Respect – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon on May 24, open to all!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event on respect,  and YOU are invited…

The event is being held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at St Mary’s High School, from 5-7pm.

The event is open to everyone – people of all ages and of all faiths or none.

 

 

This follows a successful event exploring Peace, held last year.

And why not follow Faiths Together in Croydon on Twitter at @FTiCroydon and on Facebook?

Respect – An event run by Faiths Together in Croydon on May 24, open to everyone!

Faiths Together in Croydon is hosting an event on respect.  and YOU are invited…

The event is being held on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at St Mary’s School.

More details to follow

 

This follows a successful event exploring Peace, held last year.

And why not follow Faiths Together in Croydon on Twitter at @FTiCroydon and on Facebook?

Interfaith event – 10 Sept 2017 – Islamic, Hindu and Christian perspectives

The Croydon branch of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community cordially invite the Croydon community to their third interfaith event, in collaboration with the Hindu and Christian communities in Croydon.

The event is open to everyone and aims to encourage those of different backgrounds and faiths to observe tolerance and love for others in their community.

The event is being held at the Ahmadiyya Mosque, St. James’s Road, Croydon.

ENTRY is by pre-registration only, to help plan for the event and for catering.
Register via Eventbrite at  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/interfaith-forum-tickets-33883715104

Dying Matters Awareness Week in Croydon (8-14 May 2017)

Dying Matters Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

Dying well takes planning.

For the first in Croydon, several charities and organisations have come together to organised a Festival of events throughout this week.

There is a great line-up of local and national speakers and creative artists who will help attendees to think, plan and communicate their end of life wishes.

This is a unique festival of events not to be missed, suitable for adults of all ages who wish to give this difficult subject some creative thinking in order to make plans that are unique to them.

Events are free and some request booking via Eventbrite.

For full details see: http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations/

@StChrisHospice

#creatingconversations

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.

The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying.

The volunteers will give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.

Save the date! Croydon Interfaith bike ride and picnic – 9 July 2017

The Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) annual picnic and bike ride will be on July 9 in 2017.

FTiC is working on another bike ride route leading to the picnic. They hope that you and your families will be able to come along and meet FTiC and other people of faith in Croydon.

On May 18th, the bike races are coming to Croydon again and FTiC is looking for 6 people to ride for Faiths Together in the Mayor’s race. This is one lap of the circuit at about 3.30pm. If you think you could be there for FTiC, please email faithstogetherincroydon@gmail.com

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Check out the video of the event in 2016

#WeStandTogether event at CVA Centre, West Croydon, on Tuesday 11 April 2017

Croydon Voluntary Action writes,

Refugee Public Debate

“Sad; angry; distressed; ashamed; sick; numb; frightened.” These are some of the sentiments our member organisations and users of our services have conveyed since the brutal and senseless attack on the young Kurdish man in Croydon last week.

This young man / child came to the UK alone, like many asylum seekers, seeking our safety and protection. We as a society failed him. This vicious attack, fuelled by hatred and ignorance has no place in the Croydon that we are proud of and that our families live in. We as a community need to learn lessons from this incident and look to how this can never happen again on our doorstep.

To start the dialogue, a community event, #We Stand Together, has been organised for Tuesday 11 April 2017 to bring agencies and groups from private, statutory and voluntary sector together to show their solidarity and commitment to showing that Croydon is a borough where refugee and asylum seekers are welcome. To show that Croydon is a borough where those fleeing persecution and injustice will be protected and given sanctuary. The event is also, most importantly, an opportunity for members from refugee backgrounds to share their experiences and stories. An opportunity to have their voices heard by those who have the power to determine the level of protection and support that they receive if they come to Croydon.

Please share this event (download a flyer here) and encourage people from refugee and migrant communities to attend so that they can feel reassured, and also they can guide those in authority on solutions to improve the quality of life of minority communities in Croydon.

#We Stand Together
Tuesday 11 April 2017
CVA Resource Centre
82 London Rd, West Croydon CR0 2TB
6pm to 8pm.
Doors open 5.30pm
Spaces are limited so please arrive early.

Invited speakers include the Leader of Croydon Council, the Metropolitan Police Borough Commander, the Refugee Council, local MPs, faith leaders and volunteers from refugee organisations. The Mayor of London has also been invited.

For more info contact Bhupendra at CVA, Bhupendra.solanki@cvalive.org.uk