Inter Faith Walk on Sunday 15th July - details

Please bring a packed vegetarian lunch, dress modestly and be ready to remove your shoes.1. Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple                                   10.00am – 11.15am

                72 Colmer Road SW16 5JZ                          [Beginning with the Aarti ceremony]

 

2. St Bartholemew’s Roman Catholic Church                         11.30am – 12.30pm

                159 Ellison Road SW16 5DE                                     [Attending the Mass,                                                                                                   with plainsong choir]

 

3. Hyderi Islamic Centre                                                            12.45pm - 1.45pm

                26 Estreham Road SW16 5PQ                      [Eat packed vegetarian lunch here; 
                                                                                                    Prayer at 1.12pm]

 

4. Streatham United Reformed Church                                   2.00pm – 2.30pm

                388 Streatham High Road SW16 6HX

 

5. South London Islamic Centre                                               3.00pm – 3.45pm

8 Mitcham Lane SW16 6NN

 

6. South London Liberal Synagogue                                        4.00pm - 4.45pm

                1 Prentis Road SW16 1QB

Inter Faith Walk on Saturday 14th July - details

Please dress modestly and be ready to remove your shoes. Lunch provided.1. South London Orthodox Synagogue                                     12.00 – 12.30pm

                45 Leigham Court Road SW16 2NF

 

2. Brixton Hill Islamic Centre                                                       1.00pm – 1.30pm

                226/228 Brixton Hill SW2 1HE

 

3. Caribbean Hindu Temple                                                        1.45pm – 2.45pm

                16 Ostade Road SW2 2BA                                          [Lunch provided here]

 

4. Corpus Christi Roman Catholic Church                                  3.00pm – 3.30pm

                11 Trent Rd SW2 5BJ

 

5. St Matthew’s Anglican Church                                               3.45pm – 4.15pm

                Brixton Hill SW2 1JF

 

6. SGI Buddhist Centre                                                                4.30pm – 5.00pm

                1 Bernays Grove SW9 8DF


7. Ahl-ul-Bayt Islamic Centre                                                       5.30pm - 6.00pm

                11 – 13 Edgeley Road SW4 6EH

Hospitality Month Events

Three hospitality month events have taken place by the end of May, hosted by the Caribbean Hindu Cultural Society, First Step South and Christ Church Streatham. Still to come - early in June - events hosted in Tulse Hill by FAST London and in Clapham jointly by Clapham Methodist Church, London Shambhala Meditation Centre and Ahl-ul-Bayt Islamic Centre.

The importance of voting

FTiL organised hustings on 17th April with the Conservative, Green, Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates for the London Assembly (to represent the Lambeth and Southwark constituency). About 30 people attended and the candidates answered 12 questions that had been submitted in advance and a few more from the meeting.

When FTiL's management committee reviewed the event there was praise for the harmonious approach that the four candidates adopted, even though there were clearly important policy differences among them.

One of the benefits from the meeting was a chance to clarify the voting system in London elections which have only existed in their present form since 2000 and are not yet familiar to many people. The importance of taking the trouble to vote is all the greater because the 25 places on the London Assemply are determined on a proportional basis. So any vote that you fail to cast is not only a loss to the party you would like to support but also increases the proportion of the total vote gained by other parties. This increases the risk of small parties with extreme policies gaining 5% of the total and thus getting one of the 25 seats.

The elections take place this Thursday, 3rd May.

May is Hospitality Month


Faiths Together in Lambeth is repeating an initiative that had some useful results last year. Grants of up to £100 are being offered to a small number of FTiL Member or Associate Organisations in order to enable them to hold a hospitality event (breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, ... ) that has a multi-faith participation.

 

  • Qualifying hospitality events must take place in the month of May 2012 or soon afterwards (so could include the Jubilee Weekend for example).
  • The FTiL Management Committee will want to be convinced that events receiving grants will bring together people of different faiths (preferably 3 or more faiths).
  • FTiL will need to receive a request by e-mail before an event can be considered for a grant.
  • Grants will be awarded to qualifying events on a first come first served basis.

 
We look forward to receiving applications for these grants. New Member Organisations will have as much chance as established ones. You can apply for membership from this website.

Pictures from the London Assembly Hustings


Pictured left to right at the Karibu Education Centre on 17th April 2012 are

Jonathan Bartley Green

Rob Blackie Liberal Democrat
Val Shawcross Labour
Michael Mitchell Conservative

 

London Assembly Election Hustings

Only a week and a bit now before our Hustings for invited candidates (from the four parties that had the biggest numbers of votes in 2008) who are standing for Lambeth and Southwark constituency in this year's elections to the  London Assembly. On Tuesday 17th April we shall be at the Karibu Education Centre in Gresham Road - refreshments from 5.30pm for a prompt start at 6pm.

FTiL is very grateful to committee member Julie Tedeschi for signing up the four candidates.

Jonathan Bartley Green
Rob Blackie Liberal Democrat
Michael Mitchell Conservative
Val Shawcross Labour

The Hustings are an opportunity for any of you members of the voting public to come and hear a little of what these candidates have to say and ask them whatever questions you wish. You are invited to send questions in advance to FTiL but there will also be opportunities on the night. Questions could include issues about the Mayoral candidates from these same four parties.

Don't forget - the elections take place on Thursday 3rd May.

Faith Hate Crime

Hate crime is any incident based upon prejudice or hatred towards an individual because of their actual or perceived race, disability, sexual orientation or faith. You can report hate crime online by completing Lambeth council’s e-reporting form http://e-forms.lambeth.gov.uk/Lambeth.EForms.HateCrime or by contacting the Lambeth Hate Crime Coordinatior on 0207 926 2796 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yvonne Okiyo is Lambeth Council's Co-ordinator of activity to combat hate crime, of which faith hate crime is one category. Yvonne visited the FTiL Managgement Committee on 6th December to enlist our help in raising awareness of this issue. It is believed that hate crimes are under-reported because people are nervous of the consequences of reporting. Third party reporting arrangements are an attempt to make reporting more accesible, and even to report where and when something happened, without giving any personal details, might provide useful intelligence.

There is a message from Yvonne about hate crime volunteers in the Advice and Information section of this website. Yvonne's contact details are there too, and I know she would be happy to help if she can with any enquiries you might want to make.