SEEFF 2016 Spring Newsletter
“Post-Brexit and post-Trump, a number of demonstrations have taken place across the country. The one in Oxford was advertised as a ‘Muslims against Racism’ event – I briefly went along and found the section of the crowd by me seemed to have been packed by far-left activists. They were carrying placards calling for the resignation of President Trump and starting chants of ‘Trump out!’ I felt deeply unhappy. It is not that I agree with the politics of President Trump, but he is the elected leader of a nation state which carried out the election in a democratic manner, and concluded with a rather unsuitable person being placed in a position of great power. We need to express our dissent, but we also need to express our abhorrence of the mind-set that took George Bush and Tony Blair into an invasion of Iraq to bring about a change of its government with all the ensuing consequences for the region…”
Contents of this issue…
p.2 Reports of Events in and Around the South-East Annual Muslim Christian Evening, 23 Jan., Portsmouth Cathedral p.3 Holocaust Memorial Day Remembrance, 27 Jan., Oxford p.4 Yom Hashoah; Abp of Canterbury: Shock at Child Migrants Decision p.5 Forthcoming Events Faith in Fair Trade, 4 Mar., Canterbury p.6 Songs for the Spirit, 4 Mar., Hove; Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group, 16 March, Brighton; Guide to Insuring Faith-based Groups; Trustees, etc.: Duties under the Terrorism Act p.7 2017 Interfaith Calendar p.9 2017 Interfaith Week; Dates for your Diary p.10 SEEFF Newsletter: Summer Issue; STOP PRESS! Practical Sharing in Inter-Faith Situations- SEEFF Annual Conference & AGM, 17 October, W. Sussex; Women’s Role in Peacemaking, Mon. 27 Mar., Oxford
Living with Difference – Religion in a Diverse Society
SEEFF 2016 Annual Conference was held on 1 September 2016 at Christ Church College in Oxford. Around sixty people gathered in the College’s Blue Boar lecture theatre to listen and discuss the Butler-Sloss Commission’s Report on the Place of Belief and Faith in British Public Life.
For the report on the conference: SEEFF 2016 Annual Conference Report