Tuesday, 29 January 2008

MMUISOC forhtcoming talk forward

Assalaamu Alaikum

Hope your all in the best of health and imaan and that all your exams went well

MMUISOC would like to present to you a refreshing talk by


Thursday 31st Januray 2008

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[ISOC] Sisters' study circle

Assalaamu Alaikum

EVER WEDNESDAY (beginning 30th Jan 08)
Tajweed class : 2-3 pm
Seerah Circle: Legacy of the Prophet (SAW)
330-430 pm
Venue : Mc Dougal, sisters' section
Any queries contact : noor@manchesterisoc.com

Your Islamic Society

Monday, 28 January 2008

SCM this week: bibles and newspapers


SCM this Thursday is on 'Bible in one hand, Newspaper in the other', which is going to be led by Owen. This session is the same as the one which was cancelled in last terms programme.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm in St. Peter's House Chaplaincy on Oxford Road.

Please note that there will be no meals this term until further notice - so all meetings will now be starting at 7.30pm. Feel free to arrive early for a cup of tea or coffee though.

God bless,


Friday, 25 January 2008

Interfaith Society Next Tuesday (29/01/08)

Hi, everyone. We are finalising the topic/theme for the Banquet in the next meeting. We also want to list up potential speakers and guests.

Currently, "Music" is the strongest contender. The provisional title is something like "Sound of Peace, Acoustic of Sacred" (the word "music" was removed because some religions only allow drums or chanting). Another topic/theme is "Community" ("Faith and community", "Role of religious community in secular society", "Faith, community and peace", etc), as this seems to be the main theme of Peace Week 2008.

After the meeting, we will be watching a film (Everything is Illuminated), with snacks. I'm sorry about this week's screw up over the film. And thank you More for preparing meals. It was delicious.


Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Interfaith meeting: film "Devil's playground"

Today we saw the film "Devil's playground" about life of Amish, especially the time when amish teenagers are allowed to mix with the outside world so they can make their own free choice on whether to join the church and stay amish for rest of their lives or leave the church, the film covered the lives and decisions of many amish teenagers. Mo prepared a delicious 3 course curry meal and Yoji got crisps and drinks for the film. 7-8 people attended. We also discussed the agenda for forthcoming Manchester peace week, the multifaith pilgrimage to glasgow, where to visit next week, invciting hare krishnas to teach us cooking etc.

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Minutes of first Interfaith soc meeting of new year

University of Manchester Interfaith Society
6:00pm, 15/01/2008
St Peter's Chaplaincy's Library


James, Kevin, Mo, Simon, Yoji



Approval of the minutes of last meeting held in 11/12/2007

Events Calender between 21/01/2008 to 14/03/2008


-Tu B'Shevat (Jewish New Year for Trees)

-Visit Jackson's Row Manchester Reform Synagogue

-Yoji will arrange a visit.


-Hare Krishina

-Invite a ISKCON member to give us talk about Hare Krishina diet and if possible ask to prepare us meal.

-We will pay for the cost of food

-Kevin will pay them a visit to their temple this Friday and ask

-Yoji will see if it is possible to claim union funding


Pancake day

-Join a celebration at Catholic Chaplaincy of University of Manchester
-Kevin will check the exact schedule
-We may also have a small meeting to finalise the topic/theme of Banquet


-Invite new Muslim Chaplin for a talk
-May be, Hana could make an invitation.
-James will give Yoji the detail so he can pass it to Hana


-Society Meeting prior to the Banquet, plus Film plus food


-Invite Sikh Speaker from the last Banquet for a talk

-John will contact the speaker

-James is going to find out where John is at the moment


-The date may be changed to Wednesday or Thursday
-More details in the next section


-End of the term meeting

Church/Temple/Synagogue/Mosque Visit
-21/01/2008 World Religion Days at Baha'i Center in Fallowfield.
-Chinese New Year (a celebration at Chinese Buddhist temple)
-Purim (Jewish) March 21 - March 22
-Multifaith week - Kevin will find out the date
-Standing invitation from Sikh (Saturday 7 am)
-Standing invitation from Hare Krishina (Sunday)

The Banquet

-It will be held duringManchester Peace Week (01/03/08-09/02/08) http://www.peaceweek.co.uk/2008/01/
-According to Nathan & Clare, preferred day for the Banquet is Wednesday or Thursday rather than Tuesday due to schedule crush with other event.
-James will esquire about it in the staff meeting held in 16/01/2008

- James suggested that more neutral location is preferred than St. Peter's Chaplaincy
- There is a possibility that the Students' Union of Manchester Metropolitan University may let us use their conference room
- James will make inquiry to a member of Man Met students' union executive.

