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 ...
My Jewish Faith Journey
Judaism is both a religion and a ‘race’. Both Christianity and Islam arose from the Jewish faith, but how much do most of us know about the Jewish way of life and belief? Hearing Irenie Zelickmann’s personal story will bring it to life.
Open to all faiths and everybody
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane,
Sheffield S11 8YL
on Tuesday 31st January 2017
at 7.30 pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 267 8289 for further details
We Welcome all to join us in celebrating Makara Sankranthi/ Lohri/Pongal
Event : Makara Sankranthi / Pongal/Lohri
Date : 14th January 2017 ( Saturday) TOMORROW
Day Program :
18:30 till 19:30 : Pooja & Maha Aarthi in Temple
19:30 till 21:00 Prasad
Sponsor : Hindu Mandir & Anisha Singh
Apologies from Sheffield Interfaith for putting this post up so late
Ahead of the Christmas holidays, the Muslim Council of Britain issued two simple Christmas greetings, ‘Keep Calm It’s Christmas’ and ‘Don’t Panic, Christmas is not Banned’.
The posters were a playful nod at the ‘Keep Calm, And Carry on On’ posters.
The message emphasised that some Muslims will join in those celebrations, remembering too that Jesus was an important Prophet of Islam. Others will not join.
But very few Muslims will be offended at the celebrations taking place, and no one should be obliged to change their celebrations at risk of offending Muslims.
Our message has gone viral on Twitter and Facebook and was reported, amongst others, in the Guardian and the Huffington Post.
Sheffield Interfaith celebrates Interfaith Week by discovering some of the faith communities along the River Don
Saturday 19th November
Starts at 2.15 at the entrance to Victoria Quays (Furnival Road – opposite the entrance to the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn.)
The 2.5 mile walk along the Canal and the Lower River Don provides a different view of Sheffield. We will visit places of worship along the route to deepen our understanding of different faith traditions along the valley. You are welcome to join us at any point. Our approximate arrival times are as follows
Bait‐ul‐ Afiyyat Mosque – 60-62 Sussex Street, Sheffield, S4 7YY 2.30pm
Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Sikh Temple, Warren Street, Sheffield S4 7WT (Head covering required) 3.00pm
St Charles Catholic Church, St. Charles Street S9 3WU 4.00pm
Tableegh-Ul-Islam Mosque, 30 Bodmin Street, S9 (refreshments served) 4.40pm
There are regular buses along Attercliffe Road returning to Sheffield City Centre. There is also a Supertram stop (Attercliffe) a few minutes walk from the end of our walk.
You are cordially invited to attend the above talk at the UK Islamic Mission (UKIM) Sheffield Centre
Speaker: Dr Chris Hewer
A Christian Scholar of Islam and Author of a number of Books on Islam and Christianity
Date & Time: Friday 4th November 2016, 6:30PM
Venue: Faith & Fraternity Forum
UK Islamic Mission Sheffield
525 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FU
Dr Chris Hewer’s Presentation: 6:30 to 9:30PM
(Interspersed with Questions from the Audience)
Dinner Served: 9:30PM
RSVP: Jamil Akhtar
This will take place on Wednesday 5 October at St Patrick’s Church, Sheffield Lane Top (S5 0QF) from 7.30 to 8.30pm.
Everyone is welcome, whether people of faith or not, to drop in and spend a moment or two in silence, to light a candle, as a sign of our common humanity, our solidarity with those who are suffering in Syria, and our yearning for peace.
Donations will be accepted for the British Red Cross Syria Appeal.
For further information contact Andrew Crowley at email@example.com
As you know, the refugee situations in Calais, Lesbos, Turkey and Syria continue to worsen, and many individuals and faith groups in Sheffield are continuing to so what they can to help.
Sheffield Donations for Refugees is not a faith-based group, but a committed bunch of people from a wide variety of different backgrounds and ages who have been coordinating and sorting donations in Sharrow Old School, but the building is currently unsafe. They have recently relocated to Meersbrook.
