East London Three Faiths Forum

Our events in 2017

26th January  - Does faith build bridges or barriers? 
at St John's Seven Kings IG2 7BB
with lead speakers to include:
Revd Santou Beurklian-Carter, Curate at St Mary's Church, Woodford
Sheikh Ayoub Rashid, Scholar at Eton Road Muslim Community Centre
Rabbi Henry Goldstein, Rabbi-Emeritus of South-West Essex & Settlement Reformed Synagogue
Since the meeting, the speakers have given us their texts - you can read them here

Thursday 9th March - Modern theologians
at Sukkat Shalom Synagogue, 1 Victory Road, Hermon Hill, Wanstead E11 1UL
with lead speakers to include:
Rabbi Irit Shillor, Harlow Synagogue.
Revd Jude Bullock of St Anne's C of E Church, Chingford
Dr Mahmoud Attiya, Imam, South Woodford Mosque book cover

Thursday 27th April - Book launch: A father's journey and a son's dream
by Dr Mohammed Fahim
At the South Woodford Mosque, Mulberry Way, South Woodford, E18 1ED
Dr Fahim will speak about the book, with responses from
Mendy Brukirer of Aish UK
and Jacqui Grieve of the Redbridge Faith Forum.

Thursday 25th May - A holy life: becoming God's person
at St Anne Line Catholic Church, South Woodford
With lead speakers:
Fr Francis Coveney of St Anne Line Church
Ali Asghar, Trustee of Azeemia Foundation (Islamic Sufi order)
Rabbi Maurice Michaels - Bournemouth Reform Synagogue

Thursday 13th July - Visit to the Gardens of Peace (the largest Muslim cemetery in the UK) - NB early start 7.30pm
Details of the cemetery here: gardens-of-peace.org.uk

Building at Gardens of Peace

BBQ poster - click for pdf

Sunday 13th August - Bring and Share Barbeque 
at St. Anne Line Catholic Church, South Woodford
Halal and Kosher meat will be available, as well as some veggie options.
Please bring some meat, sausages, fish or vegetables to barbeque, as well as salads, deserts and drinks.
Please bring yourselves, with family, friends and children!
Click on the adjacent image for a poster to display at your place of worship.

Thursday 14th September - Scriptural reasoning: family rights and duties
At Redbridge United Synagogue, Sinclair House, Woodford Bridge Road, Clayhall IG4 5LN (Sinclair House is between the Roding Hospital and Beal School, not far from the 'Charlie Brown' roundabout)

  • The texts that we will be looking at can be downloaded here
  • It would be helpful if before the meeting you could read and reflect on at least the text from your own faith.
  • Most of the time in our meeting will be spent in small groups, in which each faith is represented, and where members of each faith will share what their texts mean for them. This may lead to wider discussion, but the aim should be focus on the texts in hand.
  • The exercise is not a competition, but an attempt to gain mutual understanding. Please come with an openness to learn. Remember that God created us each with two ears but only one mouth.
  • Please treat the texts of other faiths with as much respect as your own (or more). Please do not, for example, place any texts on the floor. Any unwanted papers will be taken away at the end of the evening for reverent disposal.

Thursday 9th November - Rights and duties in society
At All Saints Church, Inmans Row, Woodford Wells IG8 0NH
With lead speakers:
Mr Marc Michaels, author, scribe, and Eastern Synagogue, Newbury Park
Imam Dr Mohammed Fahim, South Woodford Muslim Community Centre
Revd Hilary Musker, St Laurence's Anglican Church, Barkingside
Encourage others to come by displaying this poster.

Wednesday 29th November Wednesday 6th December 2017
Led by Rabbi David Hulbert, Maqsood Ahmed (Muslim Hands), Mrs Abida Iqbal and The Venerable Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham
Full details in this leaflet.

Tuesday 19th December - Party NB 7.30pm
At Valentine's Mansion, Emerson Rd, Ilford, Essex IG1 4XA
Please bring suitable food and drink to share; and a party-piece for our entertainment!