| UK National flag.  The primary language used by PIF web site is UK English.  Click here to jump to the end of this translate menu. |Google Translate.|◀◀|

Portsmouth Interfaith Forum.

" working to meet the needs of the local faith communities ".


A photograph of the Portsmouth Interfaith Forum Interfaith Coordinator Taki Jaffer.

Hello and welcome to PIF.

Membership is free and open to all.

Portsmouth Interfaith Forum, PIF, comprises of representatives of the various faith groups within Portsmouth with a set of broad aims and objectives, and a set of specific aims and objectives, in order to help produce a cohesive City of Portsmouth for all. We currently have members from the: Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and Sikh faiths.


Come and meet us.

Thumbnail images of: The Right Honourable Stephen Timms MP, Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith In Society; Cathedral House; and the Cathedral Innovation Centre logo.

You can come and meet us during a very special event.

A gathering with The Right Honourable Stephen Timms MP, who is the Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith In Society. Mr Timms will be visiting the Cathedral Innovation Centre in Portsmouth on Friday the 24th of January 2014 and during the visit he will be re-launching the Portsmouth Interfaith Forum. We would be delighted if you could join us either from 1.15 PM to 3 PM to include Mr Timms speaking and an opportunity to chat over lunch, or at 2.15 PM for the official re-launch of the Interfaith Forum itself.

We are taking this step now because:
Of recent challenges faced by some communities and the attendant media attention. Our communities need to stand together.
Of the changing social and economic climate. There are opportunities to enhance what we do to respond to pressing social and employment needs.
There are a number of members of our communities in business, in education, in public service who would welcome fresh ways to meet focused on common concerns.
We believe the faith communities of our city should be celebrated and celebrate together.

We now have an office base, some administrative help and plans to develop the work creatively so that our Forum is both meaningful locally and innovative in the way that it is addressing our common needs and hopes in a national context.

We hope that you, or your representative, will be able to join us at the Cathedral Innovation Centre, Cathedral House63 to 68 St. Thomas's StreetOld PortsmouthPortsmouthHampshirePO1 2HA; on Friday the 24th of January 2014 to get things under way.


Come and join us.

If you would like to join PIF all you need to have is faith.

All you need to do is send us a completed membership application form. Click here to view, then print, the PIF Membership Application form. | Click here to get the FREE Adobe Reader. |


A few questions.

However, before joining us we thought you might have a few questions.

 | Who runs PIF? | What are our broad aims and objectives? | What are our specific aims and objectives? | How are we going to achieve our goals? | What are our core values? | Who supports PIF? | How do you join PIF? | What could you do next? | Why join PIF? | How do you contact PIF? | The purpose of this web site is to provide the answers to these questions.

If you have any other questions as an individual, as a representative for a faith group, or as a service provider, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 How to contact PIF.

The photograph shows the PIF Executive Chairman Taki Jaffer.
Yours faithfully,
Taki Jaffer.