Here is the news we have been waiting for! Sheffield Donations are go once again. However, things need to be different for various reasons. Please read before donating
Meersbrook Hall have wonderfully offered us two rooms to collect and store in. Due to the imminent eviction of Calais camp and us having less space we are ONLY going to collect specific items for the next 6 weeks. After that we will assess the situation. We massively appreciate every tiny bit of contribution from everyone but we want to do what we can to best help in Calais with the resources available.
Please if you can collect and drop the following:
– Sleeping Bags (3-4 season)
– Complete Tents – in good condition
– Roll Mats
– Large Rucksacks
– Rolling Suitcases
Meersbrook Hall is open 9-5pm Monday Friday for donations drop-off and sorting sessions will be on Monday and Thursday 11-1pm. All are welcome
If you are coming to help us at Meersbrook Hall please read these points:
You need to sign in and out when going.
If you put the inside door on a wedge please shut it when finished.
When using the rolling shelving put wooden blocks in first.
It’s a great space in a lovely place. Come and join us Mondays and Thursdays 11.00 – 13.00
We are also fundraising and we will buy as much food and items above as we can and send to Calais at the end of October. Our funding page is here – any donations and shares massively appreciated.
Benefiting from the publicity of the Nether Edge festival, this event on 22nd September at St Andrews Psalter Lane Church attracted about 70 people, including all the presenters. Not quite a concert, but neither an act of worship, the evening provided insights into different traditions of chanting or repetitive use of music and human voices in spiritual ways.
It started with Sikh Simran (remembrance of God), which included both hymns and sections of the Guru Granth Sahib, accompanied by tabla drums and harmonium, producing a beautiful sound.
The Amida Buddhist tradition contrasted with this by reciting short phrases repetitively, Nembutsu (calling the name of the Buddha), but with various voices creating harmony. They pointed out that their tradition varies around the world, using local music as well as that of Indian origin, and demonstrated this by using a Christian tune from the Taize community in France for one of their chants.
After refreshments we then listened to some more songs from Taize, and joined in with ‘Bless the Lord my soul, and bless his Holy name. Bless the Lord, my soul, who leads me into light’- English words that summarise the role and thoughts of chanting and recitation in many faiths.
The final presentation was Islamic Nasheeds (spiritual songs) which, like the Sikh Simran, were longer songs involving epic poems and hymns, some very ancient, others more modern.
The whole evening was a moving and spiritual experience, a beautiful musical concert and an opportunity to learn about the practices of other faiths and to see how much we have in common.
1st-8th October Quaker Week- look out for publicity
10th October, 6.00-8.00 pm – Food and Friendship Bring and Share dinner, Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL (Number 4 bus leaves Sheffield Interchange at 17.35)
What more do we need but food and friends to eat with? September is for many a time of new studies and jobs, so whether you are new to Sheffield or have always been here, come and share a multi-cultural meal. Bring some of your favourite food, perhaps a traditional food from your family or culture, if you are able. We like to learn about each other and would like to learn about you.
We welcome everybody who would like to come
24th October – SIF committee meeting 4.30 pm SHU multi faith chaplaincy New members welcome
Thursday 27th October 7.30 pm ‘My Sufi Faith Journey’ (Talk) Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
4th November- Chris Hewer’s talk ‘Quranic insights into a society fit for humans’, Islamic Mission, Abbeydale Road
Wednesday 9th November– Book Evening. 7.30 pm. Sharing about books that have influenced your spiritual or faith life: biographies, fiction, scriptures, poetry or any book. Why recommend them, what they mean to people of a certain faith etc. Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
*** Interfaith Week 13th-20th November *** – More details to follow shortly
Tuesday 15th November ‘Love Your Neighbour’-7.30pm Show and Tell stories from your scriptures, faith traditions or personal experience that represent ‘loving your neighbour, especially those of other faiths. Shirley House Interfaith Centre, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
19th November- Interfaith Walk, Lower Don Valley (Ahmadiya mosque, Gurdwara Temple, St Charles Church, Bodmin Street Mosque) Time and meeting place to be confirmed later