Inter-faith Week celebrated in Stocky

STOCKPORT will celebrate the UK’s first Inter-Faith Week from 15 to 21 November 2009.

Stockport’s Inter-Faith Network, which brings together people from a diverse range of locally-based faith groups including Baha’i, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Quaker communities, has organised several events during the week.

The main event, Celebrate takes place at the Hat Works and will feature Stockport Youth Theatre, music, dance, plus demonstrations of a range of headgear worn by faith groups.

The free event will take place on Wednesday 18 November from 5pm to 9pm and the Rt Revd, Robert Atwell, the Bishop of Stockport, will be in attendance from 6:30pm.

All events taking place during the Inter-Faith week are open to every one. Other events include:

An open for private prayer session at St Saviour’s Church, Great Moor, running from 16 to 20 November, between 11am and 1pm.

A tour and exhibition at Cheadle Muslim Association (CMA), Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, on 16 and 17 November between 10am and 4pm.

A discussion entitled ‘The Status of Women in Islam’ at the CMA on 17 November at 7pm. The discussion will be followed by hot buffet.

Norbury Church, Hazel Grove, will be hosting a 175th anniversary exhibition at on 17 November between 10am and noon.

Bramhall Methodist Church will be providing an informational talk about ‘Surviving the Credit Crunch’ on 21 November between 10am and 3pm.

Sports enthusiasts can participate in a cricket coaching session at the CMA on 15 November between 11am and 1pm, in association with Stockport Sports Trust.

The CMA will also be holding football skills competitions for seven-year-olds and over at the same venue on 21 November from 11am to 3pm.

Councillor Martin Candler, executive member for Customer Focus at Stockport Council, said: “It is important that people from different faith groups in Stockport work together and the UK’s first Inter-Faith Week represents an ideal opportunity to showcase the work of the Stockport Network. We hope that people will make time to attend some of the events and activities during the week.”

Stockport’s Inter-Faith Network meets formally two to three times a year, and shares information on a more frequent basis.

For a full list of events, please log onto http://www.stockportinterfaith.org.uk or phone Bev or Elizabeth on 474 3127.

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