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December 2017 - Newsletter

Our December 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - December 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 1108KB)


November 2017 - Newsletter

Our November 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - November 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 588KB)


November 2017 - York Interfaith Week

The programme of events for York Interfaith Week 2017 (12th-19th November) is now available (Word doc, 265KB)


October 2017 - Newsletter

Our October 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - October 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 1435KB)


September 2017 - Newsletter

Our September 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - September 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 3082KB)


August 2017 - Newsletter

Our August 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - August 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 2923KB)


July 2017 - Newsletter

Our July 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - July 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 2408KB)


June 2017 - Newsletter

Our June 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - June 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 1382KB)


May 2017 - Newsletter

Our May 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - May 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 6272KB)


April 2017 - York becomes the UK's first Human Rights City



On 24 April 2017, the Right Honourable, the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Dave Taylor, will declare York to be the UK's first Human Rights City.

As the UK's first Human Rights City, York has the ambition to use human rights in decision making, promote awareness and debate about human rights and ensure all residents' rights are respected.

The Merchant Taylors' Hall, Aldwark, York, YO1 7BX
  • 5:30pm general arrival
  • 5:45pm event start
  • 6:30pm reception

Contact info@yhrcn.org for information. The event is free but space is limited. Please book your ticket via Eventbrite. Tickets are going quickly! If tickets sell out in your category, please join the waitlist as more will likely become available closer to the date.

The Hall is wheelchair accessible. Parking is available for disabled guests but needs to be reserved in advance. Please contact info@yhrcn.org. Please get in touch to confirm any other accessibility requirements.

Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to pledge their support for York as the UK's first Human Rights City here!


April 2017 - Newsletter

Our April 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - April 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 6036KB)


March 2017 - Newsletter

Our March 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - March 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 3023KB)


February 2017 - YIG visit to Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre in Scarborough

On 9th February a group of 21 people from York Interfaith Group travelled over to Scarborough for an evening visit to the new Buddhist centre there.

We were met by Ani Tselha who is a Tibetan Buddhist nun living in the town and who is now the manager of the centre. We were greeted by Ani on our arrival at the centre with a most welcome cuppa in their lounge area. We were then shown into the prayer room / shrine room where Ani led us in a short mindfulness meditation. She then told us some of the history of the building, the story behind the Tibetan monks and how it is linked with Samye Ling Monastery and Centre in Scotland how the Buddhist group came to be using this place in Scarborough and finally what their hopes are for the community centre and how they want it to be of use for various groups in Scarborough.

We ended the evening with a look around the rest of the building which is still currently undergoing complete renovation and rebuilding. It is a most amazing and huge project that they are undertaking and we wish them all well with their plans. We were all made to feel most welcome at the centre and were impressed by all the things that are planned for the centre and look forward to a return visit in the future to see how things are progressing there.

If anyone would like to see the centre for themselves but were unable to go on the visit just have a look at their website: www.yorkshire.samye.org



February 2017 - Newsletter

Our February 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - February 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 1594KB)


January 2017 - Newsletter

Our January 2017 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - January 2017 Newsletter (Word doc, 324KB)


December 2016 - Newsletter

Our December 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - December 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 1878KB)


November 2016 - Interfaith Week - BBC Radio York Interview

As part of Interfaith Week, BBC Radio York interviewed Avijit and Mark
(From 51.06 onwards - 7.51 AM)


November 2016 - Newsletter

Our November 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - November 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 393KB)


November 2016 - York Interfaith Week Programme

The programme of events for York Interfaith Week 2016 (13th-20th November) is now available (269KB, PDF)

Corrections to the published programme:
  • The York Mosque Open Day on the 14th of November runs until 4.30pm NOT 6pm.
  • The Liberal Jewish service on the 19th of November is on the (other) All Saints school site, which is Nunnery Lane NOT Mill Mount.


November 2016 - Tree Planting - York Interfaith Week

For York Interfaith Week we will carry out our Youth Interfaith Tree-planting Event on Saturday the 19th of November from 10am-12pm at Rawcliffe Country Park. The postcode is YO30 5RR. The site is next to the park and ride site, so there is lots of car parking and toilets and we have a classroom with kitchen, which we will use as a meeting space and to have our 'Pizza 'n juice' after the tree-planting. Please come along and bring warm clothes, gloves, spades if you have them and lots of good cheerfulness!
'the Interfaith Week is generously supported by a grant from the Interfaith Youth Trust'


Our 2017 Calendar is here

Please click here to download the calendar for 2017 (218KB, PDF).


October 2016 - International Meal

An International Shared Meal will be held on Saturday 29th October 2016 from 6pm-9pm at Acomb Parish Church Hall Front Street, Acomb, York YO24 3BX. See the poster for more details.


October 2016 - Newsletter

Our October 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - October 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 1536KB)


September 2016 - Newsletter

Our September 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - September 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 359KB)


August 2016 - Newsletter

Our August 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - August 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 455KB)


July 2016 - Newsletter

Our July 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - July 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 2,059KB)


June 2016 - Newsletter

Our June 2016 newsletter is here:
York Interfaith Group - June 2016 Newsletter (Word doc, 839KB)





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