Programme of Events for 2018

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 6.30pm Monday 2nd July 2018

Reverend Andrew Ashdown- Syria-Beyond the Narrative of Western Media

A very different narrative about Syria

‘Rev Andrew Ashdown is an Anglican priest. He has been travelling and leading groups to the Middle East for over 30 years. For years he has engaged with Christians, Muslims and Jews in Israel-Palestine conflict and he has met with many religious and political leaders in Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon and Syria. Andrew travelled to Syria several times, a few times with faith delegations, but mostly independently. He has met with members of all communities and with religious and political leaders of all parties; and has travelled throughout the country in the midst of the conflict.’

Andrew has spent a lot of time in Syria and has many friends there from different religious groups. He will share with us his first hand experiences of life in Syria and background behind the conflict.

Come along to this talk and hear . Andrew’s accounts will challenge those we have been fed by the mainstream western media.

Donations taken on the door towards room hire.


Cheltenham Inter Faith


You are warmly invited to a talk on

A day in the life of….

a Hindu, a Muslim, a Jew and a Druid

A panel of speakers talk about how their faith affects their daily life.

Hindu – Vasanthi Shankar
Muslim- Atique Miah
Orthodox Jew – Jack Liebeskind
Modern Druid – Paul Sandover

Tuesday July 10th 2018 at 7.00 pm

Vegetarian bring and share dinner 7pm-8pm

Panel 8pm-9pm

Friends Meeting House, Warwick Place, (off Portland Street), Cheltenham GL52 2NP. All welcome. Non members £2

Contact Jack Liebeskind 07795 422045


National InterFaith Week 

14th November 2018

 The week of events is organized jointly by Cheltenham InterFaith, Cheltenham Borough Council and the University of Gloucestershire Chaplaincy. University Venue. Information to follow.


Different faith communities will come together once again to mark National Interfaith Week

Park Campus University of Gloucestershire (follow signs to Reception)

The evening will start with a vegetarian curry and everyone is invited to bring a sweet dish to share.  During the event there will be short presentations made by a panel of local faith representatives, a showing of a short film, created by the students, opportunities for personal discussion, plus music and devotional acts to close.

For further details contact Jo Parkin 01242 714593




A panel discussion on Tuesday 13th February [Shrove Tuesday]

At 7.30pm, with Christian,  Muslim and Bahai and Buddhist speaks  we discuss

‘Fasting – its meaning and significance for today’

at the Friends’ Meeting House, Cheltenham.   All are most welcome to come along and enjoy pancakes after the event!




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