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The Archbishop of Canterbury's Faith in the World Prize
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has launched the 'Faith in the World' writing prize, which invites young people to submit an essay exploring faith in our world.
The prizes are awarded for different age groups 13-15, 16-17 and 18-21. Entries need to be submitted by 5pm on Friday March 11th 2011. An application form can be downloaded from the Archbishop's website.
Cross Crescent and Cool - Part 3
The next date for our succesful 'Cross, Crescent and Cool' training day is Thursday 3rd February 2011.
Venue: St. Philip's Church, Evington Road. Leicester. LE2 1HNCost: £20 (£10 concessions)
For more details contact Raheema Catarella at The St. Philip's Centre on 0116 2733459Please note this event has been postponed. The new date will be announced soon.
Conver(sa)tion: An Evangelical-Muslim Dialogue with Dr Chawkat Moucarry and Rashad Ali
The St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace is holding a participative discussion on how Christians and Muslims as adherents of missionary faiths can engage in inter-faith dialogue.
Tuesday November 23rd at 7:30 pm. Click here for details of Conver(sa)tion
Launch of new MYX Website
A new site dedicated to helping leadres bring Christian and Muslim young people together has been launched by Youth Encounter and The Christian Muslim Forum. It is based on the work pioneered by Youth Encounter and includes the rationale for the work, practical tips, training ideas, and session outlines.
Discipleship and Diversity Training Day
The next event in the Youth Encounter Series takes place on 10th November at The Youth Encounter Centre. It's an opportunity for Christian youth workers to think through how they can help their young people live out their faith amongst their Muslim friends.The cost of the day is Ã‚Â£25 including a light lunch (Ã‚Â£15 concessions)For more information download a Discipleship and Diversity
Interfaith Encounter From an Evangelical Perspective
This consultation is being led by The St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace on Thursday 8th July from 9:30am-4:15pm. Speakers include Dr Paul Hedges, Dr Helen Reid, Rev Dr Nick Wood, Dr Jane Clements and Dr Andrew Smith.
The event fee is Ã‚Â£25 / Ã‚Â£10 concessions and includes lunch, tea/ coffee)
For more details please contact Christoph Kiworr at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can book online at stethelburgas.org/consultation
For more information, or to promote the event ou can download a flyer about the Interfaith Encounters From an Evangelical Perspective here.
Cross, Crescent and Cool. May 15th
Faith and Young People is TEN
The very first Faith and Young People event was held in September 2000. To mark 10 years of the Faith and Young People project an event will be held on October 2nd 2010. Details coming soon
Youth Encounter on Premier Radio
On Saturday 21st November 2009 Andrew Smith, Director of Youth Encounter, took part in a discussion on Premier Radio's Unbelieveable programme. The discussion was about the Ethical Guidelines for Witness and raised some important issues. You can hear the broadcast by going to the Unbelieveable site.
Interfaith Week 15 - 21 November 2009
Inter Faith Week will run from 15 to 21 November. Its aims are:
to strengthen good inter faith relations at all levels;
to increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in the UK, in particular celebrating and building on the contribution which their members make to their neighbourhoods and to wider society; and
to increase understanding between people of religious and non-religious belief.
The Week is being facilitated by the Inter Faith Network for the UK and the Department for Communities and Local Government but will be community-led, with local people and groups of different backgrounds holding their own events and to highlight work going on to promote understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs.
Trinity College Bristol to run course to help Christians live out their faith amongst Muslims
Immersion is a two week course which offers Christians an opportunity to immerse themselves in study, reflection and practice of a topical aspect of Christian discipleship.
Blasphemy law in Pakistan: open petition
Christians and Muslims around the world as well as people of other faiths and those who do not adhere to any religion will have been hearing with real concern, the news of the attacks on the Christian villages of Gojra and Qorian in Pakistan resulting in the deaths of at least seven innocent men, women and children. This was the latest in such attacks over many years and has attracted international condemnation from religious and political leadership in Pakistan and internationally.
One of the causes of such attacks is the ability of extremists and others with private motivations, to incite attacks on Christians and on occasion also on Muslims; and the inability of the police and local judiciary to protect innocent people. The blasphemy laws currently in force in Pakistan provide such people with the means to incite violence and seem to have played a part in the recent incidents which led to the death of a number of Christians.
Following widespread discussions with Christian partners and correspondents in Pakistan, Christian and Muslim organisations in the United Kingdom and with the Pakistan authorities, there is a desire amongst many people to express their concerns to the Government of Pakistan and to press for change in the blasphemy legislation and for the protection of Christians and others who are suffering from its abuse. To this end a petition is now available to be signed electronically and can be reached by clicking here and following the instructions.
Click here to sign the Pakistan blasphemy law petition
The petition is signed by the Rt Revd Michael Jackson, who chairs the Anglican Communion Network for Inter Faith Concerns and by Dr Musharraf Hussain the Chair of the Christian Muslim Forum. This follows Dr Musharraf's initial statement and those made by others . The Rt Revd David James, Bishop of Bradford, is the first petition signatory
The petition will be delivered to the Pakistan Government and is intended to assist in their efforts to prevent further attacks. The more people who sign, the more effective the petition will be and we urge you to take action now by:
It is by actions such as these that people of faith and of goodwill can show their active concern for the good of the world and in this case their support of the Christian community of Pakistan and of Muslims who are concerned to take action and are supporting their Christian neighbours
Please do sign today - one click makes it possible!
My Friend Imran available as an ebook
When a Child Dies: Supporting Christian and Muslim Parents
This is the title of the latest training day in the Youth Encounter Series.It takes place on the 5th November 2009 at The Youth Encounter Centre and costs Ã‚Â£25 including lunch.
Ethical Guidelines for Witnessing
New Booklet on christian Muslim Friendship by Andrew Smith of Youth Encounter
My friend Imran is a new Grove Booklet looking at how we can help Christian and Muslim young people build friendships. As part of the Grove Youth series it seeks to help Christian youthworkers think through the theological, social and practical issues when seeking to help Christians live out their faith amongst their Muslim friends.
New Charity Set up to Promote Christian - Muslim Encounters with Teenagers
The Feast has been set up to work in the Sparkhill area of Birmingham. Taking its lead from the Faith and Young People project, The Feast is looking to develop significant opportunities for Muslim and Christian young people to meet and build friendships over the coming years.
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