Invitation | 10 years of LBFN

LBFN Europe HouseJoin LBFN members and friends from across the capital on Monday 25 November at 4.30-6pm for our 10th anniversary celebrations at Europe House, Westminster.

We’re delighted that the Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Bishop of Woolwich, and Lord Michael Bates will be amongst our special guests.

What:     LBFN’s 10th anniversary

When:    Monday 25 November 4.30pm – 6pm, followed by a networking reception

Where:   Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU (tube: Westminster)

We have a brilliant line-up with a huge range of expertise and experience.  We’ll be hearing about the Open University research on LBFN from Dr Haider Ali; thoughts from the sharp end by Roz Miller (IFF), Malik Gul (WCEN) and Steve Miller (FbRN); our fast-paced FCO-sponsored film Pakistan: the Pride & the Promise; and reflections from Aliya Azam (Al-Khoei Foundation) and Navleen Kaur (AFAN) on the London Peace Network and the European Network on Religion & Belief.

Leonie Lewis (FFL/JVN) and Warwick Hawkins (DCLG) will bring us encouragement and Rachel Stone will be representing Dr Syed Kamall MEP who is unable to be with us because of meetings in Brussels.

Download the invitation here and pass it on to friends and colleagues. It’s a great opportunity to meet up with people from communities across London who are deeply committed to transforming their neighbourhoods.

Make sure you are able to pass security at Europe House – RSVP to the convener by 24 November at the latest.

Our Twitter hashtag will be #lbfn10.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Invitation to Houses of Parliament for mini-launch

All London Boroughs Faiths Network members and friends are warmly invited to the Houses of Parliament for a short but special event tomorrow morning (Friday) at 11.30am.

Local mosques and Islamic centres across London will be opening their doors and welcoming in visitors on UN International Day of Peace.  This is a London Peace Network intiative for local Islamic centres, which has brought the main Muslim organisations together in support, and which LBFN has been co-ordinating.

Lord Bates, the champion of the Olympic Truce, has kindly invited us to launch our activities at Westminster Hall at the Houses of Parliament on Friday 21 September at 11.30am.

We will also be launching The Cordoba Foundation’s Occasional Papers, Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future, which includes contributions on the subject of peace and on the International Day of Peace from the Grand Mufti of Bosnia-Hertzegovina and the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Copies will be available for everyone to take away.

Please download the invitation here.

It will be more of a mini-launch, since people will need to leave at 12.15pm for the huge range of activities planned at Islamic centres and mosques across the capital during and after Friday Prayers.

You will find a list of participating Islamic centres on the London Peace Network blog.

Please join us!  Let me know and I will add your name to the guest list.  I look forward to seeing you there.