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in News April 8, 2019

Trees Planted to Remember Christchurch Victims

On 29th March, Faiths Forum held a tree planting event in Clapton Hill, in partnership with Hackney Council and funded by the Mayor of London. The event was attended by Cllr Sade Etti, Labour Councillor for Clissold Ward, Hackney, Cllr Caroline Selman, Labour Councillor for Woodberry Down Ward, Hackney, and Rabbi Herschel Gluck OBE, president of… Read more

in News April 2, 2019

Interfaith Tree Planting in Lambeth

On Monday the 1st of April 2019, as part of our Interfaith Tree Planting Project sponsored by the Mayor of London, Faiths Forum organised a tree planting event in Wyck Gardens in Lambeth. We were joined by several local Lambeth Councillors, including Councillor Irfan Mohammed, Lambeth Council leader Councillor Jack Hopkins, Councillor Donatus Anyanwu and… Read more

in News March 21, 2019

Holi Fact Sheet

What is Holi? Holi is a Hindu festival at which people get together to have fun, forgive old grudges and rekindle old relationships.. It is often referred to as the “festival of colours”. What does Holi mean? The term ‘Holi’, derives from the Holika, a demoness in Hindu scriptures. During Holi, Hindus commemorate the burning… Read more

in News March 21, 2019

Purim Fact sheet

What is Purim? Purim is a Jewish festival commemorating the salvation of the Jewish people from a plot to kill them by Haman, the viceroy to king Ahasuerus, in ancient Persia. What does Purim mean? The Word ‘purim’, meaning ‘lots’ relates to the proposal by Haman to cast lots to choose the date on which… Read more

in News March 18, 2019

Southall Faiths Forum Statement in response to New Zealand

Southall Faiths Forum is shocked and deeply saddened by the mass slaughter of Muslim worshippers at the Al-Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March 2019. We unreservedly condemn the killings as an act of pure evil and grieve with our Muslim sisters and brothers in Southall and beyond. No-one has… Read more