On Tuesday 17 November, the first ever Interfaith Summit will be launched in London by alumni of 3FF’s ParliaMentors leadership programme. The interactive event takes place during National Interfaith Week, and will bring together people of all faiths and beliefs for dialogue, workshops, performances and opportunities to connect.
The relevance of National Interfaith Week is perhaps more apparent than ever this year, with stories of religious tensions and conflicts in the news almost daily. Summit participants will take part in topical sessions including ones on the refugee crisis, gender identity and power, as they share ideas and form new collaborations alongside academics, leading NGOs and third sector experts.
The Interfaith Summit, which is run by young leaders for young leaders, aims to attract new audiences through its inclusive, festival-style atmosphere. There will be engaging discussions in a fast-paced ‘Speed Faithing’ session; live music from renowned interfaith festival hosts Faiths in Tune; a panel discussion with high-profile leaders; theatre workshops by Muslim-Jewish group MUJU and much more.
Charly Burridge-Jones, ParliaMentors alumnus and one of the organisers of the event, said: “There are lots of different groups doing good separately, so the idea of having collaboration between us all is very exciting, and we hope that this summit is the start of that. The Interfaith Summit provides a space for people to come together and connect, explore and most importantly act to help bring communities together and bring about positive change.”
The Interfaith Summit takes place on Tuesday 17 November at Lift, 45 White Lion St, London, N1 9PW, from 3:30-9:30pm.
Find out more: www.parliamentors.org/summit/
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Key contributors include:
- Keynote Panel: Chaired by Mike Sani, CEO Bite the Ballot with panellists including Hanna Yusuf, Journalist, Jasvir Singh, Chair of City Sikhs, Fatima Jamila Anwar, Head of Development CARE, and Yoni Amias, NGO founder and ParliaMentors Alumnus
- Migration World Café: Led by NGO Making Herstory
- Music: Faiths in Tune including performances from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh and Hindu Artists
- Theatre Workshop: MUJU
- ‘Speed Faithing’: 3FF Alumni
3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, works to build good relations between people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures for nearly twenty years. 3FF creates safe spaces in schools, universities, places of work and worship and the wider community where people can engage with questions of belief and identity and meet people different from themselves.
ParliaMentors equips the next generation of leaders with the skills, experience and networks they need to advance their careers. Students from different backgrounds work together to create social action projects with support from leading NGOs and are mentored by MPs and Peers. The programme has won the UN Award for Intercultural Innovation, and is a partner of the British Council’s Active Citizens programme. It is supported by Pears Foundation and Dulverton Trust.