Some of us attended the Religion & Society Programme‘s Westminster Faith Debates and contributed to its research on unfair treatment on the grounds of religion or belief.
The results have just been published and Paul Weller, Professor of Inter-Religious Relations at the University of Derby is speaking at the
University of London, Room STB9, Senate House, Malet Street, W1E 7HU on
Wednesday 16th October 2.00pm – 5.00pm
The European Network on Religion & Belief, which LBFN has supported from the beginning, is developing a UK group of those interested in mutual understanding and common action between religious and non-religious groups. We are interested in forming links with grassroots European multifaith and intercultural groups.
This is an opportunity to hear how discrimination in the UK has changed over the last ten years and to discuss the implications of this with others. What is the situation in London boroughs? How does discrimination or unfair treatment affect our community life? What are the different ways in which we try to reduce discrimination and encourage fairness, particularly in relation to public services?
Dr David Perfect of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission in Manchester will also be describing EHRC’s recent dialogue events in partnership with Goldsmiths, University of London. Some of us were involved in these conversations, too, so it will be good to hear how the research is developing.
Please download the flyer and pass it on to your networks and local public agencies – your local Council, police, NHS and Fire Service. Those responsible for engagement and equalities will find the afternoon very informative.
The afternoon will end with a screening of a short film by William Barylo on Polish Muslims. There are Muslim communities which have lived in Poland for centuries and others which have arrived more recently – this is a fascinating insight into Polish society and the director, William Barylo, will tell us more about it.