Updated 27 June 2021
BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Publications Interfaith and Multifaith
See also BGKT Publications page on this website:
This bibliography includes some publications currently available on the web, but not earlier publications no longer available on the web nor publications which have never appeared on the web.
BGKT Facebook Group and Page
Articles in Journals
“Buddhists, Fire and Rescue Service and Police Working Together in Cumbria”, Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, Faith Initiative, Issue 27 (September, 2012) page 10. https://www.faithinitiative.co.uk/
“Breaking Open the Word [Monsignor Francis Slattery]”, Jacquetta Gomes/Suzanne Edmunds, Faith Initiative, Issue 31 (October, 2014) page 22. https://www.faithinitiative.co.uk/
The Mail Newspaper
26 December 2020 “Priest praised for a lifetime of service”
The Westmorland Gazette Newspaper
2021 21 January “Person of The Week [Monsignor Francis Slattery]” The Westmorland Gazette, (21 January 2021) page 38.
2020 12 February “Celebrations of peace and harmony between faiths for World Interfaith Harmony Week 2020”
2019 20 November “Faithful friends join Inter Faith 2019 celebrations in Kendal”
2019 13 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019 celebrated in Kendal and beyond”
2019 20 January “World Interfaith Harmony Week 2019 to be celebrated in Kendal”
2018 November “Kendal friends celebrate Inter Faith Week 2018”
2018 24 September “Kendal to celebrate Interfaith Week 2018”
2017 20 November “Friendship between faiths celebrated during week of Kendal events”
2016 18 November “Priest’s talk at Quaker Tapestry celebrates friendship between faiths”
2016 2 October “Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
2016 12 September 2016 “Veteran priest to celebrate friendship between faiths at Kendal event”
2015 23 November 2015 “Local Buddhists, Methodists and Catholics celebrate National Interfaith Week”
2009 1 October “Faiths onFire”, The Westmorland Gazette, (1 October 2009), page 13.
AWAZ Equality Cumbria Cumbria Interfaith Forum
2019 26 June “The Diversity Festival of the Year” Kendal Unity Festival has brought sunshine and smiles for all in Kendal”
2013 28 November “NATIONAL INTERFAITH WEEK 17-23 November 2013 – South Lakes & Kendal”
2012 7 August “SLEDP & SLIF National Interfaith Week Event, Sat 17 Nov 2012, 10am-4pm, Kendal”
2012 29 May “South Lakeland Interfaith Forum – Meditation – is it for me? event series – June 2012”
2012 10 May “Church of Scotland Spiritual Discipline Programme” (includes CELEBRATION Buddhism The Buddhist Festival of Vesak by Jacquetta Gomes, Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada), UK)
2012 9 April “The Passion Play: A Passion for Kendal 2012 A Review”
2011 22 November 2011 “National Interfaith Week in Kendal 2011”
2011 22 October “Share The Wisdom of the World’s Faiths Event – Kendal – 20 Nov” [Kendal Unitarian Chapel]
2011 22 October “South Lakes Interfaith Fellowship – National Interfaith Week Event – 19 Nov – Kendal [Sufi at Fellside Centre]”
Bhikshuni Thubten Chodron USA
About Jacquetta Gomes: Author Archive Jacquetta Gomes
Buddhism and Judaism: Exploring the phenomenon of the JuBu by Jacquetta Gomes (2010 19 March)
“Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”, The Buddhist Channel, 3 October 2 February, 2016.
“Kendal Buddhists ‘delighted’ that their works feature in new international eLibrary”, The Buddhist Channel, 2 February, 2016.
CCC Cumbria County Council
The CCC website includes information about interfaith and multifaith in Cumbria including Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community; Cumbrian supplement (2nd edition) (2019).
Catholic Voice of Lancaster
2013 8 July “Lindisfarne Gospels at Durham in 2013” by Jacquetta Gomes Alumna University of Durham (St Aidan’s College)
CIEP Cumbria Improvement and Efficiency Partnership NWIEP North West Improvement and Efficiency Partnership
Equality for all in the Cumbria Districts (December 2010), pages 16 and 17.
Dharma Companions @SABS [Shah Alam Buddhist Society Selangor Malaysia]
2016 9 October “Kendal Buddhists celebrate 25 years of faith”
Faith Action Website
2021 2 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week – At home, meditation, prayer and study”
2021 1 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week – Interfaith Sessions”
2021 27 January “Lakeland Priest, 91, praised for a lifetime of faith service”
2019 5 February “World Interfaith Harmony Week 1 – 7 February 2019”
Faith in Society
“Inter Faith Week 2017 – an inspiring success” (November 21 2017)
Kendal is included. BGKT participated.
The High Sheriff of Cumbria
High Sheriff of Cumbria News & Events 2020/2021
“Inter Faith Week 11 November 2020”
The High Sheriff of Cumbria
The High Sheriff of Cumbria led a meeting on 26 February 2021, with Venerable Pidiville Piyatissa Head of Ketumati Buddhist Vihara (Manchester). The meeting was also attended by Venerable Galpottayaye Pemananda from Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes.
“Meeting with the Buddhist Community in Cumbria 26 February 2021”
Inter Faith Week 11 November 2020
High Sheriff of Cumbria Facebook Page 12.11.20
The High Sheriff of Cumbria’s Facebook Page, included an Inter Faith Week event with her, SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership and SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum. This was shared on the Inter Faith Week Facebook page on 12.11.20.
IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK and Inter Faith Week Publications, Photo Gallery, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Website
Kendal is included every year in Events by Town
Inter Faith Week 2020
The Inter Faith Network of the UK acknowledged Kendal as the smallest town to hold an 8 day Inter Faith Week programme in the 8 day Inter Faith Week in 2020.
