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.

Faith And Climate Change in Lambeth - Thursday 22 March - details

If you are- a person of faith concerned about climate change
- a place of worship looking to reduce your carbon footprint
- a faith community looking to respond to current environmental challenges
- or generally interested in how faith groups are responding to climate change

 We would like to invite you to:

 FAITH and CLIMATE CHANGE in LAMBETH

 Thursday 22nd March 2012 6-8pm

 at the Jamyang Buddhist Centre
The Old Courthouse, 43 Renfrew Road, London SE11 4NA
020 7820 8787

 Hear from:

  • Cllr Lorna Campbell, Lambeth Cabinet Member for Environment & Sustainability
  • Duncan Law, Founder of Transition Town Brixton
  • Dr Smarajit Roy, CEO, City Wastes Bioenergy Solutions
  • Tini Brodie of the LIFE project - Local Initiative on Faith and the Environment
  • Roger Wright of Jamyang Buddhist Centre about how they are responding to climate change

Organised by Faiths Together In Lambeth www.faithstogetherinlambeth.org and Lambeth Green Community Champions Programme http://www.lambeth.gov.uk

RSVP to Alan Gadd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sue Sheehan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Supported by Lambeth Council                                               Funded by the Skills Funding Agency

FTiL website now live

Good news today - the website has gone live! It took us a long time, but I think we are going to be very pleased with the result.

There are some further features that are built into the design (by Ripplenet Web Design) including a Forum and Webspace for FTiL Member Organisations. These will go live during 2012.

National Inter Faith Week

We are coming to the end of the 3rd National Inter Faith Week, initiated and facilitated by the Inter Faith Network for the UK with some support from the Department of Communities and Local Government.

The impact this year seems to have increased with some quite good coverage in the national media - see for example The Times of Saturday 19th November.

The FTiL event took place on Monday 21st and was a collaboration with Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board. More than 50 members of Lambeth's faith communities attended at the Karibu Centre.

Other events in Lambeth during the week included Baroness Neuberger's book launch at South London Liberal Synagogue, a Lambeth Council Staff Faith Forum lunchtime event and South London Inter Faith Group's monthly Thursday lunch meeting.