Bringing Members of Different Faiths Together

An Interfaith discussion on the impact of Codid-19, available on YouTube


Shan Barclay
I am glad a few of us were able to join the Muslim community and Shan Barclay’s family, and other wellwishers at his funeral on 28th January 2022. He was a very valuable and valued member of NIFL and a great believer in interfaith and faiths working together. 
I attach photos of Shan, when he spoke to us on Zoom in November 2021, and at the September Peacecamp in the Forum with the Mayor, which he organised and which was dear to his heart. Our sympathies, prayers and gratitude for his life and love go to his family and community at this time.
David Griffith 

His letter replying to an invitation to attend the Civic Service at St Peter Mancroft on Holocaust Memorial Day 2021, shows the level of commitment Shan felt towards interfaith and peace.

As you will know I am a profound believer in interfaith and better understanding between the religions” ………………………..we must all work together without difference or separation until Justice and Peace are re-established on earthRead more

Shan giving a talk to Norwich InterFaith on Zakat via Zoom,
November 2021
Shan with Mayor of Norwich at Peacecamp,
September 2021


The annual Peacecamp at the Forum which Shan organised for many years was very dear to his heart.


October 2021. Following our September meeting with the Liberal Jews, David Griffiths (Chair) was invited to a Bar Mitzvah ceremony at Colegate when a 13 year old boy (photo) had to read a portion of the Torah scroll in Hebrew to become an adult. He read about Noah and the rainbow promise from God and then did a speech in English on the need for looking after the earth and climate change, saying he was giving 10% of his Bar Mitzvah gifts to a climate charity.
Members of his family had come from the USA.
Norwich InterFaith Link Members who wish to attend one of their monthly meetings are welcome, so please contact David for details. 

9th April 2021. It is with sadness that we heard today of the death of Prince Philip. He was the founder of ARC Alliance of Religions and Conservation which serves as a reminder of the work he did to unite the world religions in taking seriously their responsibility for the environment as God’s creation.
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Lady Dannatt, the Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk, praised the long standing role of faith groups in the community, “Faith groups are at the centre of our communities. I would take this opportunity to thank you all for the crucial role you play in your communities.”
Network Norfolk: Lady Dannatt asks for Norfolk help from all faith groups

In Norfolk a multi-faith resilience plan has been drawn up for end of life care and funerals in the light of each faith’s requirement, with Aylsham Anglian priest, Rev David Hagan-Palmer, contacting faith groups on behalf of Norfolk County Council.

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