IFN Interfaith Network for the UK IFN e-bulletin (December 2020) page 8.
Inter Faith Week Facebook
29.12.2020 “Clergy of different faiths play an important part in #Interfaithweek. Retired Roman Catholic Priest Monsignor Francis Slattery, 91, is recognised here for his inter faith work in Cumbria since 2002, including Inter Faith Week.”
22.11.20 Kendal 8 Day Week Photo of Kendal Mayor Councillor Alvin Finch
Inter Faith Week 2020 Facebook Page
Inter Faith Week Facebook shared the High Sheriff of Cumbria’s Facebook Page about her Inter Faith week event with SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership and SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum.
12.11.20 Emergency Services
BGKT, SLEDP and CFRS Cumbria Fire & Rescue Service were included on the Inter Faith Week 2020 Facebook Page Image from 2019 pre-Covid Week
Inter Faith Week Twitter
29.12.2020 “Twitter Clergy of different faiths play an important part in #Interfaithweek. Retired Roman Catholic Priest Monsignor Francis Slattery, 91, is recognised here for his #interfaith work in #Cumbria since 2002, including #Interfaithweek.”
Inter Faith Week 2019
Kendal is included in the Inter Faith Week 2019 Photo Gallery
12.11.19 Kendal 8 Day Week
Inter Faith Week 2018
Kendal was included in the Inter Faith Network Annual Review 2017/2018, page 36.
Inter Faith Week 2017
The IFN Interfaith Network for the UK acknowledged Kendal as the smallest town to hold a weeklong programme of events in Interfaith Week 2017. This was prestigious for Kendal.
Kendal was included in the Inter Faith Week: Stories from 2017, Inspiration for 2018, on pages 6,7,16 and 24.
Kendal was included in the Press Release
IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK posted Kendal on the Inter Faith Week Facebook, and Twitter.
Inter Faith Week 2015
IFN Inter Faith Network for the UK
Inter Faith Week 2012
Kendal was included in the IFN Annual Review 2012-13, page 19.
Inter Faith Week 2011
Kendal was included in Inter Faith Week 2011, page 15.
Kendal Passion Play 2012
BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes played St John
2012 A Passion for Kendal Blogspot
Some photographs by Titus Gomes BGKT Chair
YouTube Recording of Kendal Passion Play 2012
Search on YouTube for “Kendal Passion Play 2012”
Kendal Town Council
2019 “Buddhist monk celebrates milestone at the mayor’s parlour at Kendal Town Hall”
2019 30 September Kendal Town Council Calendar: Buddhist Group of Kendal – Parlour Meeting
The Kendal Project Lancaster University
BGKT Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) Secretary Jacquetta Gomes was interviewed for The Kendal Project, and is included in the book Spiritual Revolution on pages 27, 28 and 195.
The Spiritual Revolution: why religion is giving way to spirituality, Paul Heelas and Linda Woodhead, (Religion and Spirituality in the modern world series),Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, 2005 (ISBN 9781405119597)
Secularization and its Discontents, Rob Warner Continuum International Publishing Group (2010) (ISBN HB 978-4411-5543-6 PBK 978-1-4411-2785-3)
Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women
Sakyadhita UK Facebook
2021 6 February Newsletter [“Meet the Development Team: Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Issue 1 (February 2021)].
Sakyadhita UK Newsletter
“Meet the Development Team: Jacquetta Gomes (Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili)”, Sakyadhita [International Association of Buddhist Women] UK Newsletter, Issue 1 (February 2021).
SLEDP South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership
BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is the SLEDP Lead for Interfaith and Multifaith
The SLEDP website and Facebook page includes information about interfaith and multifaith events in South Lakeland including a link to Religion, Belief and Culture in our Community; Cumbrian supplement (2nd edition) (2019).
SLIF South Lakeland Interfaith Forum
The SLIF website and Facebook page include information about interfaith and multifaith events in Kendal including Inter Faith Week and WIHW World Interfaith Harmony Week which BGKT have participated in.
WCF World Congress of Faiths
WCF Blog 20 October 2020
The WCF World Congress of Faiths (of which Jacquetta Gomes (BGKT Secretary) is a member) recorded her inclusion in Pioneering Women of Sussex, on the WCF Facebook page and Twitter on 13 June 2020.
WCF Facebook 13 June 2020
WCF Twitter 13 June 2020
WCF News and Views
“Faith and Fire”, World Congress of Faiths News and Views, (June 2019) page 6.
“First Women: Jacquetta Gomes: the Female Buddhist Fire Chaplain”, World Congress of Faiths News and Views, (December 2019) page 5.
IARF/WCF Conference 2013
IARF International Association for Religious Freedom/WCF World Congress of Faiths/Horsham Interfaith Forum, Conference Religious Freedom & Responsibility for Planet and People, 20-23 August 2013 in Horsham, West Sussex, UK. WCF Member and BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes Bodhicarini Upasika Jayasili, spoke about Faith and Fire on Thursday 22 August. The Conference book which includes her talk is: Religious Freedom and Responsibility For Planet and People, IARF International Association for Religious Freedom, 2013. (ISBN 978-0-9538172-2-1).
WIHW World Interfaith Harmony Week
Cumbrian Supplement for the national booklet by South Lakeland Equality and Diversity Partnership (SLEDP) (Second Edition 2019). BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes is included in Cumbrian Preface on page 3.
WIHW webpage Resources
BGKT has taken part in WIHW Week events in Kendal. These are included on the WIHW website.
BGKT Secretary Jacquetta Gomes took part in Buddhist Christian Dialogue in Durham Castle’s Norman Chapel at University College Durham University in WIHW 2015. She is a member of the SCR senior Common Room.
WIHW 2015 Event Reports 53