Our latest interfaith news and events
Touchstone gathers together groups of women from different faiths and cultures in various creative ways. They learn from each other, form friendships and work together to transform communities for the better.
Weaving Women’s Wisdom
Wisdom is a common theme in all faith traditions, this creative project encouraged groups to talk about their wisdom and to make a rug! The resulting exhibition is on tour around Britain.
Light in Communities
Our 'Light in Communities' project consists of groups of women from different faiths coming together to discuss the theme of 'Light' whilst engaging in creative and practical activities. Our discussions have included questions such as 'Who or what brings light to our lives?', 'Who are the shining examples in our communities and faith traditions?' and 'How does my faith help me find a light through dark times?', whilst activities have included painting glass candle holders, making candles, and making and decorating stained glass windows.
Having got to know each other through participating in discussion and creative activities, each group has then considered practical ways in which we can be a 'light' in our community. So far, as well as having many interesting discussions about the theme of 'light' in our faiths, different groups have handed out sweets and inspirational quotes to strangers in a random act of kindness; baked cakes for a community group that supports the elderly; served food to the homeless in Bradford city centre; and painted stones with inspirational messages which we have left around our community.
Baking a difference: If you walk through the door of Touchstone on a Monday morning, the first thing that will hit you will be the smell of freshly baking bread. That's because every Monday, a group of women from different faiths are gathering together here and 'Baking a Difference'
Meet William Rocky Goat
On Sunday 12th May Rev Dr Barbara Glasson led worship at Stones Methodist Church. The previous day at synod she had been given two goats to support a family and also a knitted goat to keep as a memento. William Goat is going to accompany Barbara on all her visits over the next year and is being given an extra middle name and be photographed at every event.
Stones were honoured to give him his first middle name - Rocky.
Meet William Rocky Goat and follow him as his names grow during Barbara's year as President.