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 ...
Sorry for the last-minute posting- we hope you are free THIS TUESDAY evening as we may not have let you know about an event that is being run by the Nether Edge Quakers tomorrow evening as part of Quaker Week…
A few Quakers will share their spiritual journeys, we’ll experience Quaker worship and there will be time for sharing, questions plus hot drinks and biscuits.
Shirley House Interfaith Centre 7.30pm Tuesday 2 October. All are welcome.
Suki Singh, Sikhism representative for interfaith relations in South Yorkshire, will talk about the beliefs and practices of this monotheistic religion founded in the Punjab in the fifteenth century. Sikhs form the fifth most numerous faith group in Sheffield, and built a beautiful Gurdwara in Warren Street, S4, which opened in 2011.
Refreshments provided opened
Open to all faiths and everybody
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL
on Monday 8th October 2018
at 7.30 pm
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 267 8289 for further details
We (Dept Philospohy, University of Sheffield) are pleased to announce a new season of talks in our ‘God and the Good: Thinking Religion and Ethics’ series, in partnership with Sheffield Cathedral.
All talks: 7.30pm-9pm
Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street, S1 1HA
This series of interdisciplinary talks, is intended for a general audience. The series will consider the relation between religious thinking and traditions on the one hand, and ethics on the other. While most ethical traditions have a religious background, the increasing secularization of modern society has put this connection in question. These talks will consider how far ethical issues can be illuminated by coming at them through a religious context, and vice versa, as well as the history of the interconnection. All are welcome, and there is no need to register attendance.
Diatribe, dialogue and difference: reflections on Christian-Muslim relations
2nd October 2018 – Mona Siddiqui
Throughout history, the encounter between Christianity and Islam has been largely polemical driven by theological, political and sociological differences. The lecture will explore how doctrinal differences on a range of issues such as the nature of God, law and salvation led to serious intellectual engagement between Christian and Muslim scholars but also a gradual cultural and civilizational distance. Many of the historical tropes are being revived today in our Euro-Atlantic politics leading to new shifts and rifts in this most complex relationship.
Religion, atheism and the varieties of the good life
19th February 2019 – John Gray
It is commonly claimed that atheists can be as moral as practitioners of traditional religions, and no doubt this can be so. However, John Gray suggests that atheists have promoting a wide variety of conceptions of the good life. Examining the history of atheism over the past several centuries, he will argue that it has not been a single intellectual movement but a diversity of contending sects adhering to divergent and often conflicting values and advancing very different ways of life. The question is therefore not whether atheists can be moral, but: Which morality should atheists follow?
Seeking the Welfare of the City: What Can the Church Contribute to the Common Good?
26th June 2019 – Bishop Pete Wilcox
This talk will explore how, in pursuit of the common good, the church has something to offer in policy-making as well as in project-delivery, in what might be called a prophetic role and not merely a pastoral one.
More information, including information about the speakers is available on our website.
We hope to see you there!
Dr Minna Shkul
University Teacher and Senate Fellow.
Department of Philosophy. The University of Sheffield. 45 Victoria Street. Sheffield. S3 7QB
A reminder of 2 important things happening next week.
1) Monday 24th September, 6:00-8:00 pm SIF Annual General Meeting in the Multifaith Chaplaincy, level 2 Owen building, Sheffield Hallam University, S1 1WB.
This is an opportunity to make suggestions for future shared activities, to renew or begin your membership, join our small committee or simply meet people from different faith traditions.
2) Thursday 27th Sept 2018 at 6.00-8.00pm Food and Friendship
After a quiet summer in terms of interfaith events, the Jewish High Holy Days and the autumn equinox, do join us for a ‘bring & share’ meal. People of all faiths (and food traditions), or none, are most welcome.
We welcome everybody who would like to come
at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8YL
(Number 4 bus leaves Sheffield Interchange at 17.35)
We have fixed the dates for the next Food and Friendship dinners through the autumn and winter.
Further reminders will be posted for each event; but for those who prefer to organise their diaries in advance, please note the following dates:
Thursday September 27th
Tuesday October 23rd
Monday November 26th
Wednesday December 19th
Thursday January 24th
Tuesday February 21st
These will all be held at 6.00-8.00 pm at Shirley House Interfaith Centre, 31, Psalter Lane, S11 8YL
The number 4 bus, which leaves the bus interchange at 17.35 stops outside.
If you have not attended before, these are bring and share dinners. To be inclusive of varying dietary requirements, most dishes are vegetarian (though it is fine to bring meat dishes as long as you indicate this). We love to share traditional dishes from different cultures. A kettle, microwave and oven are available to finish off or heat up contributions that need this. Savoury and sweet foods are both popular, there is no need to book or inform anybody of what you wish to bring, but if you have any queries please contact this website or the St Andrews Psalter Lane Church Office on 0114 267 8289.
These dinners are organised and hosted by Sheffield Interfaith, they are not Shirley House Interfaith Centre events. Shirley House Interfaith Centre is open to all faiths and everybody, it is not a membership group.
All members, (new, long-standing or lapsed) are warmly invited to Sheffield Interfaith Annual General Meeting at Sheffield Hallam University Multi-faith Chaplaincy.
This is on level 2 (go down from the main entrance) of the Owen building at City Campus.
We would welcome suggestions for new activities and members, and volunteers to the committee.
New friends are also welcome to join, subs are just £5 per year (which has sometimes stretched to 18 months)
Nether Edge Festival logo
Sounds of the Spirit (3)
Presentations of beautiful chanting and recitation from different faith traditions, organised by the Shirley House Interfaith Centre as part of the Nether Edge Festival. This year’s event will include
* Introductions to Islamic nasheeds (spiritual songs)
*Christian chants from the Taizé Community
*Zoroastrian religious practice.
at St Andrews Psalter Lane Church
31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL (NOT in Shirley House)
Open to all faiths and everybody
on Monday 17 September, 7.30 pm
Contact Revd Gareth Jones at email@example.com or on 0114 250 8251 for further details
ASSIST is looking for volunteers to fill several new roles, including a Housing Support Volunteer, Accompanying Coordinator and volunteers to provide advice and guidance to people who come to the Sanctuary with a variety of asylum related issues. Please contact Craig firstname.lastname@example.org or Jochen (email@example.com) for further information.
They would also like donations of gardening tools so that asylum seekers are able to do some gardening at their accommodation.
Firstly, some good news about Pride Mbi Agbor, whom you may have supported during his journey to refugee status. He has now been accepted onto a degree course at the University of Sheffield to study Biomedical Science starting in September.
There was a Sheffield People’s Theatre production at the Crucible last week, called “Songs from the Seven Hills” and written by John Hollingworth, which weaves together stories of Sheffield folk with the struggle of a Syrian family to find sanctuary in the city.
The Sanctuary on Chapel Walk goes from strength to strength, with lunches served on Tuesdays, English language classes, and choir practices among other activities. They also want to raise funds by collecting used printer cartridges -please take them in.