Cumbria Interfaith Forum News

Church Of Scotland Spiritual Discipline Programme

What is spiritual discipline?

Spiritual discipline is a seven month programme looking at seven people from seven different faiths reflecting on spiritual practices and what they can offer you.

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda) Vesak Celebration

This event has now been held

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda) invites you to join their annual VESAK CELEBRATION which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment (2601 years ago), and Final Passing Away of the Buddha. 

This year’s Vesak also ushers in THE BUDDHIST NEW YEAR 2556

There will be a short ceremony, followed by Dàna (the traditional sharing of food)

You are welcome to bring vegetarian food or non-alcoholic drinks to share. Donations of flowers, incense, white candles welcome


Saturday, 5th May 2012 

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Message to Buddhists 2012



Christians and Buddhists: Sharing Responsibility
for Educating the Young Generation on Justice & Peace
through Interreligious Dialogue

Vatican City

Dear Buddhists Friends,

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal 2012 A Review

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal was performed in the streets of Kendal for the first time in 400 years on Good Friday April 6th and Easter Saturday 7th by Kendal Community Theatre, a secular organisation open to anyone. The director was Chris Taylor and the script was written by Caroline Moir. The Mayor, Councillor Jonathan Brook, played Jesus Christ and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Willshaw, played Caiaphas. An estimated 1000 + people attended on Good Friday, and about 500 on Easter Saturday.

Passion Play in Kendal, 6 & 7 April and Icon Painting Workshops, May & July

Kendal Passion Play: "A Passion for Kendal” 6 & 7 April 2012, Kendal Community Theatre

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal is being performed in Kendal for the first time in 400 years on 6 & 7 April by Kendal Community Theatre.

For more details:


World Congress of Faiths & Interreligious Insight

WCF works to develop better understanding cooperation and respect between people of different faiths

  • Membership of WCF is £5 for students
  • £15 for membership including electronic access to our celebrated Journal Interreligious Insight
  • or £30 for membership including the printed version of our Journal.

Membership is available at

Cumbria Interfaith Forum Event, Penrith, 1 February 2012

1st February 2012, from 5.45pm
Newton Rigg College
Speaker: Chief Constable - Stuart Hyde

Cumbria Interfaith FOrum 1st Feb 2012

British Muslims more likely to be patriotic & optimistic about Britain

British Muslims optimistic and proud, survey finds

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN

November 21st, 2011

British Muslims are more proud to be British than the population as a whole, and they are significantly more optimistic about the country's future, a new study released Monday reveals.

Religious people in general are more proud to be British than those who call themselves atheists or non-believers, the survey by the think tanks Demos said.

National Interfaith Week in Kendal 2011

South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and Kendal Ecumenical Group celebrated NIF with three events in Kendal.


The Mayor of Kendal Councillor Jonathan Brook invited SLIF and KEG for a Mayor’s Parlour in Kendal Town Hall celebration on Saturday 26November 2011. This included readings and prayers from the faiths represented in Kendal and local faith organisations. A booklet of the readings was prepared by SLIF.

Cumbria Police Interfaith Web Meeting, 13 Dec 2011

Cumbria Police Interfaith Web Meeting

13 December 2011, 1730 - 1930

This event has now been held


Interfaith Web meeting on 13 December 2011 between 17.30 – 19.30 hours, I now attach a link

www.cumbria.police .uk/webchat



Equality Cumbria is an umbrella organisation that encompasses a number of different charities based in Cumbria. Together they tackle inequality in race, religion, sexuality and more.