Celebrating Faith Festivals in 2021 Safely

Safe Ramadan  2021 The Muslim Council of Britain has produced a very helpful leaflet detailing how  Ramadan can be observed safely this year, please click here   Eco Guide to Ramadan Practice Eco Conscious Ramadan It was in the month of Ramadan that the Quran was revealed as guidance for mankind, clear messages giving guidance…

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Christian Festivals…

by Rosemary Jackson,  Redbridge Faith Forum Member The main festivals celebrated by Christians are Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. These festivals are inextricably linked. Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Easter is when we remember His sacrificial death and His resurrection. Pentecost is when we rejoice that God sent His Holy Spirit, fulfilling…

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Faith Festivals… Pesach

What Pesach means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum     This is the festival of Passover. This remembers the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. We eat unleavened bread (Matzo) as the Israelites didn’t have time to bake bread because of their speedy departure from Egypt. …

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Faith Festivals… Tu B’Shevat

What means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Tu B’Shevat falls in February. Tu B’Shevat This is the new year for trees and in the Holy Land very many trees are planted. School children are encouraged to take part in tree planting ceremonies. This is an…

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Faith Festivals… Purim

What Purim means to me… by Angela Banner, Jewish representative of Redbridge Faith Forum   The festival of Purim falls in March this year. It is to celebrate the survival of the Jewish people in Persia. Queen Esther, wife of the King,  Ahasuhearus, petitioned the King to protect his Jewish subjects. The Chief Minister, Haman,…

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