Imam Hashmi with the Bishop of Worcester at Worcester Diocesan Synod
On 25th November, Imam Hashmi, our Vice-Chair, addressed the Synod of Worcester Diocese on the ongoing crisis in Iraq/Syria. The motion passed by Synod states:
“This Synod, condemning the violation of people’s right to freedom of religion and belief in Iraq and Syria, and especially the destruction of ancient Christian communities, calls upon:
(a) Churches to pray and give generously to support all refugees of this current crisis; and
(b) the Prime Minister and Her Majesty’s Government to engage positively with the UNHCR and other international aid agencies to offer asylum to all those who are being persecuted for their faith; and
(c) welcomes work among faith leaders, such as that in Dudley towards a joint declaration for peace.”
Full details are here.
Following the meeting on Monday 10 November, Dudley MBC has issued information on its website here.
DBIN has led training for crisis support volunteers at Himley Hall.
Participants at Crisis Support Training conducted by DBIN on 13 November 2014
A reminder if you haven’t already replied to indicate you are coming to the Annual Meeting – next Tuesday 18th November – registration from 6.30 pm – meeting starts at 7.00 pm. We’re being hosted by the Wellington Road Community Centre, Wellington Road, Dudley DY1 1RB. RSVP by this Friday 14 November to email@example.com
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The AGM is taking place on Tuesday 18 November (registration from 6.30 pm at Wellington Road Community Centre, Dudley DY1 1RB).
New applications for membership need to be received by Tuesday 4 November at Dudley Borough Interfaith Network, 7 Albion Street, Brierley Hill, DY5 3EE or to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to be eligible to vote at the meeting.
Details of membership can be found at http://www.dbinterfaith.org.uk/about/joining-the-network/
The Interfaith Network is grateful to the Community Centre on Wellington Road, Dudley for hosting this year’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 18th November.
We’re joined by Steve Sparrow, who used to work with us until he moved to Liverpool several years ago. Steve is working on a humanitarian project supporting Syrian refugees and will be sharing his experience. Do let us know if you would like to come along and join us. Registration for the event from 6.30 pm.
Press release issued today
The Dudley Borough Interfaith Network (DBIN) is desperately concerned about the situation in Gaza and hopes that hostilities will be brought to an end forthwith. It is particularly horrifying to see the number of Palestinian civilian casualties in Gaza, especially women and children, being killed and wounded.
Chairman of DBIN, Revd Andrew Wickens says: “Many of our members are concerned about this situation and so many innocent people suffering. We urge both Hamas and the Israeli Government to enter immediately into a ceasefire. This is consistent with DBIN’s values which are to commit ourselves, as people of many faiths and none, to work together for the common good, uniting to build a better society, grounded in values and ideals we share:
- Personal integrity
- A sense of right and wrong
- Learning, wisdom and love of truth
- Care and compassion
- Justice and peace
- Respect for one another, for the earth and its creatures
DBIN commits itself, in a spirit of friendship and co-operation, to work together alongside all who share our values and ideals, to help bring about a better world now and for generations to come.
We invite all those people of faith who pray to do so for the situation in Gaza.”
DBIN was recently awarded funding (£5,000) from the Police and Crime Commissioner towards its running costs. A grant has also been awarded through the Together in Service Programme ((£2,000) to support cohesion events and activities over the next 12 months.