CIFN are organising a programme of monthly events in 2023, that focuses on faith communities and their various functions. It is a strategy for reaching out, communicating and finding support from people of faith who wish to share their faith and recognise the differences that exist. It also provides the medium by which you can offer an understanding about your faith community. Presentations in a variety of styles and formats will give the opportunity for reflection, discussion and interaction. Suggestions for future activities and events are welcome.

The Programme so far this year :

  1. Wednesday January 25 th 2023 – Celebrating Diversity. An event presented by The Spirit of Peace – an organisation that works to overcome barriers and differences in society that create disharmony. Spirit of Peace enables people and groups to work creatively with difference to promote the “common good”. The event will involve an entertainment of lullabies and storytelling led by Hanna Yaffe, who will be joined by other artists. 19.30 – 21.30 hrs Crawley Museum The Tree, High Street Crawley RH10 1DD .
  2. POETRY : THE LANGUAGE OF RELIGION. The next Crawley Inter Faith Network activity takes place at :The Longley Room, Crawley Community Action, The Orchard, 1-2 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley, West Sussex. RH10 6AD on Tuesday 28 th February 2023 19. 30 hrs. The evening will focus on ‘Poetry : The Language of Religion’. The format for this event will include a presentation of one of BBC Radio 4’s Beyond Belief programmes, of the same title, in which representatives of different Faith Communities express profound ideas about faith, through poetry. There will be the opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas which arise from the broadcast and if you wish, you are welcome to offer examples of poems and other literature that seeks to express deep and meaningful imagery reflecting strongly held belief(s).
  3. SPOTLIGHT ON SIKHISM . This event will focus on the Sikh Faith Community and the practice of their faith tradition and worship. It will take place on Wednesday 22 nd March 2023 at The Crawley Sikh Gurwara, Ifield Green, Crawley. RH11 ONU. at 19. 30 hrs. There will be the opportunity to listen to leaders of the Sikh Community and to ask questions which will promote discussion. Light refreshment will be served. You are most welcome.