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Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda) Vesak Celebration

This event has now been held

Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda) invites you to join their annual VESAK CELEBRATION which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment (2601 years ago), and Final Passing Away of the Buddha. 

This year’s Vesak also ushers in THE BUDDHIST NEW YEAR 2556

There will be a short ceremony, followed by Dàna (the traditional sharing of food)

You are welcome to bring vegetarian food or non-alcoholic drinks to share. Donations of flowers, incense, white candles welcome


Saturday, 5th May 2012 

Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Message to Buddhists 2012



Christians and Buddhists: Sharing Responsibility
for Educating the Young Generation on Justice & Peace
through Interreligious Dialogue

Vatican City

Dear Buddhists Friends,

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal 2012 A Review

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal was performed in the streets of Kendal for the first time in 400 years on Good Friday April 6th and Easter Saturday 7th by Kendal Community Theatre, a secular organisation open to anyone. The director was Chris Taylor and the script was written by Caroline Moir. The Mayor, Councillor Jonathan Brook, played Jesus Christ and the Deputy Mayor, Councillor John Willshaw, played Caiaphas. An estimated 1000 + people attended on Good Friday, and about 500 on Easter Saturday.

Passion Play in Kendal, 6 & 7 April and Icon Painting Workshops, May & July

Kendal Passion Play: "A Passion for Kendal” 6 & 7 April 2012, Kendal Community Theatre

The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal is being performed in Kendal for the first time in 400 years on 6 & 7 April by Kendal Community Theatre.

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British Muslims more likely to be patriotic & optimistic about Britain

British Muslims optimistic and proud, survey finds

By Richard Allen Greene, CNN

November 21st, 2011

British Muslims are more proud to be British than the population as a whole, and they are significantly more optimistic about the country's future, a new study released Monday reveals.

Religious people in general are more proud to be British than those who call themselves atheists or non-believers, the survey by the think tanks Demos said.

National Interfaith Week in Kendal 2011

South Lakeland Interfaith Forum and Kendal Ecumenical Group celebrated NIF with three events in Kendal.


The Mayor of Kendal Councillor Jonathan Brook invited SLIF and KEG for a Mayor’s Parlour in Kendal Town Hall celebration on Saturday 26November 2011. This included readings and prayers from the faiths represented in Kendal and local faith organisations. A booklet of the readings was prepared by SLIF.


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