Here are a few quick photos of yesterday’s meeting at the National Bahá’í Centre in Knightsbridge. Big thanks to Katie (of Anthony Nolan) for taking the pictures :)
People from five different religious traditions and several public agencies had far-reaching discussions on health and the co-production of public services led by Malik Gul, Director of Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network.
We’ll be exploring the possibility of an Olympic Truce over the weeks of the Games next year – maybe a knife amnesty, a call for a halt to domestic violence, anti-bullying in schools and the workplace, initiatives to reduce hate crime, anti-social behaviour and postcode violence. Along with plenty of opportunities to learn how to resolve conflict in a positive and creative way.
The emerging religion and belief network across Europe will be gathering, we hope, in Brussels at the end of the year. Many of us have religious and other links across the continent – if any of your contacts are interested in joining the network, please get in touch asap – things are now moving quite quickly.
A small working group is looking at the future potential of LBFN.
Thank you to the National Bahá’í Centre and to John Lester and Barbara Stanley-Hunt of Havering Inter Faith Forum for arranging for us to meet in such a lovely place – the welcome and hospitality were wonderful.