Religion and belief
Last updated: 24/04/2013
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This page provides links to websites for different religions and
beliefs please follow the links below to open the websites in a new
Dor Kemmyn’s main
aim is to bring people together from different faiths and cultures
to find common ground for the future well being of everyone.
The Baha’I Faith is the youngest of the
world's independent religions. The central theme of
Bahá'u'lláh's message is that humanity is one single race and that
the day has come for its unification in one global society.
There is a Cornish Baha’I
website which advises you of when meetings are and what is
going on locally.
Buddhism is a spiritual tradition that focuses
on personal spiritual development and the attainment of a deep
insight into the true nature of life.
Buddhism teaches that all life is
interconnected, so compassion is natural and important.
Chan is the Chinese ancestor of Zen Buddhism.
Western Chan Fellowship is an association of lay Chan
practitioners, a lay Sangha, based in the UK. We are registered as
a charity in England and Wales, but we also have contacts in
Europe, principally in Norway, Poland, Germany, Croatia and
Switzerland, and also in USA. Our Zen retreats and other activities
are open equally to both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.
This Western Chan Fellowship website will
enable you to contact some of the Cornish Buddhists, the aim the
website is to point you to as many Buddhist groups in Cornwall as
we can so we can all get to know what meditation and practice
groups, courses, retreats and teachings are taking place in
Cornwall. We also point to events of our traditions within easy
reach of Cornwall.
The Aro gTér is a stream of Vajrayana
Buddhism in which ordination is congruous with romance, marriage,
and family life. It focuses on the teaching and practice of the
Inner Tantras from the point of view of Dzogchen, an essential
The Crystal Group was established
by Namgyal Rinpoche, to provide an opportunity for deepening the
study of Buddha Dharma.
The group is now is now located at a retreat
centre in rural Herefordshire, at Maitreya House, opposite an
established retreat centre at the Orchard across the road.
The Diocese of Truro is one of 44
dioceses in the Church of England. It covers an area of
approximately 1,370 square miles, and includes parishes in the
whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
About 145 stipendiary - or paid -
clergy & some 40 non stipendiaries offer spiritual and
pastoral care in the parishes, together with retired clergy,
Readers, local ministry teams & other lay ministers.
the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal. It also
exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent
and has over 900 million adherents worldwide.
Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has no
single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of
Our title mixes Hebrew and Cornish.
‘Kehillat’ is understood as (Jewish) community and ‘Kernow’ is the
ancient form for Cornwall – thus we arrive at the Jewish Community
We have been established since 1999 and our
members come from widely differing backgrounds. We have former
members of the progressive movement, people who were brought up in
the orthodox tradition, others who have been part of the reform
establishment for many years, some who have converted to Judaism,
and some, indeed, who are in the process of converting. We also
have members who are not Jewish at all. The final words of the Dr
Jonathan Sacks, the Chief Rabbi, in his well known book ‘The
Dignity of Difference’ apply to the formation of our community
within the body of Judaism itself – “Difference does not diminish;
it enlarges the sphere of human possibilities.”
Islamic Community Centre is the first and only dedicated
Islamic centre in Cornwall and is run by the Cornwall Islamic
After 15 years the trust has purchased Quenchwell Chapel and is
converting it for purpose use.
The Cornwall Islamic Centre hold`s a number of
weekly and annual events including weekly prayers, Sunday
school, women’s groups and the annual Eid celebrations. The centre
is also responsible for the cultural needs of Muslim marriages and
Find holy days and
festivals by religion, date or year.
All dates are shown using the Gregorian
(Western) calendar. The calendar is accurate, but some dates may
vary regionally because they are determined by the lunar calendar.
Jewish festivals usually begin at sundown on the previous day.