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Tower Hamlets: Faith in Community
Thu 27 October 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 BST
Join the Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum for a panel discussion on hate crime and the faith community on Thursday 27th October, from 6pm.
There has been a well-documented rise in hate crime both in East London and across the country. Tower Hamlets also has a strong history of faith and community responses to hate crime and discrimination, from the Battle of Cable Street to the more recent challenge to Britain First protests outside the East London Mosque.
A panel of leaders in the sector will join us to discuss how faith and community movements come together, and what we can do to support faith-based responses in Tower Hamlets. Join us from 6pm for refreshments and a panel discussion introduced by Councillor Shiria Khatun, lead for community cohesion in Tower Hamlets, and Rev. Alan Green, Chair of the Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum.
About our speakers
Dr Daniel DeHanas is a Lecturer in Political Science and Religion at King’s College London, focusing on religion, politics, governance and migration/transnational networks. He recently published a new book: London Youth, Religion and Politics, which takes an in-depth look at young people in communities in Tower Hamlets and Brixton, and their relationship with faith and politics.
Near Neighbours works to bring diverse communities and groups together, to build relationships and collaborate on local projects for common good. They operate in many areas across the UK, and provide small grants, with the Church Urban Fund, to support local work.
Neighbours in Poplar have been working to provide multi-faith care in the community for more than 45 years, with a range of activities and support initiatives across several centres in Tower Hamlets. Sister Christine Frost MBE will join us to discuss her perspective and learning.
Praxis works with vulnerable migrants in Tower Hamlets, providing advice, support, mentoring and training. They also host the Tower Hamlets New Residents & Refuges Forum, which provides a space for migrant residents in the borough to share their experiences and identify any particular problems they are experiencing, and works closely with voluntary and statutory organisations to feed in the perspective of refugees and migrants to their strategies. They have recently held a forum focused on hate crime and will be able to share their perspective.
Tell MAMA works with communities across the UK to tackle anti-Muslim hate crime. They run a helpline – MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks) – and work in partnership with local organisations to provide a picture of Islamophobia across the UK.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions please contact Dani: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 8980 8427.