Event: Understanding Judaism

Event: Understanding Judaism

[masterslider id="2"] ‘Understanding Judaism’ was part of BCF’s series of events on Understanding Faiths. Event Speakers were Rabbi Margaret Jacobi of Birmingham Progressive Synagogue) and Mr Brian Cooper of Birmingham Hebrew Congregation). There was time allowed for discussion as well as a visit to the sanctuary with both Rabbi's explaining what the artefacts around the sanctuary meant and the Scrolls were shown too with some Scrolls dating back to 1800's.The Event was open to all faiths and approximately 45 people attended the event.At the end of the event, refreshments were served.We will appreciate to those who attended the event to send us your post-event feedback using the Event Evaluation Form below. Event Evaluation Form Loading...
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BCF releases Inter Faith Week 2016 Report

BCF releases Inter Faith Week 2016 Report

Each year, the Birmingham Council of Faith (BCF) creates a report on Inter Faith Week, and draws together a list of all events known to have taken place in Birmingham to mark the Week. These are drawn together for ease of reference. The 2016 programme was built on the experience of the previous year with a total of 21 events in a slightly extended  week, most of which were organised by different faith bodies in membership or association with the Birmingham Council of Faiths. Over 500 people attended the wide variety of events which took place in different locations around the city and on its margins. These included the spiritual, artistic, remembrance, health and wellbeing. Click here to read the full report.
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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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