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in News April 11, 2019

Easter Sunday Fact Sheet

What is Easter? Easter is a Christian festival celebrating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. What does Easter mean? The etymology of the term Easter it not completely clear. The most common interpretation of the meaning of the term is that it originates from the name of an Old English goddess of the dawn… Read more

in News April 11, 2019

Rama Navami Fact Sheet

What is Rama Navami? Rama Navami is a Hindu festival celebrating the birthday of Lord Rama. The festival is a part of Vasanta Navaratri, a ten-day long Hindu spring festival. What does Rama Navami mean? Rama is the name of the seventh avatar of the God Vishnu. Navami is the ninth day (tithi) of the… Read more

in News April 11, 2019

Vaisakhi Fact Sheet

Vaisakhi is a Sikh festival commemorating the creation of the Khalsa Panth, the inner core of the Sikh faith. When is it celebrated? Vaisakhi usually occurs on the 13th or 14th of April each year. ¬†In 2019, Vaisakhi is being celebrated on Sunday 14th April. What is the religious significance? The Khalsa tradition was created… Read more

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 Uncategorized April 8, 2019

The Integrated Communities Initiative: Why it Matters

Jack Scotcher discusses the importance of interfaith community cohesion. Local and regional interfaith organisations are playing a bigger role in helping to foster good relationships across communities in the UK. Faiths Forum for London (FFL), which is part of the Inter Faith Network (IFN) is one of many interfaith forums that come together at events… Read more