Faith, Interfaith and Diversity Events

Details of a number of Inter Faith events taking place in November and December.


Courage, Conscience and Creativity Exhibition till December 4, 2016 Leeds Story Gallery, Leeds City Museum for displays in the community cabinets by Concord’s Women Peace-ing Together, Leeds Quakers and Bradford Peace Museum. See the peace cloth, rainbow rug and celebratory banner created by women from different faiths and cultures. Learn about Quakers attitude to war and peace - Conscientious Objectors and peace activists.

Wednesday 9    Book Evening    7.30pm Sheffield Interfaith sharing ideas from books that have influenced you - and your journey - at Shirley House, Psalter Lane S11 8YL.  

Thursday 10    Inside Outside    Josh Feinberg and Shahbaz Hussain at Seven Arts, Harrogate Road. Tickets from £8. Tel: 0113 244 5523  

Friday 11       Bradford Interfaith Prayer for Peace 7pm On the 11th of each month at the Khidmat Centre, Spencer Road, Bradford BD7 2EU  

Saturday 12     Courage, Conscience and Creativity     11am - 4pm Live Guiding of the community cabinet displays in Leeds City Museum’s Story Gallery by Women Peace-ing Together and Leeds Quakers.  

 Monday 14    The End of ISIL?     7.30pm A talk for Concord by Professor Paul Rogers of Bradford at the Quaker Meeting House, Woodhouse Lane LS2 9DX.  Everyone welcome.  

Tuesday 15     InterFaith Tree Planting      2.30pm The Mayor and Mayoress of Wakefield will be taking part in Wakefield Interfaith Group’s symbolic tree planting in Thornes Park, adding to the Faith Tree Trail of Oak Trees with a Chestnut-leafed Oak. Meet in the Denby Dale Road carpark WF2 8DY. People of all faiths or none with a love of trees and the environment are welcome. Share readings about trees from different faith traditions followed by refreshments in St James’s Church, Denby Dale Road WF2 8EB.  

Tuesday 15     ‘The Hammer Blow’book talk    7pm 10 women campaigned for peace by disarming a warplane and putting Britain’s arms trade on trial. Hear Andrea Needham, one of the women, talk about the action and its lessons for today.  West Room, Leeds Civic Hall. Contact   

Tuesday 15     Midnight Orchestra      7.30pm International Jewish Film Festival at Seven Arts, Harrogate Road LS7 3PD.
The son of a celebrated Moroccan Jewish singer searches for members of his father’s former band ... and transforms his life.
Tickets £7 tel: 0113 2626777

Saturday 19     Sheffield Interfaith Walk     2.15pm Meet at Victoria Quays, Furnival Road for a 2.5 mile walk along the canal and Lower Don Valley, visiting mosque, gurdwara and church. .  See website for details  

Sunday 20      Light for Leeds     12noon - 4pm At the dark time of year we celebrate Light at an Interfaith Week event in the Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre, Abbey Road LS5 3EH. Take a Walking Meditation and add a light to the Chapter House display; write your wish for a brighter future to put on the Tree of Hope. Enjoy music from different traditions and cultures  Free event with refreshments.. Everyone welcome.  

Sunday 20      Glories of Tango    3pm International Jewish Film Festival at Seven Arts, Harrogate Road LS7 3PD.
A psychiatric patient in Buenos Aries quoting lyrics of tango songs leads to his doctor uncovering dark secrets from the patient’s and the country’s past.
Tickets £7 tel: 0113 2626777  

Wednesday 23   A Journey Around Justice      7pm A Tenth Anniversary Ebor Leacture by the Rt Revd James Jones, former Bishop of Liverpool, at York Minster. Free admission. Contact   

Thursday 24   Leeds City Council Peacelink    7pm A meeting for groups and individuals concerned about and actively involved with peace issues.  

Wednesday 30     Friends of Sabeel     6pm Working for a just peace in Israel-Palestine. Refreshments and stalls. At Mill Hill Chapel, City Square, Leeds.  


Saturday 3  Peace Witness  10.45am - 11.15am Meet outside Wakefield Cathedral for Wakefield Interfaith Network witness for peace, planned for the first Saturday of every month. Join our 5-minute silent witness at 11am. “We stand in witness to the humanity of all people and our common abhorance of violence, of terrorism and of war. Please join us to witness to these our common concerns.”

Monday 5     Concord Women Peace-ing Together  10.30am - 12.30pm Women of all faiths meet for creative activities and chat in the Art Section (1st Floor) of Leeds Central Library - lots of books available to borrow.
Bring your own work or join in a group activity. If possible bring a vegetarian snack to share at 12noon. Everyone welcome.

Saturday 10     Peaceful Christmas    11am - 3pm Closing event for the Courage, Conscience and Creativity exhibition by Leeds Quakers, Women Peace-ing Together and Bradford Peace Museum. Family activities, songs and circle dancing in the Brodrick Hall of Leeds City Museum  

Sunday 11       Bradford Interfaith Prayer for Peace 7pm On the 11th of each month at the Khidmat Centre, Spencer Road, Bradford BD7 2EU