Remembrance 2020

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National Inter Faith Week in the UK in 2020 began with Remembrance Sunday on 8th November and ran until 15th November.
 
FTiL created a 'Remembrance' video as an activity during Inter Faith Week. We did this by recording a Zoom webinar with a sequence of speakers from a range of faiths, each offering 2 or 3 minutes of prayer or reflection on the theme of 'Remembrance'.  
 

The webinar took place on Monday 9th November at 6.30pm. You can see the video here.

Learning about one another

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Every year since 2013, FTiL has held an Inter Faith Walk in September, following a variety of routes in the Borough, and visiting 5 or 6 centres along the way. The coronavirus restrictions ruled out any walk in September 2020.
 

One of the important aims of the Inter Faith Walks has been to provide opportunities for learning about the centres that are visited and thus to help reduce prejudice and negative stereotypes.

 To further this aim this year, FTiL Chair Saleha Jaffer invited member organisations and associate organisations to prepare short messages about themselves at this point in time. At the suggestion of Rabbi Nathan Godleman, the messages were delivered to camera one by one in a continuous Zoom recording. 
 

You can view the resulting video here.

Interfaith Harmony Breakfast on 6th February 2020

FTiL continued its tradition of marking the UN's interfaith harmony week with a Thursday breakfast, this time at Streatham Mosque. Around 70 people attended. The event took on greater significance as a show of unity after the incident in Streatham High Street on Sunday 2nd February.

 

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 At the beginning, Imam Mumtaz recited verses from the Holy Qur'an and

then the Bishop of Southwark shared words he had spoken in the House of Lords.

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Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham since 12th December, spoke at the breakfast 

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Phillipe Cotgreave de Rahman introduced prayers offered by members of South London Inter Faith Group. 

 

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At the breakfast, Dan May-Miller of Streatham Baptist Church publicised the Streatham Stands Together events taking place two days later

which included a visit by Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.

 

Afterwards, Rabbi Nathan Godleman wrote his Thought for the Week for South London Liberal Synagoge

Inter Faith Walk in Streatham on 14 September 2019

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10.45 – 12.45    (including service)           South London Liberal Synagogue                1 Prentis Road, SW16 1QB

 

1.00 - 1.30                                      St Leonard’s Church                  Streatham High Rd/Tooting Bec Gdns, SW16 1HS

 

1.40 - 2.30    (with lunch break)                 South London Islamic Centre             8 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NN

 

3.05 - 3.35                                             Hyderi Islamic Centre                         26 Estreham Road SW16 5PQ

 

4.00– 4.30                                Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple                72 Colmer Road SW16 5JZ

 

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Lambeth Country Show 2019

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For an eighth year FTiL had a stall at Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park, 20 and 21 July.

This year the stall was shared with partner organisations including

Streatham Rotary (for the Stroke Association), Macular Society, Society of St Vincent de Paul, Jamyang Buddhist Centre and The Baytree Centre.

Community Question Times on Prevent

 

Thursday 13th December at Brixton Community Base, Talma Road, SW2 1AS.

Thursday 21st February at South London Liberal Synagogue, Prentis Road, SW16 1QB

Tuesday 26th March at Eritrean Muslim Community Association, Wandsworth Road, SW8 2ND

Thursday 18th July at Iqra Primary School, 127 Park Hill, SW4 9PA

The evenings started at 6.30pm with a hot vegetarian buffet and continued until 9pm.

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Since 2015, local authorities have had a legal duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

This is known as the ‘Prevent Duty’. There has been uncertainty among parents and communities about what it entails.

These events were a series that Faiths Together in Lambeth ran over an eight month period

to provide opportunities to engage about Prevent with the staff delivering it in the borough.

Rupert Sutton (Prevent Programme Manager) and Lydia Nixon (Prevent Education Officer) made short presentations

and then attendees asked questions about Prevent and discussed their concerns.