Anti-social behaviour & the role of faith communities

The Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum is hosting an event on Wednesday 26th April (4-7pm) to discuss the role of faith communities in working with anti-social behaviour. You are warmly invited to attend to hear from local projects, learn more about the current review of anti-social behaviour in the borough, and to share your thoughts. 

The event will hear from Rev. Alan Green, chair of the Inter Faith Forum, and from Councillor Shiria Khatun, the Cabinet lead for Community Safety. We will also be joined by speakers from local projects, including an inter-faith project in Shadwell. You will have the chance to meet people from local projects, both faith-based and from the wider voluntary and community sector, and share your thoughts on your area. 

The event will run from 4pm until 7pm on Wednesday 26th April, at the Osmani Centre in Whitechapel. Refreshments will be provided. If you would like to attend please register your place here

The Great Get Together 2017

The Great Get Together is looking for groups to host events, large or small, on 17th and 18th June, to help bring their communities together. The Great Get Together 2017 is in commemoration of Jo Cox, who was killed last year. As the weekend falls in Ramadan, LBTH will be supporting two weekends of activity, with the second on 8th & 9th July. 

Grants for events in Tower Hamlets are available through the Tower Hamlets Events Fund, which you can read more about here. The next deadline for applications is Thursday 27th April. THCVS is running free workshops in April to help people with their applications; the next workshop is on Friday 20th April. You can find more information on the THCVS website.

You can read more about the Great Get Together on their website. 

New Inter Faith Network resource: Next Steps

The Inter Faith Network for the UK has published a new resource to help people to get involved in inter faith activity: Inter Faith Learning, Dialogue and Cooperation: Next Steps.
During Inter Faith Week, and at other times in the year, many people will have engaged with inter faith activity for the first time, either by meeting others of different faiths, or learning more about those with whom they share their communities. Some people’s experiences prompt them to want to get further involved in inter faith learning, discussion and practical cooperation.
Next Steps is designed to help those wanting to get involved, or further involved, in inter faith learning, dialogue and cooperation. The booklet includes information and pointers about the different ways people can engage with those of other faiths and beliefs.
The resource can be downloaded from the Inter Faith Network and Inter Faith Week websites at www.interfaith.org.uk and www.interfaithweek.org respectively, and hard copies are available on request.

The Naz Project

Christabel Kunda, HIV Support and African Communities Service Manager from the Naz Project, spoke to the Forum last year about her work on 'testing faith'  - engaging faith communities with the problems and stigma surrounding HIV testing and diagnosis. She is looking for 4 faith venues to hold community events around these issues in Tower Hamlets. She is also looking for church halls for her team to carry out HIV testing during National HIV Testing Week, 19-25 November.
If you are able to help, or would like more information, please contact Christabel: christabel@naz.org.uk, 0208834 0238.