Journeys for Peace – Thursday, 27th February at 7.00 pm at Cafe Chaos, Truro

Journeys for Peace – in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand
The Cornwall Faith Forum are delighted that Paul Haines will be talking about his recent trip to South East Asia on Thursday, 27th February at Cafe Chaos, Truro http://cafechaoscornwall.co.uk/contact-us/   Refreshments will be served from 6.30 pm onwards with the talk commencing at 7.00 pm.
Paul writes:
“I have recently returned from six weeks travelling around the main cities of these four countries researching for my developing website www.linkstopeace.org
It was revealing to find out about the effects of recent war and genocide and to see how these countries are now being governed and what part faith plays in their development.
I met a number of people from different groups and organisations that are working for peace, but also local and international organisations that are dealing with the after effects of their recent history.
In addition I visited Hue in Central Vietnam where the number of Buddhist Monasteries are thriving, and where Thich Nhat Hanh now lives, and in Cambodia I visited Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world.”
For further information contact Paul Haines paul.haines10@gmail.com

Readings from Holocaust Memorial Event – Sunday 2nd February

The Cornwall Faith Forum marked Holocaust Memorial Day at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field.  Each faith contributed a reading.

The Baha’i reading:

“Be thou a summoner to love, and be thou kind to all the human race. Love thou the  children of men and share in their sorrows. Be thou of those who foster peace ;……… for ye are all but the drops from but one ocean, the foliage of one tree, the pearls from a single shell, the flowers and sweet herbs  from the same one garden.

Call none a stranger. Be ye as if all men were your close kin and honoured friends. Walk ye in such wise that this fleeting world will change into  splendour….”  Abdul Baha

 

The Christian reading:

“May we be bearers of comfort

May we be strong in our soul to cry at the wrongs of nations, to weep with the bleeding earth, to mourn with those who mourn in the loss of life and lands, in the loss of dreams and hope.

May we be strong in our soul this day.”

Tree Planting at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field – Saturday, 7th March

Spring is the time for tree planting!  As in previous years, the Cornwall Faith Forum will be planting a tree/s at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field on Saturday, 7th March at 2.00 pm.  This year one of the trees will be generously donated by the Hindu Community and will sit alongside other trees donated by the faith communities.

Join us at this special time.  It will be a chance to catch up with old and new friends.  Refreshments will be served.  For further information contact Rita Stephen, Interfaith Development Worker dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com tel. 07775 937485

Holocaust Memorial Day Event -Sunday, 2nd February at 2.00 pm at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field

There will be a gathering of Cornwall Faith Forum representatives and friends to mark with prayers and readings Holocaust Memorial Day at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount (in the Crematorium Grounds), Truro – Sunday, 2nd February 2020 at 2.00 pm.  Hot refreshments will be served.  For more information contact Rita Stephen 07775 937485 or email dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com

See our e-bulletin for information on other events marking Holocaust Memorial Day.  Click HERE

Christmas Pop Up Cafe – Saturday, 14th December at Cafe Chaos

Come and taste the extraordinary Syrian cuisine during one afternoon full of intercultural exchange and a festive Christmas atmosphere – Saturday 14th December

CHAOS has been a social bridge and safe haven for people recovering from the trauma that caused them to leave their own war-torn country. Embracing their cultural identity, we are organizing an event where the Syrian women will be cooking up a delicious feast for different community groups, laughing, eating and enjoying each other’s company while celebrating our unique differences.

Help us celebrate how delighted we have been working in partnership with Cornwall Faith Forum, The National Lottery Community Fund and Syrian Refugee families in Cornwall for the last eighteen months.

Book your free place HERE

Having faith in Care – Tuesday, 12th November, Royal Cornwall Hospital

As part of Inter Faith week 11th-18th November Dor Kemmyn, Cornwall’s Interfaith Group, have agreed to come to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske to deliver an awareness session about different religions and beliefs.

The day will consist of people from the Pagan, Jewish, Muslim and Baha’i  faith groups coming in to talk about their beliefs and how this may need to be considered when caring for them in a hospital setting. This day was very highly evaluated by staff when it has taken place in previous years.

 

The session is from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm on Tuesday 12th November 2019 in room G02 in the Knowledge Spa. To book a place please contact Debby Lewis debby.lewis@nhs.net

Cornwall Faith Forum Review of the Year and AGM – Wednesday 30th October at 7.30 pm

Cornwall Faith Forum Review of the Year and Annual General Meeting

Wednesday, 30th October 2019 at County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY refreshments at 7.00 pm with a 7.30 pm start

We will be having updates on the three Cornwall Faith Forum strands:

Learning for Peace, Sharing for Peace, Building for Peace

and hearing of future plans for the Cornwall Faith Forum for the next 3-5 years

All welcome.  Look forward to seeing you there!

For further information contact Andrew Yates, Chair, Cornwall Faith Forum,

andrew.yates@truro.anglican.org or tel 01872 274351  AGM poster: AGM Flyer 30.10.19

Notes of last AGM held on 18th October 2018: AGM Notes 18th October 2018

Agenda for AGM 30th October 2019: CFF AGM 30.10.19 County Hall, Truro – Agenda-1

Creationtide – Sunday 6th October at 3.00 pm

For the Christian faith community the Season of Creation begins on September 1, the Day of Prayer for Creation, and ends on October 4, the feast day of St. Francis.  The Cornwall Faith Forum will be celebrating the culmination of this season on Sunday, 6th October at 3.00 pm at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field, Penmount, Truro.

St Francis is well known for his song Brother Sun Sister Moon and his prayer Make Me a Channel of Your Peace. He also entered into Inter Faith dialogue during the Medieval Crusades.  We will be considering these points as part of our time together.

All are welcome to come along to share this time.  Refreshments will be served.  For further information please contact Rita Stephen dorkemmyn.rita@btinternet.com

 

World Peace Day Events – Friday 20th Sept – Sunday 22nd Sept 2019

There are a lots of great of peace events during this weekend Friday 20th Sept – Sunday 22nd Sept.  Make a note in your diary!

Flyer can also be viewed here:  World Peace Day 2019 copy B

The Dome of Human Kindness – Installation Sunday, 4th August at the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field

The Dome of Human Kindness – it’s finished!!
After many months of hard work and determination Tom Henderson-Smith and team have completed the Dome.  There was a chance to view the Dome recently at an initial installation at St Columb Major.  It looked absolutely amazing.

It is now ready to be installed in the performance area of the Dor Kemmyn Peace Field.   This exciting event is to be on Sunday, 4th August at 2.00 pm at Penmount, Truro.  All are very welcome to attend.  There will be refreshments available.

For more information please contact either Tom 01637 498106 or Rita 07775 937485.

To find out more about the Dome click HERE