January 2024

On Friday 26th, members of Interfaith Wolverhampton took part in Holocaust Memorial Day - "The Fragility of Freedom"  in the Georgian Suite of  Wolverhampton Art Gallery.  City of Wolverhampton Council had worked jointly with Interfaith Wolverhampton to ensure that we recognised and paid tribute to Holocaust Memorial Day, with speakers representing our community.  Sonja Dembo, co-lead of the Holocaust Memorial Day working group, mentioned that genocide is often preceded by a suble, slow process, identified by Professor Gregory Stanton as "The Ten Stages of Genocode".  Organisations such as "Hope not Hate" are actively engaged in opposing such early stages where they appear.. 


30th (Saturday)             "Unity Iftaar"  We are invited to Discover Ramadhan 2024, at the UK Islamic Mission mosque (Madina Masjid), 213 Newhampton Road East, Wolverhampton, WV1 4BB.  5:45  p.m.  to 7:30 p.m.  "An opportunity for fellow non-Muslims to come and learn about Ramadan and Islam, experience the fast-breaking meal, and observe the Muslim prayer".  There are a few tickets left at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/unity-iftaar-discover-ramadhan-2024-tickets-848803783967 , where you will also find the programme for the evening.


3rd (Wednesday)           "Big Iftar"  We are invited to join the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community for their End-of-Fast meal at 6:45 p.m.  Bait ul Ghafoor Mosque, 224 Long lane, Halesowen, B62 9JT.  R.S.V.P. Wasim Shah, baitulghafoor@gmail.com .  "An opportunity to learn more about how Muslims observe the Holy month of Ramadhan.  You will also get the chance to meet with Muslims as they are fasting and share in their experiences.  Iftar is when the daily fast concludes, and Muslims have their meal in small or large groups just after sunset during Ramadhan".

Photo of Tim Fyffe

15th (Monday)              "Remembering Tim Fyffe"  At 12 noon, we gather at the new memorial bench for our much-loved former Interfaith Secretary, Tim Fyffe, in Dunstall Peace Park, Francis Street, Dunstall Hill, WV1 4RN.  We will then walk a short distance to St. Andrews's Church, St. Andrew's Close, Whitmore Reans, WV6 0QZ, for a Bring & Share meal and an opportinity to talk with old friends (and make new ones).

16th (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share"  MOVED TO Monday 15th April AS ABOVE, at St. Andrews's Church, St. Andrew's Close, Whitmore Reans, WV6 0QZ.


5th (Sunday)                 "Annual Vaisakhi Celebration in West Park (Sikh New Year)  12 noon to 5 p.m.  "The Council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Wolverhampton has promised entertainment for all the family, including a fun fair, stalls and prominent Asian musicians and singers performing live on stage.  There will be speeches by religious leaders, a variety of local organisations will showcase their services, and free food will also be served throughout the day.  Entry is also free".  This will be preceeded, starting at 9 a.m., by a parade from Guru Nanak Satsang Gurdwara on Cannock Road, to West Park.

21st (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share Lunch"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Speaker and Tour Guide: Mr. Dev Suman and Ven Bhante Dhammanag.  Location: Buddha Vihara, Upper Zoar Street, WV3 0JH.


18th (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share Lunch"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  Speaker: Vishnu.  Location to be confirmed.  "The West Midlands Secure Data Environment program of the NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit".


16th (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share Lunch"  1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Speaker and Tour Guide: Moya Lloyd.  Location:  A return trip to Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden, Boundary Way, Wolverhampton, WV4 4NT.  (Entrance just north of the turning into Stourton Drive).


20th (Tuesday)             NO Bring and Share Lunch this month


17th (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share Lunch"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  On Zoom.

17th (Tuesday)             Interfaith Wolverhampton AGM


15th (Tuesday)             "Bring and Share Lunch"  1 p.m. to 2 p.m.  On Zoom.


                                       "Interfaith Wolverhampton Annual Conference"