Together Against Faith Hate

Date
Thursday, 14th November 2019
Time
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Location
St Margaret’s House
21 Old Ford Road
Bethnal Green

E2 9PL
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Inter Faith Week aims to strengthen good inter-faith relations at all levels and increase understanding between people of different religions and no religion – while celebrating the contribution that is made towards their neighbourhoods and wider society.  Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum will be focusing the event on faith hate, a problem that faces many people in the UK in general, including Tower Hamlets.  Despite efforts by the Council and Met Police, hate crimes of all types in the borough still occur, with many incidents going unreported.  The objective of this year’s THIFF event is to raise awareness of the importance of reporting faith hate crime and helping people to speak out against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.

Their speakers are:

  • Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas, Senior Lecturer of Political Science and Faith at Kings College London: Populism and Its Religious Side: Populism is on the rise around the world.  However, the religious dimensions of populism have usually been neglected.  In this talk, Daniel Nilsson DeHanas will explain what populism is, how it has ‘religious’ aspects, and what the implications of this are for issues such as faith hate crime. 
  • Fiyaz Mughal: Founder of Muslims Against Antisemitism
  • Benedicta Dikeocha, No Place for Hate. What has been achieved so far? What more can be done? How can we all make Tower Hamlets No Place for Hate?

Other highlights:

  • Facilitated group discussions
  • Stalls highlighting the work that local groups do to tackle hate crime
  • Refreshments and light buffet
  • Launch of our ever popular faith calendar for 2020. 

All tickets are FREE and can be reserved on the Eventbrite page here.

There are still spaces for a couple of stallholders so please get in contact with Jenny (jenny.hadgraft@faithaction.net) if you would to have one.