Westminster Interfaith: Promoting Dialogue Between People of Faith

The agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster for Interreligious Dialogue

Westminster Interfaith Newsletter

Issue 65 – February 2010

Borough of Lambeth LIFE Project

The Local Initiative for Faith and the Environment (LIFE) has been created as a bridge between faith-based networks and environmental action in the Borough of Lambeth. The hope is that this bridge serves to bring people together around two of the most vital pillars of peace-building in society today: climate change and inter-faith dialogue.

Building on already existing links between churches, mosques and temples in the area, the aim is to promote greater mutual awareness of local ecology, global climate change and the role multi-faith groups can play in nurturing sustainable living on a local and regional level. Awareness about the global dilemma begins with the local. Creating a holistic response to changes in the earth's environment and economy provides a common ground for people from different backgrounds to work together to a positive end. It transcends fixed beliefs and renews faith in life itself. LIFE hopes to provide intimate, open, creative spaces for dialogue about the issues and practical on-the-ground application that is fun, inclusive and offers opportunity for sharing of skills and time for reflection.

Welcome to LIFE!!

LIFE events for women

Handmade 3: Tuesday 23 February 2010: Preparing for Growth – With a tour of the Garden A round-table discussion and workshop on the theme of gardening, planting and food-growing. How do the values of our faith, in mind and body, offer us experiences of growth and how do they hinder?

Contact Rebecca Brewin rebeccadotb@yahoo.co.uk, 07896 936 625
or Sadaat Yusuf saadat_yusuf@hotmail.com, 07939 325032

LIFE is funded and supported by Lambeth Council's Green Community Champions and delivered by the Muslim Sisters Jamaat and the Christian Muslim Forum with the support of Streatham Quaker Meeting House and Transition Brixton.

January 2010, publication of Ray Gaston's book 'A Heart Broken Open, Radical Faith In an Age of Fear'. Ray is a committed Christian priest who has 'kept it real' in the heart of his local Muslim community, very highly recommended and very challenging. For further information, or to request a review copy please email lorna@ionabooks.com, to pre-order a copy of A Heart Broken Open please e-mail admin@ionabooks.com.

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