This week we held the first of our six bi-monthly workshops working in partnership with the Rose Castle Foundation and sponsored by Culham St Gabriel . We looked at the theme of “How we can be peacemakers?” and explored how the teachings from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim sacred texts bring wisdom to the issue of peacemaking.

Get the session text pack here

See a video of the webinar here

Having studied Religious Education (RE)  since I was a child, I feel that it is a vital part of a young person’s education that enables them to learn about the world and the various groups that make up our religiously and culturally plural society. RE was one of my favourite subjects growing up because of how interactive it was (and how it often included food!). From learning about the Eucharist at a local church to making a dreidel on Hanukkah, RE was (and still is) for me an exciting and enriching part of my education. 

Faith has always been part of Coventry’s story. Yet how we experience faith, both as individuals and as communities manifests itself in different ways. Look beyond the spires of Coventry’s iconic Cathedral and you’ll uncover a rich and interconnected sacred architecture of Gurdwaras, Mosques, Temples and Churches of all denominations where those of different faiths and none, live side by side.

Dr Anne Moseley will be speaking about intercultural encounters and the Story Tent as part of the live-streamed event "Why Interfaith?" on Thursday 15th October  between 12.00 and 1.30 pm. Anne will be appearing with Qari Asim MBE (Trustee of Christian Muslim Forum, Chair of Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board and Senior Editor of ImamsOnline), Asma Meer (Founder of Peace of Cake), and Rt Revd Dr Toby Howarth (Bishop of Bradford).

We are in the process of producing film clips of our stories for you to use in the classroom and hope they will help to bring the stories alive. We are working alongside the LSE faith Centre to find readers from different faith traditions and worldviews who will present these stories in a way that helps you to understand them more fully. We hope these will be available online by spring 2021.