The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is holding its flagship Mercy 4 Mankind Charity Challenge this year on Sunday 8 July 2018 in Rother Valley Park, Sheffield. EVERYONE IS WELCOME The challenge includes a full marathon and a raft race and activities for children.
AMYA has raised more than £3 million for British Charities such as Save the Children, Barnardos, Royal British Legion, Humanity First, Red Cross, Marie Curie Bloodwise, and others. All our work is motivated by the Islamic emphasis on serving mankind. This year we aim to raise £700,000 with all the proceeds going to the charities. The event is organised entirely by volunteers.
There is a £5 registration fee.
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A Talk by Lynn Rishworth,
the Pagan Federation Local Co-ordinator, at
Walkley Carnegie Library
on May 4th at 19.00
Refreshments will be available
the event is free but donations welcome
95 & 52 bus routes
People representing different faiths and beliefs walking together in Burngreave is a familiar sight. Once again, on a very sunny afternoon on 7 January 2018 there they were. This time around there were 40 or so walkers. The date was close to New Year Day and the feast of epiphany tide when Christians remember the visitors who came from the East and the gifts they brought to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. It was an appropriate time to celebrate the rich ethnic, cultural and faith gifts and diversity in Burngreave, and to walk together as an expression of our faith, hope, togetherness and prayer for peace.
The walkers met on the green near the Al Rahman Mosque in Spital Hill, and walked a one mile route. When they passed a centre of worship they paused outside for silent prayer for the community that prays there. The route passed eight local Churches, four Mosques and the nearby Hindu Mandir. The walk concluded back at Spital Hill green. There were no banners, and no speeches, only silent prayer.
Over the last hundred years people have come to live in Burngreave from many parts of the world. After World War Two many came here for work in the steel industry. More recently many have come from counties in or close to conflict and violence, and come here for safety and peace, bringing with them their gifts of faith like prayer. Burngreave is one of the most multifaith and multicultural areas in Sheffield. Our diversity is a gift and enriches us all as a community of communities.
We all need to do all we can to challenge hatred and hostility, to build relationships of mutual respect and trust, and to work and pray together for the safety and welfare of each other.
Look out for the details of the next prayer walk.
I am delighted to announce that we can now proceed with our interfaith walk, part of the national Interfaith Week. The walk will start at Christchurch Pitsmoor at 2.00pm. Location – see www.christchurchpitsmoor.com/map/. It is close to bus routes. We will then make a gentle walk down Burngreave Road to visit a mosque, and then onto the Multifaith Chapel at Burngreave Ashram (near Spital Green). There is a possibility of visiting elsewhere en route, details to follow as and when.
Kind regards. Andrew Crowley – Chair of Sheffield Interfaith
Stronger Together-Vigil in Remembrance and Solidarity
For the Victims of Finsbury Park Mosque, Grenfell Tower, London Bridge and Manchester.
To remember those victims and their families
To Honour the emergency services for their efforts in saving and protecting people lives
To stand in unity and solidarity with all faith communities to show that the bonds of community, respect and friendship are stronger together
Friday, 23 June
Sheffield City Centre
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The Great Get Together – Friday 16 to Sunday 18 June
On the weekend of 16-18 June, the anniversary weekend of the murder of Jo Cox, former MP for Batley and Spen, the Jo Cox Foundation is organising what it hopes will be the biggest street party since the Jubilee: The Great Get Together.
Organisers say “Jo’s killing was meant to divide us and we think the best response is to show how united we are. We believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and simply want to bring our communities together and celebrate all that unites us. This is our chance.” Their hope is that this weekend of community events will demonstrate how united people are.
The events are being supported by the Big Lunch, the Big Iftar, the Eden Project, the Inter Faith Network for the UK, the Church Urban Fund, and organisations of a range of different faiths and beliefs as well from across the broad spectrum of society.
The Great Get Together gives faith communities an opportunity to celebrate their work and to meet with others in their community. If you are a faith or inter faith organisation interested in getting involved and supporting the Great Get Together, here are just a few ideas that you might like to consider:
- Encourage your members to get involved or, if you are a local organisation, plan an event together
- Open your church, gurdwara, mandir, mosque, synagogue, temple, vihara or other place of worship, inviting in people of different faiths and beliefs
- Hold a special Great Get Together breakfast, lunch, or supper for guests of different backgrounds
- If you’re fasting for Ramadan you could hold an interfaith Iftar
- Take part in other Great Get Together events near you – meals, sports events, bake-offs, and more
- Work with other faiths or a local inter faith group to write a Great Get Together message of unity for use in local media
- Field a lead walker for the Great Big Walk (see below)
Your event can be held at any time over the three days. For further information and to take part, visit pledge.greatgettogether.org. You’ll then be sent an information pack. You can also email Mike Buckley at the Jo Cox Foundation (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are holding an event, please do also keep the Inter Faith Network in touch.
The Great Big Walk
The Big Lunch and the Eden Project are organising The Great Big Walk to tie in with The Great Get Together. Five teams of two walkers will walk from Batley in West Yorkshire to Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, London and Northern Ireland.
Walkers will start in May 2017, arriving for a Big Lunch / Great Get Together event on 18 June. Each day walkers will be visiting community groups along their route to shine a light on the people and projects fostering community spirit.
They are looking for ten lead walkers and a support team for each of the five routes. If you would like to take part or know someone who would like to get involved, further information can be found at https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/blog/take-part-in-the-great-big-walk.
Best wishes, Harriet Crabtree, Executive Director Interfaith Network