Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum
Interfaith visits in Belfast, Dublin and Fermanagh
The Inter-Faith Forum has recently been running a course on world religions for a group in Cavan. The final part of the course is a series of visits to various places of worship and other venues.
There are a small number of places available for members and friends of the Inter-Faith Forum. There is no charge - but you must register in advance. You can join us for the entire day or for part of it, by arrangement.
The programme is included below. For more information contact Edwin Graham
Below is a link to the draft Constitution for consideration by Forum members at the AGM on 24th April 2013.
Two Courses on World Religions
With the support of the local District Councils the Inter-Faith Forum is delivering two courses on world religions during January and February 2013.
The course in Newtownards is on Tuesday mornings 10:30 - 12:30 followed by a light lunch. It is held in Newtownards Arts Centre.
The course in Downpatrick is on Tuesday evenings - 7:30pm - 9:00pm and it is held in Down County Museum.
If you are interested in attending either course see below for contact information. Please register in advance to assist with catering arrangements. There is no charge for either course.
The programme for both courses includes presentations by people from a wide range faith backgrounds.
More information about the programme for each course is available from:
Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme
The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI) brings internationals to the West Bank to experience life under occupation. Ecumenical Accompaniers (EAs) provide protective presence to vulnerable communities, monitor and report human rights abuses and support Palestinians and Israelis working together for peace.
A former local man, Ian Bell, has just returned from a three month placement as an EA in the Qalqiliya District of the West Bank. Based in the village of Jayyus with three fellow EAs from South Africa, Argentina and Germany, Ian has had first hand experience of the destructive effects of military occupation and the stifling of economic life and personal freedoms. Ian grew up in Northern Ireland and was educated at Friends School Lisburn and Queens University Belfast. After a long career in international education he has spent more than two decades working for human rights and the development of civil society in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East.
Ian is to be in Northern Ireland from 6th February to 19th February, 2012 inclusive and is to speak at a number of meetings arranged by several local organisations interested in hearing about the current situation in Palestine. Some of these meetings will be open to the public and a list of them is given below.
|8th February||1.30 p.m||
St. Mary's University College
|12th February||7.00 p.m.||
Combined Churches Service
|18th February||7.00 p.m.||Clonard Residents' Office
148 Springfield Road
Combination of B.R.N.(Belfast Reconciliation Network),
Human Rights Day events
Two radio specials recorded at Belfast City hall in partnership with the Inter-Faith Forum.
Featuring readings, music, special guests and hosted by Councillor Niall Ó Donnghaile.