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Discussion - Rabbi David Singer and Sheikh Anwar Mady

 

A discussion between Rabbi David Singer and Sheikh Anwar Mady, facilitated by Mr Peter Osborne will take place on:


Thursday 1st February
7:30pm - 9:30pm
29 Notting Hill
Belfast. BT9 5NS


Sheikh Anwar has been living in Belfast with his family for about 20 years and Rabbi Singer has been here since March 2014. In the four years that they have both been in Belfast they have built a positive relationship at a time when religious intolerance has been on the increase.

This meeting provides an opportunity to hear both Sheikh Anwar and Rabbi Singer reflect on their experiences of Belfast and the contribution that interfaith dialogue has made to their lives. The meeting will be chaired by Mr Peter Osborne chairman of the Community Relations Council.

The evening is being generously hosted by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs at their offices in Belfast: 29 Notting Hill (off the Malone Road), Belfast. BT9 5NS

The meeting is open to members of the Interfaith Forum and their friends. 


To register please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Parking at the venue is very limited, please take care not to restrict the access of other residents in Notting Hill. If you need close access to the venue for reasons of disability please let us know so it can be arranged in advance

FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF IN EUROPE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

FREEDOM OF RELIGION OR BELIEF IN EUROPE – CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

 

Speaker: Dr. Kishan Manocha - Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights.  

 

Venue: Stranmillis University College (Room 5, Central Building 1st floor), Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Date: Thursday 16th November

Time: 18:00 for refreshments and 18:30 for talk.  NB THIS IS A CORRECTION TO THE TIME GIVEN PREVIOUSLY

 

Light refreshments available at start of meeting.

For catering purposes, please advise us if you are planning to attend!  

 

Dr Kishan Manocha has been Senior Adviser on Freedom of Religion or Belief at the Organisation of Security and Cooperation in Europe’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights since May 2015.  Prior to that, he served as Director of the Office of Public Affairs of the Bahá’í community of the United Kingdom.  In October 2016, Dr Manocha was appointed to the Inter Faith Advisory Committee to the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect.  He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the newly-established International Platform on Religion, Peace and Security.

 

Meeting & AGM

Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 7.30 pm

in Stranmillis University College, Belfast (Central Building, Lecture Theatre 2).

 

Guest Speaker:  Anna Lo (former MLA)

 

The meeting will include the Forum's brief Annual General Meeting, including Executive Committee elections.

 

This is an open meeting to which all are invited.

For fuller details and inclusion in the Forum's mailing list please contact Edwin Graham (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Norman Richardson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

New Trustees elected

Following the Annual General Meeting that was held on Tuesday 10th January 2017 in Stranmillis University College, the following have been elected to serve as Trustees for the coming year:

Dr Sandra Baillie
Mr Patrick Carberry
Mr Paul Fitzsimmons
Mr Edwin Graham
Mrs Hazel Holmlund
Dr Wasif Naeem
Mr Ed Petersen
Mr Raj Puri
Dr Norman Richardson
Mr Boyd Sleator
Mrs Sushma Sethi

 

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