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2008 CE

18 November

The Junction
L/Derry

INAUGURAL MEETING opened by the Mayor of Derry, Councillor Gerard Diver

“MY PERSONAL FAITH JOURNEY”
Fr. Neil Carlin

 

2009 CE

24 February

The Junction
L/Derry

“THE CHALLENGE OF INTER-FAITH”
Edwin Graham,
Secretary, Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum

28 April

The Junction
L/Derry

“A SIKH IN DERRY”
Mr K. J. S. Panesar

23 June

The Junction
L/Derry

“THERE WILL BE NO PEACE IN THE WORLD WITHOUT PEACE BETWEEN THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS”
Rev. Dr. Johnston McMaster
Irish School of Ecumenics

30 September

Alexander House
L/Derry

“TRAUMA AND FAITH - A RELATIONSHIP”
Dr Mamoun Mobayed

9 December

The Junction
L/Derry

“TINTER-GFAITH, CHRISTIANITY AND SOCIALISM”
Rev. Chris Hudson

 

2010 CE

20 April

The Junction
L/Derry

“WHAT IS CELTIC SPIRITUALITY?”
Fr Kieran Devlin

22 September

Alexander House
L/Derry

“BUILDING BRIDGES - Helping the Body and Spirit at the End of Life”
Dr Keith Munro,
Chairman, Foyle Hospice

10 November

University of Ulster
Coleraine

“THE CHALLENGE OF INTER-FAITH”
Edwin Graham,
Secretary, Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum

 

2011 CE

2 February

The Junction,
L/Derry

“COMMUNITY-BUILDING - THE SPIRITUAL DIMENSION”
Edwin Graham,
Secretary, Northern Ireland Inter-Faith Forum

 

We decided that the next series of open meetings would be on the theme of "Listening and Learning" and take the form of a panel of members of different faiths giving short presentations and followed by open discussion. We have found in previous meetings that discussions of this sort can be very valuable and want to develop this further.

24 May

Alexander House
L/Derry

“LISTENING AND LEARNING - FAITH AND IDENTITY”

Panel:
Sr Catherine Boyle (Catholic)
Maureen Hetherington (Protestant)
Mary Kennedy (non-denominational)

13 September

The Playhouse,
L/Derry

“LISTENING AND LEARNING - DOES RELIGION DO MORE GOOD OR HARM?”

Panel:
Amanda Gillespie (non-denominational)
Cyril Morrison (Christian)
Lobsnng Wangchuck (Buddhist)

16 Novemberr

The Playhouse,
L/Derry

“LISTENING AND LEARNING - IS THERE A FUTURE FOR RELIGION?”

Panel:
Christina Carlin (non-denominational)
Dr Suleiman Nalbany (Muslim)
Viji Palyut Doherty (Hindu)

 

2012 CE

15 February

The Playhouse,
L/Derry

“LISTENING AND LEARNING - FAITH AND CONFLICT”

Panel:
Andrea Redmons
Stephen Doherty (Christian)
Iain Palin (Bahá’í)

6 June

The Playhouse,
L/Derry

“COLUMBA - WHAT DOES HE MEAN FOR TODAY?”

To mark the Saint's day we are holding a special meeting with short presentations and discussion on the wider significance of his life.

26 September

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“WHAT IS INTERFAITH?”

Spekers:
Stephen Doherty (school chaplain and teacher of RE)
Iain Palin (Chair, I-F N/W)

12 December

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“ARE ALL RELIGIONS THE SAME?”

Spekers:
John Harkin (Christian)
Flora Todaro-Luck (Bahá’í)

 

2013 CE

6 March

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“PRAYER AND MEDITATION”

Spekers:
Fr Thomas Caccio CFR
Ursula McHugh

12 June

MARKING THE FESTIVAL OF ST. COLUMB

To mark the festival Derry's most famous son, there will be a Contemplative Walk across the Peace Bridge to the sculpture of the saint in St. Columb's Park
Gather at The Playhouse, 12.30 pm,
And in the evening a meeting

"COLUMBA, MAN OF FAITH"

Alexander House
Bishop Street,
L/Derry
7.30 pm (Refreshments from 7 pm)

11 September

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“DEATH - END OR BEGINNING?”

 

2014 CE

22 January

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“PEACE IN ACTION”

Spekers:
Bishop Thomas McElhinney
LDS Church, Derry

19 March

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH”

Speakers:
John McCormack,
Lobsang Wangchuk.

11 June

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH AND HUMOUR”

Speakers:
Mary Murphy,
Joe Connolly

18 March

FOR COMMUNITY RELATIONS WEEK

Gallery Room,
The Playhouse,
Artillery Street,
L/Derry.
(Noon - 2 pm)

“SO WHAT IS INTERFAITH - AND WHAT DO YOU DO?”

Talks, presentation, discussion - and refreshments!

17 September

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH: DOES THE MEDIA LEAD US ASTRAY?”

Speakers:
Edwin Graham
Iain Palin/.

 

2015 CE

13 January

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“RELIGION IN OUR SCHOOLS”

Speakers:
Joe Connolly
Stephen Doherty

15 April

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH, RELIGION, AND MUSIC”

Speaker:
Amanda Koser

118 June

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“THE SOCIAL MEDIA - THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY?”

Speaker:
Iain Palin

22 October

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH - Too Much of a Good Thing? Fundamentalism and Change”

Speaker:s

Pasor Weiers Coetser
Iain Palin

8 December

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“AN INTERFAITH LOOK AT CHRISTMAS”

Speaker panel from various faith traditions.

 

2016 C.E.

18 February

The Playhouse,
Artillery Street

“RELIGIONISM TODAY - FAITH AND CONFLICT”

Dan Serb

Guest Speaker:

Dan Serb
(Univeristy of South Africa)

9 March

Alexander House,
Bishop Street,
L/Derry

“FAITH AND REFUGE”

Speakers
Br. Joseph Connolly
Ven. Lobsang Wangchuk


21 September

The Playhouse,
Aerillery Street,
L/Derry

“THE FREEDOM OF OPENNESS:
A SOUTH AFRICAN STORY OF ENCOUNTERING ‘THE OTHER’ ”

Speakers
Weiers and Simone Coetser


15 November

The Playhouse,
Aerillery Street,
L/Derry

“CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM:
POINTS OF UNITY - AND MISUNDERSTANDING”

Speaker:
Dr Lameh Fananapazir


2017 CE


4 April

The Playhouse,
Artillery Street

“SEEING ISLAM -
Muslims in a Divere Community”

Dr Chris Hewer

Guest Speaker: Der Chris Hewer

Chris Hewer, a theologian and noted authority on Christian-Muslim relations and dialogue. He's visiting Northern Ireland to speak at a conference and we're very pleased that he's able to come to give this talk.