Latest Newsletter - September 2019

Pictures and readings from the Annual Peace Service in October
Faith, Interfaith & Diversity events diary


HolocaustSome Concord members visited the new Holocaust Museum at Huddersfield University in August, where we heard the fascinating and moving testimony of Iby Knill, a member of Concord and Holocaust survivor.

PresentationConcord made a presentation to the Revd Trevor Bates in July to mark his appointment as an Honorary Life Member of Concord. John Summerwill presented Trevor with a framed certificate signed by the Co-Chairs and Treasurer, with the following citation:
“This is to certify that The Revd Trevor S. Bates has been awarded HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP of Concord in grateful recognition of his outstanding contribution to inter-faith relationships in Leeds and his unstintingly generous service to Concord, particularly as Chair (2008-2012), author of 28 profiles of members and interfaith leaders, promoter of the 40th Anniversary Celebrations, editor of A Leeds Interfaith Story 1946-2016 and gatherer of Concord archives. Presented to Trevor on behalf of the membership of Concord at The Brahma Kumari Adminstrative Centre, Leeds 16, on Wednesday 17th July 2019”

WalkIn June 2019 we had a very successful Walk of Friendship in Beeston, with over 100 people taking part. We had coffee at Beeston Hill United Free Church, lunch at the Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha gurdwara, and cake at the new Abu Haraira Masjid.

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Click to enlargeConcord had a stall at the 'Light for Leeds' Interfaith Week Celebration on 18th November at the Visitor Centre, Kirkstall Abbey. Various stalls offered displays food and activities.  Musical interludes, meditation walks, carol singing and a Faith in Peace and War display were part of the event. The pictures show Cynthia at our stall, the United Hebrew Congregation Choir, and a young imam reciting from the Qur'an.

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Participants in the Annual Peace Service held in the Banqueting Room of the Civic Hall in Leeds, 24th October 2018. See link above for more pictures and the readings used.

Peace Service

Concord is one of the oldest interfaith groups in the UK, founded over 40 years ago. It exists to foster friendship, trust, tolerance, understanding and co-operation among members of the faith communities of multi-cultural Leeds.

The group also works closely with the Leeds Faith Forum and is affiliated to the national Interfaith Network for the UK.
Some of the faiths Concord brings together:
Baha'is, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Sikhs and others.

Its aims are:


Concord's 40th Anniversary book,A Leeds Interfaith Story 1946-2016, is now available FREE online. Click here for details

BookConcord's 40th Anniversary commemorative book available to purchase

A Leeds Interfaith Story 1946-2016

Written by a team including Trevor Bates, Primrose Agbamu, Cynthia Dickinson , John Moreton & John Summerwill (with contributions from Concord members)

283 A5 pages in full colour - 238 illustrations

This substantial and unique book, published to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Concord, tells the story of the different faith communities in Leeds and of the key individuals who have promoted interfaith relationships.

Very few copies available

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