Sunday, 17 February 2008

Interfaith Soc meeting this tursday

Hi, Everyone. Next Tuesday is usual curry meal + film. We will be discussing the Banquet which is happening in three weeks. Oh, and why not discuss about Danish Cartoon controversy? Last weeks' discussion about Sharia comment made by the Archbishop of Canterbury was interesting.

James. Can you finalise the time and the room. Plus could you ask Garry to make the poster.
Mo. Can you bring my memory stick and "Everything is Illuminated"
Kevin. Can you make a contact with Hindu speaker.
Enrique. If you are attending, could you bring two special funding request forms.


Last week's email

Hi everyone. There will be a meal followed by a documentary film called "The Great Silence" and is about Cartoussian (a Catholic order) monks in the South of France. .

See you


Islamic awareness week announcement

Islamic Awareness Week 10 -14th March

In the Famous Hadeeth, Rasool Allah (S) said to the effect:
Facilitate things to people (concerning religious matters) and do not make it hard for them (the unbelivers) and give them good tidings (1:69 Saheeh Bukhari)

As you all know every year the Islamic Society hold an "Islamic Awareness Week" which is a week dedicated to non Muslims intending to relay to them the collect image of Islam to best of our ability. There will be an array of activities and talks designed to educate and enlighten non Muslims about Islam.
Every Prophet (A) informed their people of the truth from God and this event gives all Muslims an opportunity to for fill this Sunnah of the Prophets (A)

nhsf : get involved


Calling all members!! Do YOU want to get involved with the organisation of our events? Have you wanted to co-ordinate events such as Sitaare or Omkari, or organize our weekly Football? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE...

This week our weekly member's meeting continue...

Date: Monday 18th February 2008
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Manchester Met SU, Conference Room 2, 3rd floor

The meeting will look at the structure of the society and it's activities. An excellent opportunity to have one-to-one discussions with committee members.

Here are some of the areas of the society where you can make a difference...

* Football
* Netball
* Kabaddi/Kho
* Dance Workshops
* Education
* Sewa and Fundraising
* Graphics Design
* Publications and Articles
* Events Management (Omkari/Sitaare)

Meetings will continue throughout the semester. Please come along, and join the team. This is your chance to get involved with NHSF and become part of the committee selection process for next year, and will be a great opportunity for you to direct your opinion, comments, suggestions and questions directly to the committee regarding the running of NHSF Manchester so far this year.


NHSF Manchester.
t: 07092 258 264

Friday, 15 February 2008

[mubs] Thursday Sutta Study

Hi everyone. This week, we spent entire one hour focusing on just two twin verses. We are still going through the first Chapter of Dhammapada. We are up to the Verse 8.

Next week's sutta study class is again at St. Peter's Chaplaincy at 5.45 followed by the talk.

The main translation we are using are

Next week is also the last week for the talk program. From the following week, we are shifting the time to 6:30pm so that some of you could finish dinner beforehand.


Thursday, 14 February 2008

Pints of view

Dear friends
You are warmly invited to Owens Park Bar in Fallowfield next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. for the start of a new interfaith discussion group. "Pints of View" is based at Owens Park and is intended for residents of OP; however to help us get it started I am inviting all students on our mailing list to come so we can have a group there.
Come along to exercise your brain and add your two cents, as we say in the States.
Join the "Pints of View" group on facebook

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

SCM this sunday

Hope you are all ok
I have been asked to pass this on;
This Sunday Revd Martin Thompson, National Co-ordinator of the Student Christian
Movement, will be preaching at St. Peter's House, his first visit to us. He
will also set up a stand for the coffee hour after worship and I am sure would
welcome help from the local SCM.
Please come and welcome Martin to St. Peter's! The service is at 11 a.m. this
Sunday, 17 Feb. 2008.

There will be lunch afterwards

Hope to see you soon


Tuesday, 12 February 2008

SCM meeting: Thursday 14 Feb


Fancy escaping the swarms of hearts, simpering teddy bears and romantic tat that will be descending upon the UK on February the 14th?

Then why not come for a free meal and talk on Thursday evening instead!

6.30pm at St Peter's Chaplaincy for dinner, or come along at 7.30 for a talk entitled 'Love and Social Justice'. It would be great to see you all there.

For those of you who have not yet heard, the results of last Thursday's SCM annual elections are as follows:

SCM Co-Ordinator: Holly Cumbers
Secretary: Daisy Black
Treasurer: Tim Traivasse

Please feel free to contact us using this address if you have any questions about or suggestions for SCM.

