Integrity UK in partnership with Faiths Forum for London and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) are pleased to announce a new set of training sessions as part of its Beyond Dialogue’ Programme , which seeks to bridge divides, reduce hate and strengthen relations between communities aimed at Londoners. Following our workshops in September on the far-right, these training sessions will focus on faith, sectarianism and challenging violence. The training is aimed at practitioners, community organisers, and faith leaders of all levels and backgrounds.

What will the training cover?

  • Broaden the participants’ understanding of faith-based forms of violence, including historical and contemporary empirical examples from all religions
  • Discuss different forms of sectarianism, their emergence and manifestations 
  • Identify how we can utilise faith for positive means of challenging hate and violence 

When will the sessions take place?

The two sessions will take place online via Zoom in November, with three dates each to choose from.

Session 1

  • Tuesday 17th November | 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 18th November | 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 19th November | 6pm – 8pm

Session 2

  •  Monday 23rd November | 6pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 25th November | 6pm – 8pm
  • Thursday 26th November | 6pm – 8pm

How long are the sessions?

Each session will last approximately 2-3 hours.

Participant Criteria

  • Cross-sector practitioners engaged in the thematic areas of community cohesion, integration, peacebuilding, inter-faith, resilience building, and challenging hate 
  • Individuals of faith and non-faith backgrounds 
  • No age limit for participation, but encourage (18-34 years old) to register
  • Participants should be active in their local or regional communities 
  • Participants should reside in London; those from the boroughs of Barnet, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, and Lambeth are strongly recommended to apply.

Certification 

Those that complete the whole programme will receive a certificate accredited by Integrity UK and the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC), who are supporting this project.

Click HERE to register your interest or for more information, email info@integrityuk.org