Interfaith Week

This year: 11-19 November

Saturday 11 November, ‘Seeds of War’, a Requiem and poetry reading at 7.30pm at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop, 34,Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA. Entry £6, refreshments available. The event includes readings in several languages, and the Oxford launch of Sura Hussein Mohammed Ali’s ‘Seeds of Bullets’, a study of the poetry of Wilfred Owen and Adnan al-Sayegh.

Sunday 12 November, at 11am: the annual faith-inclusive Remembrance Day service, at the Martyr’s Memorial in St Giles, Oxford.

Monday 13 November, Oxford Council of Faiths “Faith Exchange”, 6.45 (light refreshments), 7.15 start, at the Jewish Centre, Richmond Road. Hear about what other people’s faiths mean to them, and explain what your faith means to you.

Weekend of 17-19 November, OneWorld Festival at the Ashmolean Museum, in conjunction with the exhibition “Imagining the Divine”.

Saturday 18th November, from 1pm to 4pm in the Atrium (Lower Ground Floor) of the Ashmolean: talks, Indian classical and folk dance and singing, Henna artistry and a Rangoli workshop. There will also be a Trail through Gallery 32 which takes viewers to the highlights in the Indian collection. Speakers include Chandra Vadivale, who will talk on ‘Imaging the Divine’ in relation to ‘Imagining the Divine’, and Shaunaka Rishi Das,Director of Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on ‘What has Hinduism brought to the World’. FREE.

Sunday 19 November, at 12 noon: Living Faith: An Interfaith Panel, in the Headley Lecture Theatre in the Ashmolean (Lower Ground Floor). Each faith representative will provide a 5 minute presentation on how faith animates their life. This will be followed by a 15-20 minutes Q&A.

Also on Sunday 19 November, at 2pm: “Woven Threads and Torn Fabric”, story-telling with Adele Moss and Jumana Moon, a Jewish-Muslim storytelling partnership. They work with stories from sacred texts as well as traditional folk tales from Jewish and Muslim communities. Tickets are free, but there’s a £1 booking charge: see:
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