Interfaith Harmony Breakfast 2021

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This year the breakfast gathering took place on Zoom, 9am - 11am, Thursday 4th February.

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After Saleha welcomed us, Simi prayed, remembering last year,

and God's Love Wins (artwork by Bethany Lock) was screen shared.

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Two of our local Members of Parliament took part, along with representatives of Lambeth Council, Lambeth and Southwark Police, and the South-East London NHS Clinical Commissioning Group. The issue of Covid vaccination hesitancy was addressed head on.


The running order is here and the video recording is here.

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.