Come to New Scotland Yard on Wednesday 22 April 9am – 10.30am for security briefings from Commander Mak Chishty & the Metropolitan Police and also from specialists Tell MAMA, the Community Security Trust & Ecclesiastical Insurance.
Religiously motivated hate crime has been on the rise for some time. The threat level from international terrorism to the UK was raised to severe last August. Attacks overseas and here in London have knock-on effects locally.
In spite of this, local people from many different traditions continue to build strong relationships across religion and belief boundaries and to stand in solidarity with each other in times of crisis. The sustained work of local faith forums, multifaith networks and councils plays a very significant role.
Building on this, we’ll hear expert advice on keeping safe & secure from specialist organisations and listen to the particular challenges faced by different communities.
We will also discuss practical ways in which we can support each other quickly and effectively in the event of a threat (to buildings or to people), desecration, or abuse on social media.
We will be pulling together some key points to help us improve our own safety and that of our neighbours.
If you have questions you would like to ask, it would be a great help if you emailed LBFN’s convener in advance.
Local places of worship and religious & belief communities are all welcome.
Please download the invitation and pass on to your local churches, Islamic centres, synagogues, gurdwaras, temples and meeting houses.
Please register your name (by noon on 21 April) to be added to the guest list, arrive early at 8.45am and bring photo ID to clear security.
LBFN’s Tara Thiyagarajan (left) will meet everyone at the Reception Desk. We would like to start promptly at 9am and look forward to seeing you there.