Archive for the ‘Community Based Events’ Category

Inter Faith Awareness Walk

Sunday 18th November at 11.45am – meet outside Kingsway URC Church Street

For more information, contact Rafi 07887 840477 or Michèle 07919 095118

Slough is a multi-cultural town;  people living here have many different nationalities, languages, belief systems, customs and traditions, but we all share the same values of peace, respect, wisdom and harmony.

Throughout the year, Slough Faith Partnership promotes these values by organizing activities involving different faiths and community groups with the aim of increasing mutual understanding and providing opportunities to exchange ideas, socialise, and work together. This year we are proud to be holding an awareness walk in the town centre on Sunday Nov 18th, where we will meet members of the public and encourage them to get involved with our work.

Who am I? – Religious Identity of Young People

Monday 19th November at 7pm – Kingsway URC Church Street

For more information, contact David 07412 974454

Who Am I? is a project in which young people explore and discuss their religious identities. It grew out of an Inter Faith 2010 event and has now been produced and filmed at Slough Grammar School, with  Sixth-form students, teachers and Inter Faith groups taking part.

The resulting DVD – a resource for schools and other groups as a basis for debate and discussion – will be officially launched  at Kingsway, Church Street on Monday Nov 19th at 7pm. During the evening some of the students who took part will be talking about their experiences.

Police Ethics

Tuesday 20th November at 6pm – The Centre Farnham Road

For more information, Contact Zafar 07838 189380

The Slough Local Police Area Commander, Superintendent Richard Humphrey, will talk us through the challenges of establishing and maintaining legitimacy in policing and its value in building trusting relationships that deliver safer communities.

Referring to the core principles of policing in the UK and the specifics of policing in the Thames Valley, he will set out his own view of the future challenges we all face together. The event will take place at The Centre, Farnham Road, on Tuesday Nov 20th at 6pm.

Shared World Environmental Initiative – 2

Friday 23rd November at 7pm – The Centre Farnham Road

For more information, contact Malcolm 07909 100675

As a new venture for 2012, Slough Faith Partnership is supporting a project to encourage local
action on the environment across faith communities. Called Shared World, it aims to bring people
together in a shared space as a focus in making decisions towards a practical and local expression of our responsibility towards our shared environment. The project is a partnership between Slough Faith Partnership and the Burnham and Slough Deanery Climate Concern group.

This is the second meeting, following on from the event on 10th, and addressing feedback from that meeting At this event, the spotlight will turn to the state of the environment both globally and locally, not only because of its crucial importance in contemporary thinking, but because most faiths have an awareness of our relationship to creation as a significant part of their self-understanding.

Bring and Share Party

Saturday 24th November at 6pm – The Centre Farnham Road

For more information, contact Emel 07446 129154

We end Inter Faith Week in our usual way, sharing food together, at 6pm Saturday 24th at The Centre, Farnham Road. All welcome!

Bring and Share Party

Friday 25th November 6.00 to 9.00pm – The Centre

Bring and Share party – with Mayor of Slough, Councillor Sukhjit Dhaliwal, Fiona Mactaggart MP for Slough, and Superintendent Richard Humphrey and other guests.

Opening event of Interfaith Week 2010

Sunday 21st November at 2pm – The Centre, Farnham Road

Interfaith Week in Slough will be officially launched by Mayor of Slough Cllr Jagjit Grewal at 2.30pm.

This year there is even more to see and do throughout the week – in addition to the week-long exhibition at The Centre, there are a number of events, talks, discussions and hospitality at places of worship around Slough, and three films of offer at the West Wing Arts Centre during the week.

Interfaith week is an opportunity for everyone to find out more about faiths and religious cultures, meet new people, ask questions and share experiences.

Take a look at the calendar, or download the Interfaith Week leaflet here.

Walk ‘n Talk

Undeterred by very unsuitable weather for walking (rain, wind and a thunderstorm!) a brave group started out from Stoke Poges Lane Mosque, walking to St Mary’s Church in the centre of the town, and on the the Gurdwara.

The group was accompanied by singer/songwriter Dawud Wharnsby (pictured here playing and singing for the group in St Mary’s.


Sikhs in the Square

Immediately after the launch, the first event of interfaith week took place in the town square.The Sikh community didn’t let pouring rain stop them entertaining the Saturday shopping crowds. Free food, fruit and drinks were provided and there were displays by Sikh organisations and appearances from local faith and community leaders. Events were broadcast by the Sikh channel, Punjab Radio and Asian Star Radio.


See a video of the drummers in the square here

Slough Interfaith Week launched

Interfaith week was launched in style at Kingsway on Saturday. Slough’s mayor, Cllr Joginder Singh Bal officially opened a week’s programme that will include discussions and social events,films and shows, cultural events, prayers and meditations organised by Slough-based faith groups and interfaith organisations.

opening-1Mayor of Slough Cllr Joginder Singh Bal with SFPco-chairs Zafar Ali and David Sparrow at the launch