-James will ask Gary to make poster and leaflet. It should be ready by 19/02/2008
-Poster should be posted to Students' Union Building of Man Met and UofM, Barlington Society, International Society, Middle Eastern Department (Various members are responsible for distribution of the posters)
-Leaflet should be distributed during Wednesday soup and Chinese packed lunch (Mo)
-Student's Direct and Students' Union Event Diary should be contacted (Yoji or Kevin)
-Email/letter invitation to all religions societies in Man Met and UofM (James will obtain email lists from ManMet, Yoji from UofM)
-Facebook - Joy
-Mailing List - Yoji is making a mailing group using googlegroup.
-James will ask Nathan if the Banquet can be included in publicity material for Peace Week 2008

Guest & Speaker
- We have decided to postpone this matter until the topic/theme of the event is decided

- Many society members could not attend today's meeting due to various circumstances
- We have decided to canvass for the topic/theme for another 2/3 weeks
- The theme/topics must be finalised by 05/02
- The Banquet coincide with Peace week and Multifaith Women's day of prayer
- It was pointed out that we have done many topic related to peace and women so maybe, different topic may be appropriate
- Given that it is held in the peace week, the topic for this particular Banquet should be positive rather than controversial (and possibly divisive)
-Topics suggested so far: Peace, Women's right, Just War, Role of religious communities in fostering peace, Role of religious communities in secular societies, Music

Retreat after the Easter holiday
-It was suggested that we should have multifaith pilgrimage instead.
-For examples, Glasgow has a multifaith museum, largest Tibetan temple in u.k., etc.
-We could visit various religious temple/church/synagogue/mosque in Glasgow over the weekend. -Transport expenses can be covered by the special funding from the union. (Yoji will look into it).
- We need to find an free accomodation to make the visit affordable for everyone.
- Each of us could get sleeping bag, so as long as we get a roof, it is fine.
- James (who used to live there) says he will look into it.

Administrative matter

Society registration
- strangely someone registered the society for us, despite us lacking union members for exective.
- Yoji has applied to life membership of SU. Once accepted, he will apply to the position of the treasurer.
- Yoji has created an mailing list account in googlegroup

Next Meeting
- A small meeting is held in 05/02/2008 before or after Pancake day event to decide the topic/theme of the next Banquet
- The next formal meeting will be held in 11/03/2008

Thursday, 10 January 2008

Interfaith Society - Next meeting

Happy New Year to you all.

The next meeting was scheduled to be held at Tuesday, 22nd of January. However, I noticed that this date will crash with Tu B'Shevat (Jewish New Year for Trees), in which we are being invited. Can I change the date of our next meeting to Tuesday, 15th of January instead.
The agendas for the next meeting following the previous meeting will be the followings.

* Event Calendar for the Second semester (28 January 2008 - 14 March 2008)
o Hare Krishina Cooking session
o Debate/Discussion with Humanist/Atheist
o Sikh - Speaker event
o Tu B'Shevat (Jewish New Year for Trees) 22/Jan,
o Pancake day (02/Feb) during Multicultural Week (01~06 Feb)
o If you have any other idea, please propose it at the meeting.
* The Banquet
o The next Banquet must be held before Easter vacation. In the past, it coincided with Manchester Peace Week (01~09 Mar 2008) and Multifaith Women's World Day of Prayer (07/Mar/08). Topics of discussion will be
+ The format of the event
+ Speakers
+ Publicity
* The retreat after the Easter vacation
o It has been suggested that we should have an weekend retreat after the Easter vacation.
* Administrative matters
o Next meeting
o Society registration
o Special funding allocation

If you think there is any other matter of importance to be discussed, please email me so any new agenda can be circulated at least few days before the meeting.