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khandaMonday 25th July, 7.30pm at GNNSJ Gurdwara, 78 Ladypit Lane, Beeston, LS11 6DP

Holy Places in Sikhism

Talk by Bhagat Singh

Vegetarian food and drinks will be available in the langar from 6.30 to 7.15pm.

Car parking is available.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82092411533?pwd=cE0zUjhhRlREamZsd3dNWjVRem5EUT09

Meeting ID: 820 9241 1533
Passcode: 290394

Welcome

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.

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Its aims are:
  • to advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in the Leeds Metropolitan District, and to nurture respect and friendly relations by facilitating interfaith dialogue and organising educational and cultural events;
  • to promote and to work for justice, peace and social harmony for the public benefit in the multi-cultural Leeds Metropolitan District by advocacy, by focused public events and projects, and by co-operating with other organisations that have similar objectives.

AGM 2021

AGMThe AGM this year was hold as an-person meeting at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Burley and on a live Zoom link.

The existing officers and executive members were reelected, with just two changes: Jay Anderson has been appointed Co-Chair and John Moreton has joined the Executive as a Christian representative.

JayJay is well-known to Concord members as the host of our Zoom meetings, and more widely in Leeds interfaith circles as Secretary of the Leeds Faiths Forum.

We have lost three much valued members during the year: Iby Knill, survivor of Auschwitz, died at Easter; David Randolph-Horn and Primrose Agbamu have moved away from Leeds. We miss them all.

Thanks were expressed to our Treasurer, Stephen Tucker, to Jay, to Cynthia our Minutes Secretary, to the Committee Members, and to John Summerwill, Co-Chair.

Click here for the AGM Papers

Light for Leeds 2021

Lord MayorSunday November 21 was a bright, sunny day for the Light for Leeds Interfaith Week event in Kirkstall Abbey's visitor centre. There were display stands by the Christian, Sikh, Muslim, Brahma Kumari and Pagan faiths as well as Concord and Leeds Faiths Forum. As a Covid-19 precaution numbers in the centre were limited and it was recommended that face-masks were worn.

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John Battle12th Century Monks in Leeds: a spirituality for today?

The Visitors’ Centre at Kirkstall Abbey was the ideal location for a talk on the relevance today of 12th century monastic ideals, and the Right Honourable John Battle was the ideal person to give it. John is a former MP who was responsible for interfaith matters in Tony Blair’s government. He has a keen interest in community relationships in Leeds and a longstanding fascination also with the history of Leeds and particularly its spirituality.

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Fun on the Water: Namaste Fund’s First Project

CanalBreaking Down Barriers, a project of the Leeds Muslim Youth Forum, aims to empower young people across Harehills to come together to organise activities that challenge racial tensions, misconceptions of the other and foster friendships. This project, supported by National Lottery funding, began in July.

In October a group of these young people had a canal boat trip sponsored by the Namaste Fund.

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Annual Peace Service - 13th Oct 2021

Did you miss the Peace Service? You can catch up with the content on these links: Click here for: Order of Service | Click here for full script | Click here for a video recording

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BookConcord's 40th Anniversary book: A Leeds Interfaith Story 1946-2016

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

Available to purchase or free online. Click here for details

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