We are currently in need of kind culinary volunteers to make food for us for sessions on the 28th Feb, 6th of March and 13th of March - please get in contact with Holly if you can help out. Likewise, if anybody would be interested in leading a talk or workshop, we have a slot free on the 6th of March and are looking for people to conduct sessions after Easter.

Best wishes,



Also at St Peter's:

Keep It Simple Service
Sundays at 6.30pm

Reflective student-led worship, food and fellowship. This term follows the readings of the Easter vigil.

For more information, please contact James Grant:

Sunday, 10 February 2008

NHSF: Events this week


With the second semester well under way, our weekly events are in full swing.
This week...

Hanuman Chalisa...
Following on from the hugely successful first session, Hanuman Chalisa returns this week. Come and join us recite the Hanuman Chalisa and engage in awe inspiring discussions.

: Geoffrey Manton Building. Meet at reception area of Geoffrey Manton building
Date: Tuesday 12th February
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

The national khel (sports) competition is on Saturday 23rd Feb at Loughborough University. With over 30 universities attending, make sure you take this opportuntiy to represent Manchester NHSF. Here's how to get involved...

Date: Tuesday 12th February
Time: TBC. Check our website, on Tuesday morning for details on the time.
Venue: Powerleague Central, 20 Union Street,M12 4JD. Meet outside the Manchester Museum entrance on Oxford Road (opposite Brunswick Street). Look out for the White NHSF hoodies!
Cost: Members: £1.50/ Non-Members: £2

Date: Wednesday 13th February
Time: 2pm-4pm
Venue: Sugden Sports Centre
Cost: Members: £1.50/ Non-Members: £2

Sewa Week...25th-29th February 2008

This is a whole week dedicated to sewa (charity) by NHSF. Its a great way to get involved in lots of fun activities and contribute to charity. Details of the week will be sent to you soon. If you have any ideas, please get in touch. To inspire you, last year we held a sponsored wax-athon, swim-athon and bake sale!!!


NHSF Manchester.

t: 07092 258 264

Friday, 8 February 2008

[MJS] Announcements & Events

Manchester Jewish Students

MJS...What's Going on?


For anyone interested in learning Hebrew:
Starting this Wednesday and continuing for the rest of semester, there will be classes available for the great price of £1.
Beginners 1.30-2.30
Intermediate 2.30-3.30
If interested in this great opportunity, let Harriet know on 07912628449

UJS Manhigut Programme

UJS is offering you an unbelievable opportunity to join the Manhigut program. Manhigut (Hebrew for leadership) is an intensive political and educational training program that takes place in Israel , and it gives you the chance to become a leading activist on campus.

How much?:
All this for the highly subsidised price of £250 all included (flights, travel, educational content, hotels and great kosher food).

Manchester University Buddhist Society: 3 talks this term

Manchester University Buddhist Society

There are three talks coming soon you shouldn't miss!

February 7th Prof. Karel Warner

Death, birth and personal identity in Buddhism

February 14th Dr. Francesca Tarocco

"Buddhist Music and Ritual"

February 21st Pat MacDonald

"Practice in the 21st Century?"

All talks 7:30 pm at Sangam Room (St. Peter's Chaplancy –Oxford Road, opposite to Blackwells).

Contact: Enrique Galvan-Alvarez 07875256868

Saturday, 2 February 2008

Sikh Soc: bowling

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Hey all – hope you all had a great Christmas break, aced the exams and are now chillin' to the max! We'll we've got our first event of 2008, and yep it's none other than the eagerly-anticipated BOWLING AND MEAL!

We'll be heading down to Megabowl at the Parrs Wood complex in Didsbury where after the competition, one lucky/talented individual will be crowned 'Singh-Pin 08'!
Theres also loads of restaurants in the complex and we'll decide where we're going to be eating after the bowling, but traditionally (!) we've ended up at Nandos or Pizza Hut!

Date: Tuesday 5th February
Time: 5.30pm
Meeting Point: Outside UMSU
Contact: 07930120580 (Daaneshwar)

We'll be taking the bus down to Didsbury – so don't forget your bus passes/money. Also please remember your student cards for the student discount at Megabowl..
So please, come down for a great, fun-packed evening, we guarantee that you will enjoy it!

The poster for the event is attached.


