Calderdale Interfaith Council

Holocaust Memorial Day January 25th at Calderdale College

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Calderdale College will be hosting the annual Holocaust memorial Day event, on Wednesday 25 January, working in partnership with Calderdale Council, Calderdale Interfaith, Holocaust Center North, and the Holocaust Survivors friendship association.

Calderdale College, Francis Street, Halifax, HX13UZ
Wednesday 25 January 6pm-8pm
Free parking and refreshments

Confirmed speakers:
Trude Silman MBE – Will give her testimony as a child that survived the Holocaust
(The Worshipful) Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Angie Gallagher
Reverend Canon Hilary Barber

More information and further events for Holocaust Memorial Day

Annual Faith Celebration Thursday, 24th November 2022 at Halifax Town Hall

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Calderdale Interfaith Council invite you to the Annual Faith Celebration at Halifax Town Hall. Refreshments will be available and there will be song and dance performances from different groups.

Thursday 24th November 6pm – 8pm

Keynote Speaker: The Rt Hon Sir Stephen Timms MP

Also Featuring:
Sikh Drummers
Hindu Dance
Minster Choir
51st Pellon Scouts
The Signing of the Faith Covenant Between
Calderdale Council and the faith communities

Venue: Halifax Town Hall. Crossley Street ,HX1 1UJ
Refreshments to be served at 6pm

Moral Economy Conference at Halifax Minster October 25

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An event to learn about moral economy and its relevance to policy and practice for policy, businesses and citizens.

Tuesday October 25th from 9am to 15.30


The idea of a moral economy is not new. However, as we learn more about the climate crisis, plastic pollution, and our unprecedented scale of impact on the natural world, we become ever more concerned that something needs to be done.

Gone are the days when we paid attention only to the price of the things we buy. Today we want to know whether there was any child labour involved, whether human rights were violated, whether our consumption is causing irreparable damage to the communities producing the things we are consuming.

Many people are arguing that moral values such as equality, empathy, solidarity and co-operation should determine the behaviours of individuals and institutions rather than material interests. These issues are of immense interest to faith communities and to people of no faith as well.

This conference aims to give us an opportunity to reflect on these profound issues and to identify practical ways to apply these in our contexts.

A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health Wednesday May 11th

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Halifax Minster in partnership with Calderdale Interfaith and Healthy Minds are hosting a Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health on Wednesday the 11th May as part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

The session is FREE to attend. There will be talks from Jim Mc Manus, director of Public Health Hertfordshire and Calderdale’s Healthy Minds, Jonny Richardson.

A vegetarian Lunch will be provided to all attendees.

Calderdale College will present a drama and there will be workshops in the afternoon.

Please register for your free place through Eventbrite here:

Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health at Halifax Minster

All most Welcome.



A Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health in Calderdale

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A Calderdale Interfaith ‘Celebration of Wellbeing and Mental Health’

Wednesday 11 May, 10am – 2.30pm, Halifax Minster

The last 2 years have put particular strain on the health and wellbeing of individuals and organisations and this conference aims to be inspiring as well as informative. It will be a real opportunity to connect with different faith approaches to wellbeing and mental health in our local area and meet and network together for mutual support.

There will be 2 keynote speakers, Jim McManus (Dir Public Health, Hertfordshire) and Jonny Richardson Glenn (CEO Healthy Minds Calderdale); and a drama presentation from Calderdale College in the morning, followed by a free vegetarian sandwich lunch then themed workshops in the afternoon.

When : Wednesday 11th May (during Mental Health Awareness Week)

Venue : Halifax Minster

FREE Vegetarian Lunch provided

The conference is open to everyone, especially the faith communities and mental health agencies.

Register for FREE at Eventbrite via this link:

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2022 Commemoration Event

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Calderdale Interfaith would like to invite you to their Holocaust Memorial Day online event on Tuesday the 25th of January.

The event is hosted by Calderdale Interfaith, the Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association, and Calderdale College.

Holocaust Memorial Day is One Day – 27 January – that we put aside to come together to remember, to learn about the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur, in the hope that there may be One Day in the future with no genocide. We learn more about the past, we empathise with others today, and we act for a better future.

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The Event will include:

  • Revd Canon Hilary Barber, Vice Chair of Calderdale Interfaith (MC)
  • Councillor Chris Pillai, Mayor of Calderdale and Chair of Calderdale Interfaith
  • John Rees, Chief Executive Officer and Principal, Calderdale College
  • A testimony from Rosl Schatzberger followed by Q&A session
  • Calderdale College Students to speak on the topic: One Day
  • Holocaust Survivors Friendship Association (HFSA)
  • Reciting the Peace Prayer

We would also like to invite you to join the national ceremony, hosted by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, on 27th January at 7pm.
Visit and look for ‘Watch the UK ceremony’

Inter Faith Climate Change Conference at Halifax Minster

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Climate Change is one of, if not the greatest challenge of our times and people of all faiths and beliefs are concerned to learn and take action.

Calderdale Interfaith is pleased to be working in partnership with the Blackley Centre to offer this Inter Faith Conference on Climate Change on the 14th October.

Admission is free and booking is via Eventbrite on the link below where you will see the conference programme. We hope you will be able to join us.

Eventbrite booking link :

October 14th 2021
10.00am – 2.30pm
Halifax Minster HX1 1QL

Free admission (including vegetarian lunch)

For more information: 01422-646683 / 07741-480557

If Covid restrictions prevent us from gathering, the conference will be offered via Zoom


  • Carbon literacy
  • Poverty and climate change
  • Local to global
  • Supporting our communities into the green economy

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Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorated by Calderdale Interfaith Council

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Whilst Holocaust Memorial Day is actually Sunday 27 January, this year’s Interfaith Council event is on Thursday 31 January, 1:00pm with the theme “Torn from Home” and is being hosted by Calderdale College.

The programme organised by Calderdale Interfaith Council involves speakers including holocaust survivors. Also there will be presentations by students and others about situations where atrocities have and are taking place in other countries and continents.

Refreshments will be provided. If you can only come for part of the time, that’s absolutely fine – come for as long as you can. This annual event is always an emotional occasion – when we can remember and consider some of the terrible happenings in both past and present times.

For further information contact;

Tel: 01422 392869 or 01422 355436
Email: or 

Calderdale Interfaith Council Annual Celebration

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The Calderdale Interfaith Council Annual Celebration Event will take place this year on Thursday 15 November, 6:00pm-8:00pm at The Halifax Academy, Gibbet Street, Halifax HX2 OBA.

The theme for this year is ‘Peace’.

The programme will include poetry by The Halifax Academy pupils.

The guest speaker will be Rev Jo Williams, Baptist Minister from the Blackley Centre linking the notion of Peace. Jo has spent many years delivering mediations, social cohesion initiatives and uniting communities across the country.

Other speakers invited are Major Charlie Helm, The Yorkshire Regiment followed by faith representatives participating in the evening by sharing their faith through readings, singing and peace prayers.

RSVP: John Butterfield at