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 beliefs. It encourages among the general public a greater appreciation of the rich diversity of the Bay and our wider society.
Having been formed around 20 years ago, the Forum is one of the oldest in the country. It 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, Spiritualist, Baha’i, Methodist, Quaker, Moslem, and Humanist traditions.
This year’s autumn programme continues on October 9 with Carl McCann presenting a talk on The Catholic Church as Seen by a Lay Catholic.
On November 13 Dr Edgar Mihas will be looking at Comparisons between Sunni and Shia Islam.
Coming up to the Christian celebration of Christmas on December 11 we will be Celebrating Midwinter Festivals, an opportunity to share our traditions.
The Forum welcomes people of faith and of no faith to its open meetings each month on Wednesdays beginning at 7.30pm at the Friends Meeting House at 48 Tor Hill Road, Torquay.
Meanwhile, a group of representatives of faiths and beliefs are busy planning the Devon Festival of Faiths and Beliefs which will be held on November 23 in Paignton Library.