Bringing the Holy Land to life in North Norfolk
There will be a rare opportunity to hear from a Rabbi, an Imam and a priest at an afternoon of tea and talks in North Norfolk next month. Tony Rothe reports.
The event, entitled “Loving God and Loving Your Neighbour in the Holy Land” is organised by the Matlaske Benefice and will take place on Sunday October 6 in Hempstead near Holt.
The speakers are as follows:
• Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra is a leading Iman in the United Kingdom. He is a lecturer and a member of the Muslim Council of Britain. He has travelled numerous times to the Holy Land many times as part of an inter-faith pilgrimage.
• Rabbi Natan Levy is Head of Operations for Faiths Forum for London. He was environmental liaison to the former Chief Rabbi, Lord Sacks, interfaith Consultant to the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 2013 to 2017, and a University Chaplain.
• Revd Dr Yazid Said is an Anglican priest, from Nazareth. He currently lectures in Islam at Liverpool Hope University. He studied Classical Arabic and English Literature in Jerusalem, and Christian theology at the University of Cambridge.
The discussions will be concluded by Rt Revd David Gillett, Interfaith Adviser for the Diocese of Norwich.
The afternoon is being organised with the parish priest and rector, Revd David Longe. David was chaplain to the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Revd Suheil Dawani from 2015 to 2018, where he gained experience in inter-faith relationships and dialogue. He became Rector of the Matlaske Benefice in 2018.
Corinne Youngs, from the Benefice, said “We thought this might be of interest to your community and we would be delighted to welcome any of you who would like to join us. The talk is, we feel, a unique opportunity to engage with reflections on the commandments to love God and love our neighbour in the Holy Land from a Rabbi, an Iman, and a priest.”
Tickets cost £15 per person and include traditional afternoon tea at 3.30pm, followed by the talks at 4.15pm, and drinks and chat afterwards from 5.30pm. Any proceeds will go towards helping young people and families in the Matlaske Benefice and charities selected by each speaker.
The venue is The Barn at Hole Farm, Hempstead, Holt, NR25 6TT.
Tickets should be bought in advance from Corinne Youngs.
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