INTERFAITH WEEK UK 2022 (13th-20th November)

15 November 10:00 to 16:30.

THE EEFA CONFERENCE - “CHAPLAINCY FOR ALL“

VENUE - the Auditorium at The Hold, 131 Fore St, Ipswich IP4 1LN

“The times they are a’changing”  (Bob Dylan)

A conference for all involved in chaplaincy, human resources officers and all concerned with the well-being of others.

To book a place go to click Eventbrite

09:30: Registration

10:00: Welcome by Prof. Helen Langton, Vice-Chancellor, University of Suffolk

10:15: Introduction to the day by Cynthia Capey, EEFA Interfaith Consultant

Chair for morning session: Revd Canon Andrew Todd

10:30: “We knew we needed to change but we didn’t know how”
Keynote lecture by Joanna Mutlow from the SPaRC team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals

Followed by questions and discussion

11:45: Comfort break

12:00: Where are we all placed – sharing our contexts and concerns

12:45: Lunch

Chair for afternoon session: Omid Djalili.

13:30“CHAPLAINCY FOR ALL”
How can we become fit for purpose in ever changing times?

Participants Forum introduced by Catherine Todd

2:45 Comfort break.

15:00 to 16:30 – Performance.
“Whether we like it or not – all the world’s our stage
and we are fellow pilgrims on a journey.”

Omid and Annabel Djalili, Stefan Freedman and team will be presenting a musical drama based on “Staging Posts on the Journey of Life” reminding us of our personal spiritual journeys as fellow travellers, supporting each other to build a better world.

 

“There will be no peace among the nations unless there is peace among the religions”
Hans Kung.

“Our first task in approaching another people, another culture, another religion, is to take off our shoes, for the place we are approaching is holy. Else we may find ourselves treading on people’s dreams.  More seriously still, we may forget that God was here before our arrival.” Max Warren.

 

About the speakers.

Joanna Mutlow is a Humanist Celebrant and part of the new Heart to Heart team at Bradford Teaching Hospitals.  FOR MORE ABOUT JOANNA AND SPaRC VISIT http://www.eefa.net

Catherine Todd is the UK Prison Chaplaincy HQ Advisor and Quaker Faith Advisor.

 Andrew Todd is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Professional Doctorate in Practical Theology at Anglia Ruskin University and the Cambridge Theological Federation

Omid Djalili is a British actor, comedian and writer who recently played the herald at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Windsor Horseshow Celebrations.  Omid is a member of the Baha’i Community

There will be advisers present from various faiths backgrounds including Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Humanist, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Pagan, and Sikh.

REFRESHMENTS: Throughout the day, refreshment will be available from the Hold Café.  Participants may choose to lunch at one of the many local cafes or to bring their own lunch pack to eat outside (or on the Waterfront!)

Recommended Reading: “The One Hundred Years of Lenni and Margot” by Marianne Cronin

To book a place go to click Eventbrite

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK OPEN LECTURE

We would like to draw your attention to a prior EEFA event,
hosted by the University of Suffolk.

1st November 18.00-19.30: All Saints Day

University of Suffolk Open Lecture “The times they are a’changing”  (Bob Dylan)

Finding my way: an Essex ministry – as parish priest, university chaplain, cathedral pastor and inter-faith lead.

Revd Canon Ivor Moody

Ivor Moody, is the Vice-Dean of Chelmsford Cathedral.  He will be speaking about responding creatively to the challenges of our contemporary world and changing British society, drawing on his past experiences and his present role as Vice Dean and Canon Pastor of Chelmsford Cathedral since 2010.

Ivor is Chaplain to Essex County Council, Chair of the Mid-Essex Inter Faith Forum and also Chair of Essex Mind and Spirit, a community voluntary organisation which seeks to promote positive relationships between faith and spirituality and mental health issues.

TO ATTEND THIS EVENT, IT WILL BE NECESSARY TO BOOK A PLACE USING EVENTBRIGHT WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLK WEB SITE