After the shocking attack in Streatham this afternoon, a reminder that Faiths Together in Lambeth is holiding its annual Interfaith Harmony Breakfast on Thursday. It is always well attended and reflects the good relationships between religious communities and the public sector in Streatham which have developed over many years.
We’ve pulled together ideas and links from our meetings and put them on a new Brexit page. Scroll through, find what you need and let us know if we’ve missed anything or if you spot an error. Thank you for the suggestions and pointers.
Everyone’s ideas are included: refreshing our links & knowing who to contact, where to find specific information and the importance of bringing people together & building trust while the uncertainty continues.
There are some specific links for business, supporting EU citzens, a no-deal Brexit and a round up of our safety and security advice.
Local places of worship are often a trusted source of information & support – for their members and for the wider community. We’ll add further links & resources as we become aware of them.
All are welcome at this peace walk and vigil tomorrow, joining and leaving as convenient.
A silent gathering will take place opposite the Palace of Westminster at 10am, followed by a multifaith vigil at the West London Mission, Hinde Street, at 2pm. Then at 3.30pm a peace walk will make its way to the Sri Lankan High Commission at Hyde Park Gardens. Details on the flyer above.
Book your place here. Join us on 7 March 6pm at City Hall, SE1 2AA, to hear the latest information and to share ideas on building a positive environment together in our neighbourhoods & boroughs.
How should we prepare for 29 March, regardless of the outcome of negotiations?
are aware that many of us – representing organisations and as
individuals – have questions and concerns about the impact of EU Exit,
regardless of whether this is a ‘no deal’ situation, or what ‘deal’ is
agreed upon. We are also aware that these questions and concerns may be
around tangible issues, or less tangible issues, and may be objective
and real, or mostly arise from perceptions.
You are invited to a briefing and discussion on EU Exit on Thursday 7th March from 6pm-8pm.
This will be an opportunity to share these questions and concerns with each other, and also to hear from key people from public agencies such as the Police, local and central government. We will also aim to guide participants to sources of clear information and to share ideas together for how to build a positive, welcoming and hopeful environment in our communities.
The following questions and concerns may be included:
* Possible spikes in hate crime * Concerns about possible shortages of food, fuel and medicines * Staffing issues in our own organisations and in public services * Residence and status issues for our members * Issues for students * Concerns that other more important issues have been side-lined as a result of the unhealthy focus on Brexit
There is no cost and all are invited to this meeting.
Please forward this invitation on to others who might find it useful.
Torn from home is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2019.
There are activities across the capital to mark this important day. Some of the borough events are listed below. Find an activity near you on the HMD site.
Holocaust Memorial Day is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur.
Torn from home encourages us to reflect on how the enforced loss of a safe place to call ‘home’ is part of the trauma faced by anyone experiencing persecution and genocide. ‘Home’ usually means a place of safety, comfort and security. On HMD 2019 people across the UK will reflect on what happens when individuals, families and communities are driven out of, or wrenched from their homes, because of persecution or the threat of genocide, alongside the continuing difficulties survivors face as they try to find and build new homes when the genocide is over.
HMD 2019 will include marking the 25th anniversary of
the Genocide in Rwanda, which began in April 1994 and the 40th
anniversary of the end of the Genocide in Cambodia, which ended in 1979.
HMD activity organisers may particularly want to acknowledge this
milestone anniversary, and reflect on how this theme impacts on members
of the Rwandan and Cambodian communities.
Click on the dates for borough HMD 2019 events. If you know of others, please add a comment to this post with details. A map of activities is on the HMD site.