On 11th July Redbridge Council held an event in the Town Hall “Remembering Srebrenica” which Redbridge Faith Forum was glad to attend. The event started on the steps of the Town Hall with addresses from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Jas Athwal and the Mayor of Redbridge, Councillor Debbie Kaur-Thiara with raising of the flag followed by a minute’s silence to remember those affected by the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995.
Everyone then was invited to enter the Town Hall to hear more about the terrible events in Bosnia and messages of peace from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith leaders, the metropolitan police, and Councillor Littlewood. The guest speaker was Amra Mujkanovic who spoke movingly about her experience of coming from a family where 3 generations have experienced and survived concentration camps and persecution before settling in Scotland as refugees. Amra’s talk was followed by contributions from Fr Andrew Headon, Fr Gareth Jones, Rabbi David Hulbert, Imam Khurram Rafiq (RFF Trustee), and D/S Shab Chaudri. Wes Streeting and Mike Gapes both sent messages of support
Councillor Bob Littlewood then launched the Hate Crime Pledge which outlines Redbridge’s commitment to challenge all forms of hate. Members of the public are invited to sign the hate crime pledge to send a clear message that ‘Redbridge does not tolerate hate’. Follow this link to sign the pledge
Redbridge Faith Forum has signed the pledge and works throughout the year to make Redbridge a tolerant and cohesive society. RFF has developed a programme to be used in secondary schools “Steps away from Genocide” to seek to educate young people about this vitally important topic. It is currently being trialled in a Redbridge secondary school.
Please come and join us at our forthcoming July Events:
Wednesday evening, 18th July – 7pm Fundraising Quiz Night
Tickets only £5 a head (available from RFF Office and on sale at RFF AGM) – The Drive Methodist Church Hall, IG1 3PP Click here for flyer
Tuesday lunchtime, 24th July noon-1.30pm “Your Health Matters”
Network meeting in Gloucester Room, Central Library, Clements Road IG1 1EA – please come along to hear from
Dr Arnold Fertig, Co chair of the NHS Community Urgent Care Programme Board about the current consultation regarding changes to community urgent care services in Redbridge.
Dr Pamela Nikyi, Punlic Health Prinipal about the new London wide initiative to improve mental health and well-being.
The programme will include time for questions from the floor and so this is your opportunity to get some answers.
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A warm welcome awaits you at the Redbridge Faith Forum Annual General Meeting to be held at 6pm (Registration from 5.45pm) in Function Room 1, Fourth Floor, City Gates Conference Centre, 25-29 Clements Road, Ilford IG1 1BH on Wednesday evening, 27th June 2018.
The AGM will be followed at 7pm by a Community Network Forum hosted by London Borough of Redbridge.
Please click here for the Notice of Annual General Meeting
Please click here for the 2017-18 Annual Report
Please click here for the 2017-18 Annual Accounts
A street party was held in Ilford town Centre to celebrate the royal wedding on 18th May and during the rest of the week tea, coffee and cake will be served at a community stall. From Saturday – Bank Holiday Monday a Bouncy Castle and children’s games will be present in Ilford Town centre for families to kick start their half-term holiday in royal style.
People in Redbridge are being asked to sign a wedding card and book of congratulations.
The book will be in Ilford Town Centre at the Community stall outside the Town Hall for the whole of this week and during Bank Holiday Monday during the festivities in the town centre.
After this the book will be passed through religious groups and council groups before being posted to the couple to represent the people of Redbridge.
On Saturday 26th May at 8.20pm Albert Road Mosque and the Albayan Welfare Centre will be joining us in the town centre to open their Ramadan fast. It will be the first time this has ever been done in the town cenre and people of all diversities are invited to join us for a meal and to share in this special occasion with the Muslim community of Ilford.