Torbay Inter-Faith Forum brings together people who are interested in learning more about the beliefs and practices of those who live in The Bay’s three towns.
The Forum aims to foster greater understanding and friendship between people from different faiths and beliefs, and to encourage among the general public a greater appreciation of the rich diversity of The Bay and our wider society.
One of the oldest in the country, having been formed around 20 years ago, Torbay Inter Faith Forum aims to unite representatives of faiths and of no faith throughout The Bay on a basis of equality, with no tradition having primacy or a ‘leadership’ role.
The current committee includes representatives from the Anglican, Baha’i, Methodist, Quaker, Moslem, and Humanist traditions.
This year’s Summer Programme begins with Margaret Preece on May 9 leading a discussion on ‘Moral and Ethical Issues: How does religion contribute to social well being?’
On Wednesday, June 13 Margaret Portch will discuss ‘Sai Baba’, and on July 11 we will be looking at The Bay’s Street Pastors.
The Forum welcomes people of faith and of no faith to its open meetings each month on Wednesday’s beginning at 7.30 at the Friends Meeting House at 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay.