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Diocese of

Hexham and Newcastle

Bishop Séamus Cunningham

 

Bishop Seamus: Newcastle Council of Faiths Statement


BookMeeting God in Friend and Stranger

The Bishops of England and Wales launched a book "Meeting God in Friend and Stranger". The document is a guide for Catholics to interreligious relations.

Download "Meeting God in Friend and Stranger" (300k pdf opens in new window)

The Diocesan Interreligious Relations Commission Seminar on the teaching document "Meeting God in Friend & Stranger". Read a report of this event on 29 March 2011


Front Cover of Interfaith Dialogue Book
Interfaith Dialogue: A Catholic View

A good book on the issues of our times. There are three sections: Dialogue in general, Christian-Muslim Relations, Wider Horizons

Published by SPCK

ISBN 0-281-05383-9 £14.99

Cover Photograph: Osservatore Romano

DEPARTMENT FOR INTERRELIGIOUS RELATIONS

Email interreligious.relations@diocesehn.org.uk

Contact:
Rev. Mariadass, St. Teresa of the Infant Jesus, Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE6 5HN.

Tel: 0191 265 5290

Mobile: 07740 030900


News and Events:

Courses:

There are currently no courses planned. They will be displayed here as announced.


Events:

Kindertransport
A play by Diane Samuals and directed by Hugh Keegan.
To commemorate this year's Holocaust Memorial Day theme, 'Torn From Home', Kindertransport will be performed at The People's Theatre, Stephenson Road, Heaton NE6 5QF.
Sunday 27 January at 5.00pm, Monday 28 & Tuesday 29 January at 7.30pm.
After the performance on Sunday 27 January the author will be answering questions from the audience.


In 2019 our annual Holocaust Memorial Evening will be held in two venues:

Tuesday 29 January 2019 from 7.00pm at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Benton, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.

See poster for further details.

Booking for this event is essential.

 

Thursday 31 January 2019 from 7.00pm at St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, Beamish Road, Billingham TS23 3DX.

See poster for further details.

Booking for this event is essential.


News:

Interfaith Newsletter Advent 2018

There are some interesting items in the December issue of the Westminster Interfaith Newsletter. Available to read or download now.

 

Message for Guru Nanak Prakash Diwas 2018

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican has shared a message for this Sikh festival. The full message is available to read or download now.

This feast marks an important Sikh festival that celebrates the life and mission of the first teacher (guru) of Sikhism. We wish our Sikh neighbours, friends or family a "Happy Guru Nanak Jayanti".

 

Festival of Diwali and the Sikh festival of Guru Nanak Gurpurab

The Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales has produced a small leaflet of bidding prayers for non-Christian religions on their major festivals. This is available to download now.

 

Message for the Feast of Deepavali 2018

The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the Vatican has shared a message for this Hindu Feast. The full message is available to read or download now.


Archive

The annual Diocesan Christian / Muslim Women`s event to pray for peace took place at the ruined chapel to Our Lady, Jesmond on Saturday 30 June 2018. Read more about it here.

2017's report and pictures are still available.


Holocaust Memorial Evening ‘The Power of Words’

In the presence of Rt. Rev. Séamus Cunningham, Mr Simon Wallfisch told the story of his Grandmother, Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, a survivor of Auschwitz and Belsen. Photographs and video from the evening are available on our Holocaust Memorial page.


Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage 2017 - Report and pictures available

The 2017 Interfaith Peace Pilgrimage took place on Saturday 21 October. Organised by the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle in association with the Crookham Peace Centre.


See the full report and pictures from the 'Ashes to Go 2016' event in Sunderland.


See photos of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese Holocaust Memorial Evening 2016.


Interfaith Cricket Match and Family Fun Day - August Bank Holiday.


'Chain of Peace' Peace Initiative in Newcastle July 2015 See photos and report.


See report of the Joint Christian/Muslim Women`s Event May 2015.


See photos and report of the Hexham and Newcastle Diocese Holocaust Memorial Evening 2015.