One Newham sector representative: Faith Johnson, Caramel Rock
The Forum of Faiths was launched by Newham Council on 11 November 2020. It is a programme framed within the council’s ‘Newham United Dialogue‘ initiative which was established in 2018 in an effort formally to recognise and celebrate the contributions of the faith sector. The Forum builds upon the experience and trust developed from our faith-led activities including interfaith dialogues, marking holy and festive days and hosting seminars. It also recognises the momentum that has developed in the integration and coordination with the voluntary and community organisations which have led to critical actions in meeting the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Forum looks to enable residents with an interest in faith-based dialogue and those with a particular faith persuasion to have a greater understanding and connection with others.