DBIN launched today – 16 December – its new message – We are made to be one in Dudley. You can follow at www.madetobeone.org. Meeting at the Prayer Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, faith leaders together pledged: “From our different faith groups we commit ourselves to making Dudley a place where all people can live in peace together.”
DBIN is taking part in the Christmas tree festival this week (6th to 13th December 2014) at St Thomas & St Luke (Top Church) Dudley with messages from our different faiths. The tree will be making an appearance at the Worship & Prayer Centre – the interfaith pop-up shop in the Churchill Precinct in the run up to Christmas.
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.
Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting last night – 18 November – communities from across Dudley gathered to hear moving stories from Syria, told by our former Network Officer, Steve Sparrow, now living in Liverpool. Steve will be returning to Jordan to meet with Syrian refugees next year and has invited us to join him.
For details of the Network’s activities over the last year and our accounts click DBIN Annual Report 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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 email@example.com 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.