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.


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.

FTiL 10th Anniversary


10th Anniversary of FTiL

Monday 12th November 2018

6pm - 8pm in the Assembly Hall at Lambeth Town Hall

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Three speakers reflected on FTiL’s civic role after 10 years.

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Nine stalls pointed to what can be done to help provide positive options for younger people.

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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

8.00pm                Disperse

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Mental Health First Aid courses 2018

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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.

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Inter Faith walk 2018

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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.)

Lambeth Country Show 2018

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Saturday and Sunday 21st and 22nd July, 12 noon to 8 pm in Brockwell Park

The determination tree, conversations and information were available throughout the weekend, and there were four special sessions as follows:


Saturday 2pm

Providing positive options for young people

Led by Pastor Lorraine Jones


Saturday 5pm

Mental Health First Aid

Led by Maureen Johnson


Sunday 2pm

Refugees in Lambeth - Extend the Welcome

Led by Barbara Wilson


Sunday 5pm

The Prevent Strategy

Led by Rupert Sutton