Torbay Inter Faith Forum brings together people who are interested in learning more about the beliefs and practices of those who live in our three towns.
The forum aims to foster greater understanding and friendship between people from different faiths, and to encourage among the public a greater appreciation of the rich diversity of The Bay and our wider society. Inter-Faith and belief dialogue allows us to encounter people from all of the communities in Torbay.
One of the oldest in the country, the forum aims to unite representatives of faiths and of no faith on a basis of equality, with no tradition having a ‘leadership’ role.
The current committee includes representatives from the Anglican, Baha’i, Methodist, Quaker, Moslem, and Humanist traditions.
We began by building a community among ourselves, hoping that this would be a first step toward some greater achievement, to move beyond tolerance of differences to appreciation of the cultures of our communities.
In the spirit of coming together to celebrate our different traditions, faiths and beliefs across the Bay will be commemorating Interfaith Week in November.
The next meeting of Torbay Inter-Faith is an open forum at the Friends Meeting House, 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay, on Wednesday, November 2 when Jan Mughrabi will look at American Indian beliefs.
On Wednesday, December 7, Moira Tatem will review a dictionary of superstitions.
People of faith and of no faith are welcome to attend these open forums.