Faiths Forum for London are working in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) to deliver workshops with young people aged 13-25 to have their voices heard on how our city remains resilient, undivided, and robustly responds to hate and extremism.

The programme has three core objectives:

  1. To strengthen London’s minority and marginalised communities
  2. To safeguard the vulnerable
  3. To stop the spread of extremist ideologies

This is an opportunity for young people to discuss the issues that effect and a unique chance to influence policy, as the research (which will be anonymised) will feed into the Mayor’s Review into Countering Violent Extremism, which will be published next year.

The focus groups will entail an interactive session on identity, faith and how young people can engage with civil society and whether as Londoners, they feel that the city has been affected by current political climates such as the rise of far right and Brexit, and whether they have experienced or witnessed a hate crime.

We are facilitating focus groups across London, which will be led by our trained young peer researchers.

If you are aged between 13 – 25, live in London and want to join the conversation. We want to hear from you.

If you are interested and would like further information, please email