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Free Face Coverings for Places of Worship

The recent Faith Covid Assistance Partnership project by FaithAction, East London Mosque and Tower Hamlets Council highighted the needs of Covid-19 infection prevention supplies for faith settings around the borough.  The project gave out supplies of essential items such as face coverings and hand sanitiser to around fifty settings, but the project ended earlier this […]

Letter to Faith Leaders: Covid-19 Omicron Variant

In light of the arrival of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, a letter has been issued to faith leaders as a reminder of the new Covid-19 guidance. Dr Somen Banerjee, Director of Public Health and Revd Alan Green, Chair of Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum, have issued a letter to faith leaders in the borough, […]

Inter Faith Week 2021: Bridge Over Troubled Water

We celebrated Inter Faith Week last week with a fantastic event at St Margaret’s House in Bethnal Green.  The event aimed to celebrate the work of local faith groups, to build resilient faith communities and highlight the unique offer that faith provides society. Over 50 people attended the event, hearing from a variety of speakers. […]

Marking the Pandemic: Faith Groups in Tower Hamlets

Following on from our previous post about #TowerHamletsRemembers, here is a selection of how faith groups around the borough marked the pandemic. Ashaadibi Centre     Young Deputy Mayor Ahmed Duale & Ashaadibi Centre created a video message, commending communities in the borough for the relisience and strength throughout the pandemic. Click the image to […]

Inter Faith Week 2021 – THIFF Event

Join us for our Inter Faith Week 2021 event – Bridge Over Troubled Water We look forward to welcoming you in person this Inter Faith Week 2021! Faith groups have provided essential support to residents in Tower Hamlets, before and during the pandemic, and have been at the heart of providing support for people, particularly […]

Marking the Pandemic – Tower Hamlets Remembers

Tower Hamlets Council are encouraging residents, local organisations and faith groups to take part in ‘Marking the Pandemic’ in the week commencing Sunday 17 October. This will be a time to commemorate those that have lost their lives during to pandemic, but also to reflect upon the outstanding work done by frontline workers, community groups and volunteers. We could […]

Your Faith, Your Health: Vaccination Q&A with Local Pastors – Recording

Tower Hamlets recently hosted a live online Q&A session aimed at the Black African & Caribbean communities in East London.  The panel consisted of local pastors, public health officials and medical experts. The session covered: How the vaccine was developed and how it works How faith leaders can use their platform to reduce vaccine hesitancy […]

Letter to Faith Leaders on Covid-19 Safety, July 2021

Chair of THIFF, Revd Alan Green, has co signed a letter along with Mayor John Biggs and Councillor Sirajul Islam, encouraging all faith leaders in the borough to act with caution and due care in planning how to move forward in acts of worship and prayer, in celebrations and memorials, to continue to protect congregations […]

Tower Hamlets Virtual Iftar: Adhan at Tower Bridge

Tower Hamlets Homes organised for the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer, to be called out on Tower Bridge last week, as part of the virtual inter faith Iftar, supported by THIFF, East London Mosque, Tower Hamlets Council and City of London. The virtual Iftar featured local leaders of different faiths and politicians to celebrate […]

Community Collect at Places of Worship

Community Collect is a programme offering at home COVID Testing to anyone who wants to access it. Community Collect points are being established across the borough, where members of the public can walk in and collect test kits to use at home. This testing uses rapid lateral flow technology (LFT), which produces a result within […]