This particular project of Faiths Forum for London was initiated to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One, and to use the occasion to build upon inter-faith relations throughout London.
We need to raise £1200 to produce a calendar for the centenary. It will contain pictures highlighting the diversity of people who contributed to Britain’s War efforts, demonstrating that they were conflicts involving many different creeds and cultures. It will also feature photographs chosen by representatives from nine different faith communities. The hope is that the calendar will instil a sense that different religious groups have an historic place within the British Identity, thereby fostering better inter-faith relations. All proceeds from selling the calendar will go towards strengthening Faiths Forum and other charitable institutions we are affiliated with.
Background to the Faiths Forum for London
Launched in 2010, the Faiths Forum for London seeks to enable religious communities to work together for a better London. Its four main functions include:
- Providing a platform and channel for communication between nine faith communities and London’s regional authorities, business and the academy.
- Promoting inter faith engagement through London.
- Offering opportunities for faith communities to share best practice and address shared issues.
- Work collaboratively to bring communities togethers, make London more resilient and a better place to live in
- promote collaborative efforts between the faith faith sector, entrepreneurs and the corporations.
We are governed by a Council of 29 faith leaders from nine faith traditions, who meet regularly to discuss issues facing London and the religious groups within it. We invite leaders from London’s public authorities, NGOs and the media to engage with this group and share ideas. We proactively seek opportunities to work together with such groups to advance shared goals.