Professor Sajjad Rizvi, Dr Alexander Goldberg and Jacob Fareed Imam will come together in the Apostle Room of Clifton Cathedral on Wednesday 14 November, bringing with them their own tradition’s belief and understanding of peace as part of their understanding of God and how that challenges the believer to live in reflection of that belief. The conversations will provide an opportunity for insight, understanding and for questions. All three speakers will address something on the issue of peace in the Holy Land.  The evening will begin at 7.15pm and refreshments will be available from 6.30pm

Professor Sajjad Rizvi, University of Exeter is a Muslim and a specialist on Islamic philosophy and interfaith dialogue and has advised various government departments on Iraq, Iran, Shiʿi Islam in the Gulf, and Islam in Britain and Europe;  
Dr Alexander Goldberg is a Jew and an international consultant on intercultural, interfaith and a community relations advisor to a large global humanitarian organisation and a number of international projects. He served as the Chief Executive of the London Jewish Forum and was called to the Bar in 2001;
Jacob Fareed Imam is a Catholic who was Marshall Scholar at the University of Oxford researching the Quran’s use of Biblical materials. He is currently undertaking a doctorate at Oxford investigating the Islamic roots of the Protestant Reformation. He has served as a curriculum consultant for Bethlehem University, a researcher for Oxford’s Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies, Cambridge’s Tyndale House.




Image result for clip art oberammergauChurches together in Winchcombe is organising a visit in two years time to the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play.  The play has been performed at regular intervals since 1634 and now takes place every ten years.

A planned trip from Winchcombe will combine the visit to Oberammergau with a few days’ holiday in Austria.  (Oberammergau is a small village in Bavaria close to the Austrian border).  Flying on Wednesday 3 June 2020 from Birmingham to Munich, the group will be staying in Strobl on the Wolfgangsee amidst the lakes and mountains of the Salzkammergut.  There will be some time in the picturesque city of Salzburg and then two days in Oberammergau itself for the Passion Play, before flying home on Wednesday, 10th June.

To find out more, please email: Rev John Paul Hoskins