Together in Love

Together in Love
Contributed By: events coordinator
Organizing Institution: Diocese of Chester
Contact email: [email protected]
Start Date: November 14, 2022 (14:00)
End Date: November 14, 2022 (16:00 GMT)
Cost: Free
Chester Cathedral – Chester – United Kingdom

Come and listen to leaders of the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths explore the meaning of divine love.

The event is being held during Interfaith Week which aims to help build good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs in the UK.

Together in Love will be chaired by Archdeacon Ian Bishop and has been organised by the Revd Canon Jane Brooke, the Revd Jacob Devadeson, and the Revd Daud Gill, interfaith advisers in the Diocese of Chester.

Following talks from the three guest speakers, there will be time for questions from the audience.

The event will be held in the Chapter House. Refreshments of tea and coffee will be available.

Please follow the link to register your free place.

The speakers:

Bishop Sam Corley, Bishop of Stockport, will talk about divine love in the Christian faith.

Before becoming the Bishop of Stockport, Bishop Sam was the Rector of Leeds, a role he took up in 2015. Previous to this, Sam was Precentor of Bradford Cathedral, Senior Chaplain to the University of Bradford, and Faith Advisor to the Lord Mayor of Bradford.

Having spent much of his childhood working on a farm, Sam also has a deep love of the countryside and nature.

Imam Irfan Chishti MBE, of Rochdale Mosque, will talk about divine love in the Islamic faith.

Imam Chishti was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Years Honours list, for Services to Muslim Communities, which he said, “had to be one of the proudest moments for me and my family.”

Former roles include Co-Founder of Me and You Education and Director of Facets Consulting which supports institutions and individuals in “countering extremist ideology”. Prior to this he was Executive Imam, Manchester Central Mosque, and Assistant Principal at The Oldham Academy North, amongst other things.

Rabbi Yisroel Binstock, of Hale Shule, will talk about divine love in the Jewish faith.

Rabbi Binstock and his wife Leanne joined Hale Synagogue in 2018. Prior to this they had been the associate ministerial couple at Hendon United Synagogue since 2013.

He also served Tribe, the United Synagogue youth arm, and the Ezra youth movement which provides children and teenagers with a host of recreational and educational activities within a Jewish framework.

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