Interreligious dialogue ‘Dare to Hope’ Zoom series coming this autumn

Columban Interreligious Dialogue Coordinator Mauricio Silva and Columban Fr. Ray Collier are members of the Archdiocesan Commission for Inter Religious Dialogue who is proud to be hosting 'Dare to Hope', a series of Zoom sessions to promote dialogue, and listening and sharing opportunities among people of different faiths across the West Midlands.

Representatives of different faith communities in the region are being invited to reflect on how their communities have experienced Covid19, the challenges of the pandemic, stories of their communities coming together and what gives hope to people of faith. Open to religious leaders and all people interested in interreligious and intercultural dialogue, participants will also have the opportunity to dialogue in small groups.

The Archdiocesan Commission for Inter Religious Dialogue will be holding three sessions the first on Thursday 12th November 2020 19:30 – 20:45, the second on Thursday 19th November 2020 19:30 – 20:45 and the final session on Thursday 26th November 2020 19:30 – 20:45.

Speaking at the first event on Thursday 12th November is Amrick Singh, Director of the Nishkam Centre in Birmingham and Nikhat Panjwani KSIMC from Birmingham.

Invited to speak during the second event on Thursday 19th November is Mohammad Hammad from the Iqra Centre in Coventry and Fr. Paul Burch, Parish Priest at All Souls’ RC Church in Coventry.

Speaking at the third and final event on Thursday 26th November is Mahmooda Qureshi representing the Faith and Belief Forum WM and Illaben Patel Shree Ram Mandir from Walsall.

The Commission for Interreligious Dialogue is a body within the archdiocese of Birmingham tasked with maintaining positive relationships with people of all faiths and cultures. They also work hard to promote mutual understanding, respect and collaboration between Catholics and the followers of other religious traditions.

Mauricio Silva has been the Columban Interreligious Dialogue Coordinator since 2017. His main focus is on building positive relationships between people of different faith traditions and cultures and supporting grassroot initiatives that embrace and celebrate the wonderful diversity of the city of Birmingham.

To register your interest please email Full details of the event and the Zoom link will be sent to each participant before each event. You will need access to the internet plus a laptop, computer, tablet or phone on which to access Zoom.