Inter Faith Walk with Faiths Together in Lambeth

FTiL took to the streets again on 17 September. Around 40 local people were welcomed at religious centres in Brixton & Kennington. Here are some pictures from the day.

Rev David Musgrave welcomes everyone to Mostyn Road Methodist Church.

Mohammad Ijaz shares news of receiving a #VisitMyMosque award for South London Islamic Centre at Speaker’s House at Westminster earlier in the week.

Shaykh Yusuf and Adeela Shabazz show us around North Brixton Islamic Centre after a cup of tea and biscuits.

Adeela Shabazz who has been involved in community activities for many years.

In one of the prayer rooms at North Brixton Islamic Centre – congregation of 1,000 with 250 young people.

St John the Divine, Kennington, was the next stop.

The organist played as people explored the church.

Arriving at the Catholic Scalabrini Centre, Oval, preparing for the festival of Our Lady of Fatima. There are big Portuguese, Italian and Filipino communities here.

Last stop – the Jamyang Centre which hosts Tibetan Buddhist teaching, health and wellbeing sessions, meditation, a popular café and garden.

The garden at the Jamyang Centre.

Some of the Faiths Together in Lambeth group at the start of the inter faith walk.
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European links

EuropeTwo upcoming meetings in Brussels, Belgium, organised by our European friends at Religions for Peace and European Network on Religion & Belief.

RfP logoThursday 19 March at the European Parliament.  Welcoming each other in Europe: a call for non-discrimination, with Religions For Peace Europe & the Global Network of Religions for Children.  This meeting falls within a larger RfP gathering this week, with over 60 participants from 14 European countries.  Download the programme here, which includes booking details.

The President of Religions for Peace Europe is Yolande Iliano, whom some of us will remember as one of our guest speakers at ENORB UK.  The Secretary General of the European Council of Religious Leaders, Jehangir Sarosh, spoke at our London Peace Conference last September.

enorb logoilgaThursday 26 March  Equality for all!  EU equality legislation against hate speech & discrimination on grounds of religion, belief, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.

This is a joint event by ILGA-Europe and ENORB in Brussels looking at existing and proposed equality legislation in Europe and exploring areas of potential tension in a spirit of dialogue and mutual understanding.

Download the invitation and full programme here.  Book by emailing Anusha Dakan.  LBFN was one of the networks which brought the European Network on Religion & Belief together a few years ago and convenes ENORB UK.  Alan Murray, President of ENORB, said a few words about this event at our last meeting at Church House, Westminster.

Sheffield gathering for local practitioners

IFN headerNot in London, but a chance to get together with local practitioners from across the country: a day conference on Thursday 26 March at St Mary’s Conference Centre, Bramall Lane, Sheffield S2 4QZ, organised by the Inter Faith Network for the UK.

Bessie White (Hounslow Friends of Faith), a long standing member of LBFN and our peace-building social lab, is one of the speakers.  Download the full programme here.  There are three workshops:

  • getting the message across (communications)
  • funding and resourcing local work
  • developing and maintaining programmes that work well for your area

The event is free and is open to all local inter faith groups.  Book a place by emailing IFN’s Hannah Cassidy with a booking form.  Download the booking form here.