8th (Saturday) Commonwealth Concert at St.Leonard's Church, Walsall Street, Bilston, WV14 0AT 7:30 p.m. Featuring the West Midlands Police Band and the Walsall Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Tickets available at the door, or from The Office, £7 including light refreshments. Proceeds will go towards the building of a library at Masaba Deb School in Kimilili, Western Kenya.
18th (Tuesday) Bring and Share Lunch 12.45 - 2.00, "Darlington Street Methodist Centre", 24 School Street, WV1 4LF. Toban Ephram (Toby) will speak about the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community and his work for them as a volunteer.
19th (Wednesday) Interfaith Wolverhampton AGM [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF TIME] 7 p.m. at Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara, Well Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 1XT. Click HERE for your invitation with further details.
21st (Friday) Peace One Day "Building peace one day at a time". Peace One Day is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 1999. In 2001, due to their efforts, the member states of the United Nations unanimously adopted the first ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on September 21st – Peace Day. http://www.peaceoneday.org/ .
29th (Saturday) "Meet the Mormons" 12 noon to 3 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints invite us to their Open House to learn all about the Mormons. At Linthouse Lane, Wednesfield, WV11 3EF.
6th (Saturday) Who are the Quakers? [PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE] 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wolverhampton Quakers invite us to their Open Day to find out about Quaker beliefs and practice. Displays, Discussions and Quaker Worship (optional). Drop in for as long or as briefly as you wish - Refreshments will be available all day. Friends' Meeting House, 8b Summerfield Road, Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton, WV1 4PR. (Click HERE for map). How has their faith led Quakers to be at the forefront of - Slavery Abolition? Prison Reform? Campaigning Against War? Mental Health Care? Acceptance of Asylum Seekers and Refugees? Working alongside people of all faiths or none?
14th (Sunday) Sewa Day Sewa is a sanskrit word and is embedded in the Dharmic traditions of ancient India. It means to sacrifice your time and resources for the benefit of others without wanting anything in return. http://www.sewaday.org/about-sewa-day/ .
14th - 21st Week of Prayer for World Peace Annual inter-faith week focussing on the need for justice, peace and reconciliation. http://www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com .
18th (Tuesday) Bring and Share Lunch 12.45 - 2.00, "Darlington Street Methodist Centre", 24 School Street, WV1 4LF. Speaker: John Babb, who is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and author of a recent new book and a DVD on Conscientious Objectors to Military Service, people who refused to be conscripted to kill.
21st - 28th One World Week One World Week is a Development Education Charity. An opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning, and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally. https://www.oneworldweek.org .
27th (Saturday) Public Debate 7 pm at St. Peter's Church, Wolverhampton City Centre, WV1 1TS. Organised by Erik Pearse, a "controlled and courteous" Inter-Faith Public Debate between invited speakers on, among other things, whether or not there should be a second "People's Vote" about 'Brexit'. The Revd Rachel Parkinson will chair the event. Click HERE for Poster.
11th to 18th National Inter Faith Week https://www.interfaithweek.org/ .
20th (Tuesday) Bring and Share Lunch 12.45 - 2.00, "Darlington Street Methodist Centre", 24 School Street, WV1 4LF. Speaker: Stephen Dodd, 'Youth Organisations Wolverhampton' co-ordinator at Woverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, will provide a talk and Question & Answer session about "Safeguarding". [See also the article on page 7 of our recent newsletter].
23rd (Friday) 'City of Dreams' - Wolverhampton Diversity Celebration 5.45 p.m. (to about 8 p.m.) at Aldersley Leisure Centre. Presented by young people of all ages. Click HERE for your invitation, with further details.
24th (Saturday) Interfaith Wolverhampton Annual Conference - Mental Health Awareness 9 am to 2.30 pm at The Royal School, Penn Road, Wolverhampton. Further details to follow.
29th (Monday) "Finding your Feet" Fund-raising Interfaith Film Show at the Light House Cinema. Light romantic comedy about over-60s. Details to follow.