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Coronavirus Announcement

To save lives, we must all do our bit.

This means following the Government's new measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus by staying at home.

You are only allowed to leave your house in these circumstances:

  • Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home.

Making non-essential journeys risks lives. Please only travel if your journey is absolutely essential.

If you are a key worker and your journey is absolutely essential, please travel later in the day if you can and avoid the early morning.

If you do travel, follow the expert advice on hand washing and other health measures.

Click here for a message from Cllr Jas Athwal, Leader of Redbridge Council.

Stay safe, stay at home.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to work towards and build a community that respects, co-operates with and understands the integrity of each other’s beliefs, culture and traditions

We are an independent charity that aims to give Faith Communities in Redbridge a collective voice by identifying and addressing issues that affect residents.

What we do

We provide frequent opportunities for inter-faith dialogue through events and activities including

  • Quarterly Network Meetings,
  • Public Open Forums,
  • Multi-Faith Social Events including the Annual Walk of Peace
  • Partnership Work with other voluntary sector organisations to inform residents and encourage civic participation. 

These events are open to all. 

We are keen to work with schools to promote tolerance, understanding and equal opportunities.

Additionally, we have developed a thriving women’s group which enables women from different faiths to have healthy discussions on a range of topics of mutual interest that will help overcome ignorance, prejudice and cross barriers. The group brings women together across faith to gain the confidence and skills to bridge and link into different cultures.  Workshops are held in the meeting spaces of varying faith community buildings

We actively support the Council with the Voluntary Sector Compact. (You can find out more about that in the resources section)

Who are we

Our inaugural meeting took place in December 2003 and registered as a Charity in 2006 (Reg No 1118675).

We are a strategic partner of the council and have an office in the Town Hall.   

The charity employs two part-time members of staff who are assisted by a much-valued team of volunteers. 

We have a Board of Trustees drawn from faith practitioners from all the main religions represented in the borough.

Hear our Chair of Trustees having a "Conversation on a Park Bench" (BBC 4 Radio)

Listen to a BBC Radio 4 programme, broadcast in March 2020, featuring Redbridge residents including our Chair of Trustees, Mohamed Omer, speaking about Ilford life.

The programme is available to listen to on the BBC website by following this link. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gd7s

Winners of a London Faith & Belief Community Award 2018

We're very proud that we were named as a winner in the Inter Faith Relations category. Thanks to everyone who has supported us!

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Get Involved!

There are a number of ways you can get involved with the Redbridge Faith Forum.

Join Us!

Redbridge Faith Forum is a membership organisation. Membership is open to all and there are a range of options available.

Keep Up to Date!

Make sure you get the latest version of our newsletter.

Donate!

As a small local charity, your donations help us do great things!

Volunteer!

We are always on the lookout for people to help us out practically. Let us know if you are interested in volunteering