described as ‘unskilled’ and are now being appreciated as vital) – THANK YOU. You will be working very hard and will not have the time or energy for leisure, but I hope you have some spiritual support from your faith community and/or family.
For others who are stuck at home, alone, without much to do, we hope your faith gives you support and strength, plus maybe a community accessible by phone or internet. I was grateful to be able to worship at home on Sunday using an order of service produced by the Methodist Church and have since spoken to others in my congregation who did the same thing at the same time. I am sure other churches and faith groups have done the same on their various holy days.
If anybody would like to send in their thoughts, or any favourite writing, prayers or poems that provide helpful ideas for getting through this difficult time, and builds our interfaith relations while we are separated, we would love to hear from you. Email us at Sheffieldinterfaith@hotmail.co.uk
This is to confirm that all Shirley House, Sheffield Interfaith and Dialogue Society events are cancelled until at least mid-June in view of the need to avoid group gatherings
Keep well, physically and spiritually
Following advice from various religious groups, several interfaith events in Sheffield are now cancelled.
Of particular immediacy is the Dialogue Society’s evening with Chris Hewer on this Monday 16th March at 7.30 pm, on the Muslim Perspective of Life After Death. The Dialogue Society is cancelling all public events until further notice.
If you registered for this event you will already have received notification that it is cancelled- but if you were just coming ‘on spec’ – don’t.
Sheffield Interfaith Food & Friendship on 24th March is also cancelled for the same reason. We apologise for the inconvenience. It is probable that subsequent Food and Friendship dinners arranged for April and May will also be cancelled, but this will confirmed or reviewed later.
All these events were to be held at Shirley House, but the cancellations are made by the organisers of individual events; Shirley House is not necessarily closed for other meetings or activities.
The Dialogue Society invite you to their upcoming event on Monday, 16th March at 7.00 pm. This time the event will be at Shirley House Room 1 (31 Psalter Lane, S11 8YL). The event will be a seminar/talk on “Life After Death” and will be presented by Dr Chris Hewer, who comes from a background in Christian theology, education, Islamic studies and inter-faith studies.
We would be delighted to have you at the event. You may also forward this invitation to whoever you might think could be interested. We are looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you at the event. Please RSVP for the event to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dialogue Society and Minhaj Sisters cordially invite you to join us for an evening event where we will celebrate International Women’s Day and build bridges through conversations. This time the venue is different from our regular place. The entrance to the venue will be strictly at 6pm and it will not be possible to enter any later than 6pm. Therefore, we kindly ask you to be there by 5.45pm to avoid any delays.
Venue : South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Headquarters, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, S1 3FG
Date : Friday, 6th March 2020
Time : 5.45 – 8pm
The event will be women-only and adults-only.
Thursday 27th February at Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
Nothing Special Sangha has been meeting in Sheffield for over ten years. We shall offer you a taste of our Zen practice; walking and sitting meditation. Some of us also will share our reflections on being part of this community and how it is shaping our lives.
Open to all faiths and everybody
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL
7.30 pm Thursday 27th February
Contact email@example.com or 0114 267 8289 for further details
We would like to welcome you to our bring and share dinners. A relaxed opportunity to meet others from different faiths, and to deepen friendships.
Bring some vegetarian food to share if you can, but come anyway.
- Tuesday Feb 25th 12.00 at Upper Chapel – Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JD
- Tuesday March 24th 6pm at Shirley House
- Wednesday April 22nd 6pm at Shirley House
- Wednesday May 27th 6pm at Shirley House
Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL (Buses 218 leave interchange: 17.35 & 17.55)
The Dialogue Society and Minhaj sisters cordially invite you to join us for an afternoon event where we will form friendships and build bridges through conversations. The theme of this event is learn to cook some exotic dishes. Some ladies will teach us how to cook some delicious and extraordinary dishes.
Venue : The Dialogue Society, 5 Birch Road, S9 3XL – Sheffield
Date : Sunday, 19th January 2020
Time : 2 – 4pm
Female ONLY event with boys aged 10 and under welcome.
Refreshments will be provided. You may also contribute to this by bringing any vegetarian food you may wish to share.
RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Living with respect and confidence with people of other faiths – an exploration for Christians.
An increasing number of us live and work in settings where we are in contact with people of other faiths – in the canteen, at the school gate, as team colleagues. Through these experiences and friendships, we may find ourselves reflecting on our understanding of our own faith. Our own certainties or understandings may well be challenged, and we may find that questions arise for us about the nature of God or the person of Jesus.
We may sometimes therefore want to explore the following thoughts:
How can we live and talk with our neighbours of other faiths with sensitivity, respect and confidence?
What are the commonalities and differences between faiths?
How can my own faith be enriched by engaging with my neighbour’s faith? Can it sometimes also feel challenged?
These are some of the questions we shall be considering together during the three one and half hour evening sessions from 7.30-9.00pm at UTU, led by Rev Gareth Jones.
Dates are Tues 11th Feb, Tues 3rd March, Tues 31st March
As we will be sharing together we ask that people come for the whole series, and there will be a fixed number in the group.
Booking: Cost £36 and £25 for low waged and members for all three sessions
Details in the New Year, but please reply to email@example.com to reserve a place