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.
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.
Bell Ribeiro-Addy, MP for Streatham since 12th December, spoke at the breakfast
Phillipe Cotgreave de Rahman introduced prayers offered by members of South London Inter Faith Group.
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
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
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.
Interfaith Harmony Breakfast
Thursday 7th February 2019
9am - 11am
at Streatham Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees
2 Mitcham Lane, SW16 6NN
Saadat Yusuf took the lead in ecouraging students to write a message of hope on leaves for
Viv Isaac's 'Tree of Determination'.
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.
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.
10th Anniversary of FTiL
Monday 12th November 2018
6pm - 8pm in the Assembly Hall at Lambeth Town Hall
Three speakers reflected on FTiL’s civic role after 10 years.
Nine stalls pointed to what can be done to help provide positive options for younger people.
6.00pm Arrivals - vegetarian buffet open and stalls in action
6.30pm Simon Messinger Lambeth & Southwark Borough Commander, Metropolitan Police Service
6.40pm Juney Muhammad Community Development Services Manager, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
6.50pm Saleha Jaffer Mayor of Lambeth 2016/17 and Founder Trustee of FTiL
7.00pm Stalls and buffet continued
7.15pm Stall holders’ headlines
Dwaynamics - Lorraine Jones
Near Neighbours - Elizabeth Fewkes
School Pastors - Cherie Thomas
Streatham Youth & Community Trust - Angie Foran
The Baytree Centre - Rosanna Zach and Caley Holmboe
Mental health First Aid - Phil Cotgreave and Maureen Johnson
Mitzvah Day - Irfan Mohammed
Lambeth Cruse - Val Poole
Lambeth Healthwatch - Natalia Sali
7.45pm Networking continued
During 2018, FTiL ran four community Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) 2-day Adult courses, supported by a grant from the Thrale Charity. All three of our MHFAE trained volunteers were involved as instructors. Each course had two instructors. MHFAE sets the maximum number of trainees on each course at 16. Instructor training was funded by grants from the National Lottery Community Fund and the Battersea Power Station Foundation. IT equipment used in the delivery of these courses was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.
The dates, venues and numbers of trainees successfully completing the courses were:
12 and 13 February at the Karibu Education Centre, SW9 7PH, 15 trainees; 13 and 14 August at the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, SW2 2BB, 14 trainees; 23 and 25 October at the Pavilion at Tooting Bec Lido, SW16 1RU, 14 trainees; 3 and 4 November at the Hyderi Islamic Centre, SW16 5PQ, 15 trainees.
So during the year 58 people connected to FTiL and its partner organisations became qualified as mental health first aiders. In addition, 15 staff at Lambeth College were trained in a special course on 3 and 4 April.
10.00 - 10.30 (Mass at 9.30am) St Mary’s Catholic Church 8 Clapham Park Road, London SW4 7AP
10.45 - 11.15 Clapham Methodist Church 121 High Street, London SW4 7JR
11.45 - 12.15 Stockwell Green Muslim Centre 35 Stockwell Green London SW9 9HZ
12.30 - 13.00 SGI Nichiren Buddhist Centre 1 Bernays Grove, London SW9 8DF
(After the walk, the Refugees Welcome Lambeth installation for this year’s Brixton Design Trail was visited in nearby Trinity Gardens.
The hand crafted installation celebrated our diversity and the journeys that have brought us here, with welcome banners made by people across the borough.)
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