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Newman Celebrates Interfaith Week!

The middle of November saw Cardinal Newman College celebrating Interfaith week. With a huge range of events taking place throughout the whole week, staff and students from all departments have been getting involved to raise money for charity.

The week kicked off with a cook off, between two teachers at the College, who were challenged to create the best stir fry. It was a closely fought battle, with students judging Sue Richmond, from Travel and Tourism’s spicy stir fry to be the tastiest. As Sue was the winner, she was able to choose the charity that the College would be supporting throughout Interfaith week, which was Cancer Research UK.

Tuesday saw some fascinating events, including a talk by Syria Relief, giving our students an update on the current situation in the war torn country, as well as a visit from Nasheed, who conducted an Islamic singing workshop. The rest of the week saw a variety of representatives from various faiths come together to deliver talks and workshops on a range of issues from the environment, to the work of our own Islamic Relief group, as well as a fascinating talk on Physics and Faith from Mike Kirby who is a lecturer in Radiotherapy Physics at Liverpool University and Curate at Chester Cathedral.

We also had a lunch time celebration with food tasting from around the world, henna tattoos, an open mic event and a representative from The Body Shop selling discounted products and gifts.

All money raised from the activities and fundraising events throughout the week will be donated to Cancer Research UK.

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