Faith in Lancaster

Local interfaith group promoting harmony through diversity

Browsing Posts published in January, 2012

Our February Faithshare will be a larger Faithshare Event, to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week.   It will take place on Wednesday 15th February, 7.30 p.m., in the William Stout Room, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster. The event will continue our `Faith and the Elements’ theme with an exploration of `Faith and Earth’.  We shall be looking both at the significance of the element of `earth’ in the beliefs and practices of our different faith traditions; and at how our personal faith and our different faith traditions inform our understanding of our relationship with Earth – our planet, our home.

Holocaust Memorial Day itself is Friday 27th January.  As in past years, Lancaster will be holding a commemoration candlighting service on Thursday 26th January at 6.30 p.m., in the Memorial Gardens behind the Town Hall in Lancaster.
In advance of this commemoration there will be other events.  An interesting current work by local artist Catriona Stamp,` (Dis)Placement: Mapping Identity’ will be on exhibition at the Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster from 9th – 29th January.
On Wednesday 18th January, at 6.00 p.m., The Dukes Theatre will be showing `Oranges  and Sunshine’, a film about the forced migration of children to Australia.
Following Holocaust Memorial Day, there will be a dialogue on anti-semitism at the Priory Church, Lancaster, 2pm on Saturday 28th January, and a commemorative service at the Priory Church at 7pm, with speaker Margie Tolstoy.

January, Thursday 19th January, 7.30 p.m, Meeting Room 2, Quaker Meeting House, Lancaster.

Continuing our exploration of `Faith and the Elements’, our January Faithshare will focus on `Faith and Water’.  What is the role of water in our different faith beliefs, traditions and practices?  How does water connect with our personal faith and spiritual lives?
As always, how we explore the theme is deliberately kept open to wide and flexible interpretation.  We welcome your contributions in sharing prayers, poems, songs, artwork and artefacts, reflections, stories and traditions, personal recollections; and especially your presence in joining with us, sharing the space and the spiritual connections within the group. Please do come along if you can.