Interfaith Week 2016

Interfaith Week is from Sunday 13th to Sunday 20th November 2016. It is an opportunity for us to strengthen good Interfaith relations, increase awareness of the different and distinct faith communities in Waltham Forest, to celebrate and build on the contribution which members of these communities make to our society. “Inter faith understanding and cooperation are […]

Hate Crime Awareness Week

National Hate Crime Awareness week is 8th – 15th October 2016. The aim of the week is to raise awareness of hate crime, to encourage reporting, to promote local support services and look at ways we can all work together to prevent hate crime. Events to be confirmed.

Walthamstow Together

The Faith Forum joined together with Amnesty International, Stand up to Racism and Walthamstow Migrants Action Group on Sunday 4th September to unite against Racism and Xenophobia and show a commitment to welcome refugees in Waltham Forest. All enjoyed an afternoon of speeches and entertainment. Our Chair Canon Steven Saxby lead a few minutes silence […]

Waltham Forest Faith Fayre 2016

Waltham Forest Faith Communities came together for our annual Faith Fayre on Saturday 13th August. The theme for this years event was Building Bridges. We had stalls in Walthamstow Market Square by representatives of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Hare Krishna Temple, the Roman Catholic Community, Sai Organisation, Hindu, Baha’i, Buddhist, the Muslim Community, Pentecostal […]

Waltham Forest Iftar 2016

Iftar, the evening meal to break the fast during Ramadan, brought together representatives of the many different faiths in the borough on the 29th June, for an evening of speeches, prayer and a meal at Waltham Forest Town Hall. The Mayor Cllr Peter Herrington opened the event with a reminder that his theme for this year is based […]

Waltham Forest Interfaith Walk 2016

The Interfaith walk on the 4th June was an all day event with talks, refreshment and entertainment at various places of worship in the borough. We were warmly received at all venues, given informative and inspiring talks, entertained and treated to wonderful meals. All were grateful for being part of this exceptionally special day. The […]

The Refugee Crisis

The Faith Forum are working to facilitate the settling of Syrian Refugees in Waltham Forest. We have met with and urged our local council to expedite this. The biggest challenge for Local Authorities is the lack of available housing. By offering private rented accommodation to refugees, landlords can make the resettlement of refuges in the […]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th January 2016 marked the 71st anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This years theme “Don’t Stand By” asked us all to consider our personal responsibility not to be a bystander to persecution and genocide. Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote ” I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever […]

Our Cup of Tea

It was a huge honour to be elected Chair of the Forum this month. I really look forward to working with the Core Group to clarify our vision and action-plan for the year ahead soon. Meanwhile, check out our new twitter account @WF_FaithForum and consider sharing a pic of you and a friend from another […]

Faith Fayre

The 2015 Faith Fayre was attended by Bahá’í, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Muslims and many local residents. Waltham Forest Mayor, Saima Mahmud, opened the event. She said: “I have made the promotion of community cohesion a priority for my mayoral year. “This was certainly an event where faith groups demonstrated that they share a common direction […]

Holocaust Memorial Day Service

Here is the recording from the community event which took place at Waltham Forest Town Hall