The Interfaith Contact Group
The Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group

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About The Interfaith Contact Group

The Brighton & Hove Inter-Faith Contact Group (IFCG) exists as a resource for contact and dialogue between many faith communities and traditions in the Brighton and Hove area. We work together to build peaceful relations, and promote greater understanding between people of different faiths, and none, and their communities in our City.

We wish all Members and Friends of the IFCG a peaceful year in 2022

On 26th January at 5pm Fostering Friendship Zoom Meeting

The theme of our January Fostering Friendship Meeting will be Holocaust Memorial day . This first ‘Fostering Friendship’ meeting of 2022 will take place on Wednesday 26 January 5 – 6pm via Zoom.  As Holocaust Memorial Day the following day will be in our minds, we shall be considering the question:’Genocide: what are the lessons for our faith communities?’ from Jewish, Buddhist and other perspectives in the sad knowledge that religious hatred, still today, is often an element.  All IFCG members and their friends are welcome. If you would like to join us, please email Charlotte Gravestock at explaining that you would like to attend, and letting us know if you are a Member or Friend of the IFCG.

October 17th, 2021: Brighton & Hove’s Day of Compassion and The Service of Compassion

On Sunday October 17th 2021 the people of the City came together to honour the lives of those lost and those that sacrificed so much for our City during the time of the pandemic. A variety of organisations generously volunteered their facilities, services and skills to make The Day possible, including The Brighton Dome, The Friends’ Meeting House, The Unitarian Church, the Fabrica Art Gallery and the Jubilee Library. A Service of Compassion was held in The Brighton Dome, at 4pm on October 17th.  The Service was streamed, and if you would like to see the event as it happened here is your link.

Light in the Lockdown

The Covid 19 crisis has profoundly affected so many of us. Many faith groups have responded heroically even though the doors of their places of worship were closed during lockdown. Thanks to so many good, kind and diverse groups, many people across the City have been fed and nurtured, and the IFCG has sought to bring comfort with a weekly selection of prayers, poems and readings — Words of Connection.

All this and the growing awareness of the importance of spirit has been included in an inspired and compassionate documentary film entitled Light in the Lockdown, produced by the IFCG and created by the gifted ethical film-maker Sarah West of West Creative. We invite you to enjoy this film, and also share it as widely as possible with others. Thank you.

Please click the link below for more information on what the IFCG is and what it does:

IFCG Summary

IFCG Contact Details

Brighton & Hove Interfaith Contact Group

IFCG Chair –  Rev Anthea Ballam

IFCG Secretary – Sheila Boyer

IFCG Membership Secretary – David Selo