January 2021

Still Available:                 Holocaust Memorial Day Service  This was recorded beforehand with online speakers, and is available to view through these three links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avztaXny8lM&feature=youtu.be , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vw-1poafbFs&feature=youtu.be , and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJG7BtW49YY&feature=youtu.be .

28th (Thursday)            Interfaith Wolverhampton AGM POSTPONED .  To be held online by Zoom.  NEW DATE TO FOLLOW.

May

4th (Tuesday)                Online Briefing Session about the government’s proposed “New Plan for Immigration”, sponsored by W’ton City of Sanctuary.  11 a.m for about one hour.  Please email g.kelly.t21@btinternet.com to request the Zoom link.  After a presentation by Emma Birks of Asylum Matters, there will be a Question & Answer session to clarify understanding of the key proposals, followed by a discussion of future cooperation to promote the welfare of asylum seekers and refugees facing possible new legislation.
If you miss the Online Briefing Session, there are Briefing Papers available at: OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT , “NATIONAL CITY of SANCTUARY” , “ASYLUM MATTERS” , “AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL” , “FREE MOVEMENT” , and QUAKER .  Comments in various briefing papers suggest that some parts of the “New Plan” appear to be unworkable, illegal under international law, or contrary to established British values [Wolverhampton has been welcoming refugees since at least 1914].

Photo of Ven S Tejwant18th (Tuesday)              "Online Bring and Share"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m., using 'Zoom' on the internet.  Speaker: Ven. Tejwant, speaking about the importance of Vesak day in Buddhism, celebrated on the full moon day of the lunar month of Vesakha, which usually falls in May (this year on the 26th).  If you do not receive an invitation by email, please request the Zoom link from admin@ifwton.org.uk , or by phoning 0785 325 1929.  Participation is possible on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, SmartPhone, or even a landline telephone (audio only).  You can test your Zoom connection HERE .  If you want detailed technical help, try https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- .

June

10th (Thursday)            "Online G7 Interfaith Event - Building a better world after the pandemic"  7 to 8 p.m.  Online act of witness, live-streamed from Truro Cathedral, to send a message to the presidents and prime ministers at the G7 summit, that we expect them to put in place plans for a global and green recovery from the crisis which leaves no one behind.  For more details, or to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/g7-interfaith-event-building-a-better-world-after-the-pandemic-tickets-152842280375 .

15th (Tuesday)              "Online Bring and Share"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m., using 'Zoom' on the internet.  Speaker: James Henderson, Senior Development Worker with "Transforming Communities Together", speaking about "Supporting People and Communities to Thrive and Flourish".  If you do not receive an invitation by email, please request the Zoom link from admin@ifwton.org.uk , or by phoning 0785 325 1929.  Participation is possible on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, SmartPhone, or even a landline telephone (audio only).  You can test your Zoom connection HERE .  If you want detailed technical help, try https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting- .