Footsteps Event Report: ‘Tread Lightly on this Earth’

On 20th November, 80 people from different Birmingham faith communities and local groups came together at Birmingham Central Mosque to explore practical steps for a low carbon future. We heard from local places of worship, young people and NGOs about actions that have been successfully taken in Birmingham.  Lively table discussions took place and the afternoon concluded by identifying action and making pledges.  The event ‘Tread Lightly on this Earth’ was organised by Footsteps as part of National Interfaith Week.  Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to make this event a success. One participant commented: “we should all act as guardians of the Earth, whether we do so from a viewpoint of faith or otherwise. If large numbers of people take small actions to save energy, and live more…
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Mrs. Jean’s Funeral and Celebration of her Life

Mrs. Jean’s Funeral and Celebration of her Life

Please join us on Friday 6th January 2017 to celebrate the life of and cherish the memories of Mrs Jean (Jeanie) May Rookes​ née Lewis [21 Nov 1942 - 15 Dec 2016] Time: 2pm Friday 6th January Venue: St Laurence Church, Northfield, B31 2LX Everyone is welcome to the service and for the refreshments afterwards in the Pastoral Centre next door. Members of uniformed organisations are encouraged to wear their uniform while others are asked to wear colourful clothes rather than black. We would also request no flowers; instead donations are welcome towards three charities supporting education and healthcare in developing countries: EMMS, USPG and PNGCP. We will have gift aid envelopes at the service. The Pastoral Centre has ample parking (access via Church Road) or on nearby roads off Church Hill. Please contact Peter Rookes (0121 477 2282, e-mail…
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BCF Hosts Interfaith Week in November 2016

BCF Hosts Interfaith Week in November 2016

Inter Faith Week is an incredibly important time in the year for inter faith learning, interaction, cooperation and celebration. It allows communities to highlight the achievements of local inter faith and faith based groups, and strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels. Having a week that is dedicated to inter faith activity helps inter faith initiatives to reach a wider audience, so that more people are made aware of the importance of this vital work, and are able to participate in it. Birmingham Council of Faiths will be again coordinating the Birmingham programme for National Interfaith Week 13th-21st November 2016. (more…)
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