11 October 2012: (World)
US Chapter to Japan Chapter visit

The Japan Chapter has invited IARF members to visit them during the coming October. 
(Twenty-two of its members visited the United States last October, led by Rev. Norio Sakai, former IARF President).

Details & Itinerary: RICHARD KELLAWAY, +001 617 419 5197;
(ishmaelnb at comcast dot net)

19 July 2012: (Europe and Middle East)
Europe & Middle East (EME) Region Conference 2012

19th to 22nd July 2012

Hosted by the Dutch Chapter
Venue:  Mennorode ( in Elspeet, Netherlands (1.5 to 2 hours' train from Schiphol airport).

Liberal Religion on ‘Hold’, ‘Play’, Or ‘Fast Forward’?

For a long time, liberal religious people have regarded themselves as the avant-garde in cultural spirituality, progressive in their political outlook, and forerunners in philosophy and science. Are we still keen to take the lead? And if so, where are the leaders to be found?

The envisaged programme includes devotions, talks & workshops.
Starts 19th July with an afternoon programme; ends 22nd July after a morning service & closing ceremony

Download flyer & registration form here

Enquiries:  iarfeme2012  (at)
tel. +31 30 2210239

19 May 2012: @ Unitarian Church, 1 The Croydon Flyover, Croydon CRO 1ER (Europe and Middle East)
British Chapter AGM

am -  “Challenges to Civil and Religious Liberty Today” (Anniversary of The Great Ejection).
pm  -  General Meeting.  Elections.   Guests to discuss IARF “People to People Programme”

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Planning to attend? please contact r.boeke (at)

18 April 2012: @ Osaka, Japan (World)
Annual governance meeting 2012

The annual meeting of the IARF Council takes place over two days in Osaka, hosted by Japanese member group the Konko Church of Izuo.

30 March 2012: @ De Woudkapel, Beethovenlaan 21, Bilthoven, The Netherlands (Europe and Middle East)
Symposium on Michael Servet

Cost: € 10

(1) Michael Servetus (Spaniard and internationalist) in the context of his time (a Europe without borders, the humanistic paradigm shift, the communications revolution by the printing press); 
(2) The timeliness of the theological method of Servetus with openings to Judaism and Islam. Are there bridges between Christian and Muslim theologies à la Napkin?

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Gerard Wiegers of Uniiversiteit of Amsterdam
  • Dr. Kovács Sándor, professor church history and history of the religions of the Unitarian Seminary toCluj-Kolozsvar, Transylvania, Romania;
  • Prof. Dr. Karel Steenbrink, Professor Emeritus in Religious Studies at Utrecht University
  • Mr. Jaume de Marcos Andreu of the Michael Servetus Institute, Villanueva Sijena and the Autonomous University of Barcelona UAB
24 March 2012: @ Mysore, India (South Asia)
HRE facilitators workshop
It will be a brainstorming and interactive one with our past experiences. We need to implement and correct the contends according to our experiences and thoughts.
New way of reporting informed by the RKK and the secretariat also highlighting the importance of the video recording .
15 March 2012: @ Palais des Nations, Geneva (United Nations)
NGO Panel Series on Human Rights Education in Practice

In parallel with the 19th Session of the Human Rights Council, IARF co-organises a panel entitled Human Rights Education in Formal Settings

03 March 2012: @ Keele University, Staffordshire (UK)
IARF session at Unitarian GA

IARF session at Unitarian GA Keele University, Staffordshire

21 February 2012: (South Asia)
Human Rights Education training in Bangalore
@ L.E. Law College, Bangalore by Mr.Ramachandran and Shabeer
03 February 2012: @ Hilton Oceanfront Resort, South Carolina (North America)
IARF-US conference

IARF-US conference, Hilton Oceanfront Resort South Carolina, in connection with UN-sponsored World Interfaith Harmony Week.

Theme, “Faith, Interfaith, and Freedom”. Speakers: Peter Morales, UUA President; Kay Lindahl, Director, Center for Sacred Listening, and Prof. Waleed El-Ansary, Xavier University, Cincinnati.

01 February 2012: @ London Central Mosque (Europe and Middle East)
British Chapter event for World Faiths Harmony Week

“HEALING THE WORLD  -  Oneness & Compassion” -

12:30pm –  In the Abrahamic traditions (speakers draw on Isaiah, Jesus, Mohammed);  3pm – In the Eastern traditions (drawing on Buddha, Guru Nanak, & Gandhi).

(If you wish to enter the worship area, women are asked to cover their hair.  All are asked to remove their shoes).

07 December 2011: @ The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, 28 St John's Wood Rd, London NW8 7HA (UK)
Annual WCF Younghusband Lecture
Karen Armstrong will speak on "The Core of Religion" at the World Congress of Faiths. Karen Armstrong Karen Armstrong is the well-known author of many books including Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life. Tickets by advance only, £10 (£5 WCF members) from (click below).
26 November 2011: @ Danielson College, Chhindwara, Madhya Pradesh (South Asia)
HRE program at Danielson College,Madhya Pradesh
30 October 2011: @ London (tba) (UK)
A Celebration of Michael Servetus

A Celebration of Michael Servetus in London, music refreshments, and a brief lecture. Location to be announced.

Date: 30, 31 Oct or 1 Nov.

24 October 2011: @ St Nicholas Church, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW (UK)
UN Day – Guildford & Godalming Interfaith Programme


7PM – refreshments. 7:30 PM, Dr. Richard Boeke, Chair, British Chapter, IARF.

15 October 2011: @ Worth Abbey, Turners Hill, W. Sussex. (UK)
‘Faith Versus Secularism’

Rev Dr Marcus Braybrooke, President, World Congress of Faiths and Andrew Edmundson, British Humanist Association.

Presented by ‘Faiths in Sussex’ at Worth Abbey, Turners Hill, W. Sussex.

28 September 2011: @ RamaKrishna Mission, Kolkata, India. (RFYN)
Friends in Faith for Peace Action

RFYN Human Rights Training. Contact person: Bro. Albert Xaviour - xaveen (at) hotmail dot com. See program for further details.

08 August 2011: @ Thiruvalluvar College, Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu Ethiraj College, Chennai (South Asia)
Hiroshima-Nagasaki Day, 2011

Commemorating the 65th anniversary.
Photos | Report

27 June 2011: @ Vidyavdharka PU College, Mysore (South Asia)
HRE Workshop

Human Rights Education Workshop. See photos.

19 February 2011: @ Croydon (UK)

One day conference in Croydon.

29 January 2011: @ Bangalore (South Asia)
HRE Facilitator Training

IARF - HRE Young Adult Facilitator Training at BIRDS, Bangalore. A report is available.


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