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Relating to Sikhs and Sikhism

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Do you…
• have Sikh neighbours?
• work with Sikhs?
• employ Sikh staff?
• have a Sikh Gurdwara nearby?
• have a curiousity about Sikh beliefs and practice?
Would it help you to understand Sikhs and Sikhism better?

If so, come to…

Relating to Sikhs and Sikhism
10am to 4pm Saturday 5

th February, 2022
An introductory day for Christians, church groups and

people of all faiths and none
The aims of the day are for participants to:
• gain a working understanding of Sikh beliefs, practices and festivals
• visit and understand the role of a Sikh Gurdwara
• meet and chat with a Sikh
• identify common ground
• ask questions
• become more informed and confident in relating to Sikhs and gurdwaras

Admission free, donations appreciated

The day starts at the Blackley Centre and concludes at the

Guru Nanak Gurdwara in Huddersfield

Measures will be taken to be as Covid safe as practically possible,

so places must be booked in advance with Peter
Centre Office Tel. 01422 646803
The Blackley Centre

Prospect View, Blackley, Elland, West Yorkshire HX5 0TD

(Near Junction 24 of the M62)

Holocaust Memorial Day

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As Holocaust Memorial Day approaches 

A Visit to the 

Holocaust Exhibition 

& Learning Centre 


Schwann Building Level 2 The University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH 

People of all faiths and beliefs who wish to remember and  learn more about the holocaust are most welcome 

3.00pm Sunday, 16th January 

Meet outside or in reception 

Organised by Revd Andy Williams 

Blackley Centre Director for Inter Faith Relations 

As part of the Centre’s Inter Faith Programme 

Free admission 

(Recommended donation of £5 to £10) 

Measures will be taken to be as Covid safe as practically  possible, so places must be booked in advance. 

To book, please email 

Or call the Centre on 01422 646803

Let’s Talk about Conflict

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Conflict is a key cause of isolation, unhappiness and division in all sorts of contexts. It impacts our work, our homes, our neighbourhoods and our faith communities. 

‘Let’s Talk about Conflict’ sessions have been created to help us skill ourselves to handle conflict more effectively so that we create more cohesive and harmonious communities, families and places of work. 

Let’s Talk About Conflict: 1

Three introductory sessions:

Session One: Understanding the nature of conflict – why it happens!

Session Two: Why relationships suffer?

Session Three: Exploring how good communication can transform conflict – what can we do about it!

These sessions are ideal for individuals to attend, or to come with 2 or 3 people from your church or organisation, so that you can build on the learning in your own context.

These sessions will be delivered virtually on Zoom over 3 evenings (7.00 pm – 9.00pm)  or alternatively they can be done as an in person away day, held at the Blackley Centre (9.30am  – 3.00 pm.)

Let’s Talk about Conflict: 2

Three further sessions

Three follow-on sessions that take the same themes as LT1, but go into greater depth. Participants therefore need to have done LT1. These sessions are ideal for faith leaders, charity trustees, employers and others in positions of responsibility: people, for whom the management of themselves in conflict, together with an understanding of conflict in organisations, will have a transformative impact on their communities.

These sessions will be delivered over 3 sessions 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Autumn Programme

Course/Workshop Date and TimeVenue
Let’s Talk about Conflict:1
Full Course: Sessions 1 – 3
Sat 2nd October
9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Let’s Talk about Conflict:1
Session 1
Wed 6th Oct
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Let’s Talk about Conflict:1
Session 2
Wed 13 th Oct
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Let’s Talk about Conflict:1
Session 3
Wed 20 th Oct
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Let’s Talk about Conflict:1 Full Course: Sessions 1 – 3Sat 6th November
9.30 am – 3.00 pm
Blackley Centre
Let’s Talk about Conflict: 2
Session 1
Wed 17th November7.00 pm – 9.00 pmZoom
Let’s Talk about Conflict: 2
Session 2
Wed 24th November7.00 pm – 9.00 pmZoom
Let’s Talk about Conflict: 2
Session 3
Wed 1st December
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Costs: Let’s Talk 1 and 2: £90.00 per person (organisationally 

funded for CPD/CMD)

£75.00 per person (individually funded)

£200 Group rate for 3 people. 

Additional people at £60 per 


To book contact Peter at or ring 01422 646803

New Dates added for Peace and Quiet Days in 2021

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As we head for winter and leave the madness of the pandemic behind us, hopefully now is the time to start a fresh.

In response to the chance to re-set your life the Blackley Centre are running their highly acclaimed ‘Peace and Quiet Days’ this autumn.

Details of the day and how it can help you are laid out below.

We are now taking bookings for Friday 24th September plus the October and November dates if preferred. All you have to do is either drop us an email or give us a call. 
Please keep an eye out for lots of new events and training opportunities which the Blackley Centre will be running over the next few months.

Let’s Talk Understanding Conflict

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Zoom workshops in June

Unresolved destructive conflict causes communication and relationship breakdown in families, teams and organisations of all kinds, making it difficult to live or work well together.

These workshops help participants to improve their understanding of conflict, how conflict may cause relationships to suffer, how good communication skills can help to prevent it from becoming destructive and how to deal creatively with conflict to restore and build relationships in families, organisations and communities.

These workshops will be of interest to individuals and to those who work in the voluntary, community and faith, public and private sectors, particularly team leaders.

Led by Joanna Williams, Director for Reconciliation

A series of three workshops delivered on Zoom on Fridays in June on 4th, 11th and 18th from 9.30am to 11.30am exploring…

1. Why conflict happens (4th)

2. How relationships suffer (11th)

3. Good communication skills to restore and build community (18th)

Cost £90 as professional development (CPD, CMD) or £75 for personal use/interest

Please enquire about discounts for groups or teams

To book your place, please complete and return the booking form to

Reconcilers Together: Journey of Hope: a 6 month community reconciliation training for 20 emerging faith leaders

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The Blackley Centre is delighted to be a part of the second Journey of Hope Pilgrimage as, together with our partner organisations in Reconcilers Together we are working to equip and enable peacemakers from across the country. This time applicants are invited from all faith communities. This is a brilliant opportunity – do have a look at the website above for more details.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that our personal and collective response in times of crisis are crucial. As Covid-19, racial injustice, and the climate crisis continue to deeply impact our society, we are inviting you to join a community of committed peacemakers on a journey of hope: not the kind of hope that simply wishes for change optimistically, but the kind of hope that faces reality, stands in solidarity, and takes radically compassionate action.

This community will be an anchor point as we explore together how to creatively and courageously respond to conflict, cultivating a more relational and resilient society.

If you believe a new, more peaceful way of being is not only possible but paramount and want to be inspired by transformative leadership and innovative practices, this training is for you.