Faith in Lancaster

Local interfaith group promoting harmony through diversity

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Faithshare April 24th

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Our next FAITHSHARE meeting, on the theme of “How does our faith benefit the community”, is on THURSDAY 24th APRIL, and will be in ROOM 1 at the Quaker Meeting House, starting at usual time of 7.30 p.m.

This topic was raised at the last faithshare by one of the attendees who wondered if there was some way that Faith in Lancaster might contribute to the local community in ways that were perhaps more practical and of a charitable nature.

This raises the important question, how do our faiths view the wider community? What is their relationship to it? Does charity have an important message to convey to the charitable doer as much as to the receiver.

How does faith enable practitioners to reach out and participate with others who do not have the same view as themselves?

If you have any other questions please bring them along and if you have any answers please do share them with us.

A Multi-Faith Vigil for Earth Day (22nd April, 2014)
Faith, Creation and Climate Change

To be hosted at the University of Cumbria, Lancaster Campus, starting at 1930.

A reflective and meditative vigil conducted largely in silence and focusing on:

– the challenges of climate change
– the impacts on soil, water, animals and people
– the role of faith in responding to these challenges to the Earth

This event is open to all who care about the natural environment and what is happening to creation – those of all faiths and indeed people of no faith.

The event will start and finish in St. Martin’s Chapel. Weather permitting we will use a series of outside locations to focus on the different impacts listed above. Please therefore come prepared for outdoor conditions.

The total duration of the vigil will be around 1 hr. 15 mins. Tea and coffee will be available afterwards in the chapel.

This event is supported by Treading Lightly, a network associated with Churches Together Lancaster:
http://together.ourchurchweb.org.uk/lancaster/networks/networks/