SMFF statement on Manchester attack 26th May 2017
"We, the Southwark Multi-Faith Forum, are united in our horror and sorrow at the appalling attacks that took place in Manchester this week. Our hearts go out to all the victims, to their families, and all those affected, and we stand in solidarity with them in the days ahead. Their loss is our loss, and they do not grieve alone.
Whilst the targeting of innocent children and families at a pop concert showed us the very worst of humanity, the actions of so many others on that night and in the days that followed have shown us all the very best of humanity. We pay tribute to the heroism and compassion of the concert-goers, passers-by, and emergency services who sought to help and comfort those in need.
In recent days we have been inspired by the kindness and strength of the people of Manchester – a great and proud city – as they have come together to support one another. Their message of unity in the face of division, and of love in the face of hatred,has shone brightly through the darkness. It is a reminder to us all that the decency and unity of our communities will always triumph."
Copy of the statement.
Peckham Inter Faith walk 25th April 2015
INTERFAITH WALK PECKHAM - THIS Saturday 25th April 10-4pm join any time
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Peckham Inter Faith walk 5th January 2013
A locally arranged inter-faith walk was organised in Peckham on Saturday 5th January 2013 between 11am and 3.30pm, visiting several faith places:
- 11.00am Copleston Centre Church
- 12.15pm Choumert Grove Mosque
- 13.45pm Rye Lane Baptist Chapel
- 14.45pm Baha'i Faith members hosting the end of the walk at the police station Peckham High St.
The idea was to meet other-faith neighbours. It was open to all faiths or none, and those interested to know more about other faiths, or inter faith work, or our multi faith society, or visit interesting Peckham buildings or any combination of those. It was a gentle walk, for at times between 50 and 70 people, and an enjoyable and interesting way for us all to learn more about each other as neighbours. It was organised by Rev Paul Collier of Copleston Centre Church,Jamille Mohammed secretary of the Peckham Islamic Centre,and Sgt Emma Dickinson of the police Lane Safer Neighbourhood Team, with the support of Eileen Conn vice-chair of the Southwark Multi Faith Forum (SMFF)and coordinator of Peckham Vision, and the South London Inter Faith Group (SLIFG). The unanimous conclusion was that this was an excellent way to develop good connections between people of different faiths and cultures in Peckham. There was significant interest in finding out more and likely support for educational activities, and involving more local venues.