Interfaith Week 2022 ran from Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th November 2022 and AIA celebrated it with its Animal Interfaith Week. Catch up with our animal related events here.
Interfaith Celebration for Animals 2022
We held our annual Interfaith Celebration for Animals on Zoom on Saturday 19th November, which celebrated ‘Ahimsa and Extending the Golden Rule to All Life‘, and we screened the interfaith film ANIMA, produced by the Guibord Center. See the film here:
See the Interfaith Celebration for Animals here:
Talk by Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg and AGM
We celebrated our AGM on Thursday 17th November with our guest speaker, Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg. Rabbi Wittenberg is a regular speaker on BBC Radio 4’s Prayer for the Day and Thought for the Day. He is Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue and has taken a leading role in the development of the Masorti Movement for traditional non-fundamentalist Judaism in England. In 2008 he was appointed Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism in the UK. He is a President of the Council of Christians and Jews. He is a co-founder of Eco-Synagogue and deeply engaged in environmental issues and is closely involved in supporting refugees. He is also a patron of AIA. See his talk here:
Launch of Spirited Arts Competition – All God’s Creatures?
As part of our programme to put animals on the Religious Education Curriculum, we are jointly sponsoring the NATRE Spirited Arts & Poetry Competition 2023, along with VinE, on the theme All God’s Creatures? We launched this sponsorship this week.
NATRE (the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education) run the competition annually and hundreds of schools from around the world take part. The competition closes on 31 July 2023.
Further details about the competition are here.
ASWA Animals in War Memorial 2022
The annual ASWA Remembrance Service for Animals was held on Sunday 13th November 2022 at 3.00pm at the Animals in War Memorial in Park Lane, London. AIA laid a wreath. Further details here.