Lewisham Interfaith Forum developed out of strong partnerships and friendships between the faith communities of Lewisham. For many years, the Three Faiths Forum had been building understanding between Christian, Jewish and Islamic members of the community and has been a seed out of which LIF has grown.

 

In 2015 the Faith Leaders, Lewisham Council and Lewisham Police organised the first Interfaith Walk for Peace. The momentum for walking together has steadily grown and the Peace Walk has become an important annual event supported by people of all faiths and none.

 

LIF had its first Annual General Meeting in October 2018 and continues to work together with our partners on issues such as immigration; youth and schools work; community cohesion; celebration of festivals; care for the environment etc.

 

LIF is led by its Steering Group which consists of 10 members of the Lewisham Faith communities; contact us or find out more about membership here if you'd like to know more.

History of LIF

Our aims

 

  • To REPRESENT the faith communities of the London Borough of Lewisham who agree with and uphold the aims of the forum.

 

  • To PROMOTE knowledge, understanding and mutual respect between the followers of different faiths within the London Borough of Lewisham and beyond.

 

  • To ENCOURAGE PARTNERSHIP and influence with public, private and voluntary organisations to the benefit of all faith groups within the London Borough of Lewisham and beyond, and more generally for the wider public benefit.

   To download our Constitution, click here


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Pope Francis

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