We have finally got the hoodies and t-shirts sorted, so anyone who was interested in buying one, please contact Harvinder (07943827683). Hoodies are priced at £10 for members and £11 for non-members, and t-shirts are £ 5 for members and £ 6 for non-members.
The following sizes are available: XS,S,M,L,XL.

Look out for more events coming your way soon, and keep checking our Facebook Group (search for Manchester Sikh Society)

See you all soon!

Manchester Universities Sikh Society

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

"Maans Ki Jath Sabhai Ekai Pahihchanbo"
Recognise the whole Human Race as one

- Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji Maharaaj (Akaal Ustat)

Weekly events at NHSF


This week NHSF Manchester host TWO new events!

Meet and Greet...
This Monday, prepare yourselves for a slightly different type of event - a meet-and-greet, where you can have the opportunity to get to know people with the same interests as you, while feasting on the free food we will be providing!

: Manchester Metropolitan Students' Union Conference Room, 3rd floor
Date: Monday 4th February
Time: 6.00pm
For more information join the facebook group at:

Hanuman Chalisa...

For the first time ever, NHSF Manchester will be hosting Hanuman Chalisa recitation sessions. Come and join us recite the Hanuman Chalisa and engage in awe inspiring discussions.

: Geoffrey Manton Building. Meet at reception area of Geoffrey Manton building
Date: Tuesday 5th February
Time: 5.30pm - 6.30pm

With the national khel (sports) competition just around the corner (Saturday 23rd Feb) make sure you take this opportuntiy to represent Manchester NHSF. Last week we had a fantastic turnout to both of our sporting events so make sure you're part of the action this week Here's how to get involved...

Date: Tuesday 5th February
Time: 7pm-8pm
Venue: Powerleague Central, 20 Union Street,M12 4JD. Meet outside the Manchester Museum entrance on Oxford Road (opposite Brunswick Street) at 6.40pm latest. Look out for the White NHSF hoodies!
Cost: Members: £1.50/ Non-Members: £2

Date: Wednesday 6th February
Time: 2pm-4pm
Venue: Sugden Sports Centre
Cost: Members: £1.50/ Non-Members: £2


NHSF Manchester.

t: 07092 258 264

Friday, 1 February 2008

Pancake Day

Hi, Everyone. Next Tuesday happens to be Pancake Day. We will be
visiting Catholic Chaplaincy with everyone from St. Peter's. Please
bring a few pounds of donation as well. Also, the minutes of the last
meeting are out. Click the link below if you want to know what is
going on.

Click on

Interfaith Soc Minutes of Meeting 29/01/2008

University of Manchester Interfaith Society
6:00pm, 29/01/2008

St Peter's Chaplaincy's Library


James, Mo, Simon, Yoji, Enrique, John


Joy, Kevin,

Next Meeting


Pancake day

Aria House?


Dinner, Talk and Movie

-Invite new Muslim Chaplin for a talk


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


- Food and Movie

Invite Sikh Speaker from the last Banquet for a talk

-Yoji will contact the speaker


- Banquet


- End of the term meeting

Church/Temple/Synagogue/Mosque Visit
-Chinese New Year (a celebration at Chinese Buddhist temple)
-Purim (Jewish) March 21 - March 22, invitation from Reformed Jewish Synagogue
-Multifaith week
-Standing invitation from Sikh (Saturday 7 am)
-Standing invitation from Hare Krishina (Sunday)

The Banquet
Date 06/03/2008
Provisional - Man Met Students' Union Conference Hall
or St. Peter's
-James will ask Gary to make poster and leaflet. It should be ready by 19/02/2008
-Student's Direct and Students' Union Event Diary should be contacted (Joy)
-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

- We have decided to focus on "Community Peace" to go along with the theme of Peace Week 2008, with specific focus on the relationship among different religious communities in U.K.
- The specific wording of the title (and subtitle) has not been decided.

Guest & Speaker
One members are assigned to find a speaker for each faith
Christianity - James
Islam - Mo
Judaism - Hana or Enrique
Hindu - ?
Baha'i - Simon
Sikh - Yoji
Buddhism - Not this time

A day or weekend trip after the Easter holiday
Date - The first weekend of May or the last weekend of April
Place - Not too far from Manchester (cheaper and easier)

Simon would ask if we can join an Alpha course retreat

Contact Terry to see if there are any cheap/free accommodation

Next Meeting
- The next formal meeting will be held in 11/03/2008