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3FF recruiting students for ParliaMentors training
3FF recruiting students for ParliaMentors training

Three Faiths Forum (3FF) - the UK's leading interfaith organisation, is looking for the next generation of leaders to join the UN award-winning ParliaMentors leadership programme. At a time when populism and anti-immigrant rhetoric is adding to tensions around the world, ParliaMentors trains emerging leaders to bring people from different backgrounds together.

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Young leaders to tackle Brexit and Trump at Interfaith Week Summit
Young leaders to tackle Brexit and Trump at Interfaith Week Summit

On Thursday 17 November, the second annual Interfaith Summit will be taking place at SPACE Studios in London. The summit will see young leaders of different faiths and beliefs come together to discuss and act on some of the most pressing issues of the day. Sessions will be held on post-Brexit community relations, responses to the refugee crisis, and mental health, identity and discrimination - involving leading NGOs, academics and change-makers. Coinciding with National Interfaith Week, the Interfaith Summit is an interactive, youth-led space for people of all faiths and beliefs to connect, explore, and act, together.

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Sir Sigmund Sternberg has died
Sir Sigmund Sternberg has died

Sir Sigmund Sternberg, philanthropist, renowned interfaith campaigner and co-founder of 3FF, has died. He was 95. A true giant of the interfaith movement, Sir Sigmund spent most of his life building better relations between people of different faiths and beliefs. He founded 3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, together with Revd Dr Marcus Braybrooke and the late Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi in 1997. The founding of 3FF was only one of his many achievements in the field, which include strengthening the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ), helping to form the International CCJ (ICCJ), and working

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One day, one million strong choir on International Day of Peace
One day, one million strong choir on International Day of Peace

Choirs and singers across the whole world got together to send a message of peace and unity on International Day of Peace. A million people were involved in One Day One Choir, a global choral initiative started in 2014 by singer Jane Hanson to mobilise the power of singing to unite people globally. A flash mob in Trafalgar Square, London, led by choir leaders Jeremy Haneman and Tom Morley, brought together singers for an impromptu performance of songs about peace.

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Choirs sing for peace in Trafalgar Square
Choirs sing for peace in Trafalgar Square

3FF's (Three Faiths Forum) intercultural choir the Mixed Up Chorus is joining other choirs and singers to send a message of peace and unity on International Day of Peace. As part of the One Day One Choir flash mob, the choir will sing in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday 21 September at 6:30pm. The singers will be led by acclaimed choir leaders Tom Morley and Mixed Up Chorus's musical director Jeremy Haneman. One Day One Choir is a global choral initiative, starting in 2014 by Jane Hanson, which has been created to mobilise

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Students celebrate a decade of interfaith leadership programme
Students celebrate a decade of interfaith leadership programme

Fifty emerging leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds are coming together this month to make a positive impact on their communities nationwide. On the 10th year of 3FF's ParliaMentors leadership programme, the students will work collectively to create and inspire change in their university cities, while being supported by MPs. Faced with a growing negativity in the media when it comes to issues of faith and politics, these university students are instead putting their faith in politics and being the change they wish to

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London: Mixed Up Chorus uniting people with singing walk to church, synagogue and mosque
London: Mixed Up Chorus uniting people with singing walk to church, synagogue and mosque

This Sunday, 19 June, intercultural choir the Mixed Up Chorus will be joined by people of all faiths and non-religious backgrounds as it takes its message of interfaith unity to the streets of London. The 'Sing Walk Talk' musical tour will be visiting different places of worship as it makes its way through northwest London, stopping at St Mary's Church Primrose Hill, the Liberal Jewish Synagogue and London Central Mosque.

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New report calls for major shift in teaching about other faiths
New report calls for major shift in teaching about other faiths

A new report launched at the Institute for Public Policy Research on Tuesday by The Three Faiths Forum (3FF) and education and youth 'think and action-tank' LKMco argues for a major shift in education policy and practice about faiths and beliefs, towards a system of 'intercultural education'. Drawing on the experience of educational experts working in schools across Britain, the report states that pupils from different backgrounds need to interact with each other to build tolerance and understanding. It proposes several principles for good practice, including:

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Westminster: Students unite across cultures to create change
Westminster: Students unite across cultures to create change

As the election year starts, 30 young global leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds are getting together to make an impact across the country. The university students on 3FF’s leadership programme ParliaMentors will be meeting with MPs in Parliament as the year-long initiative launches on Tuesday 2 September. At a time when the twin topics of politics and faith are most likely to bring to mind issues of international conflict or community tensions, these university students are instead using their beliefs – both religious

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London:  Art show creates space for dialogue in times of conflict
London: Art show creates space for dialogue in times of conflict

As international tensions are affecting relations between communities at home, an arts programme in Shoreditch is seeking to bring people from different backgrounds together. The Faith Forum's Urban Dialogues: Navigations invites audiences to an exhibition exploring faith, belief, migration and personal identity. A three-week programme of talks, performances and workshops will give people the chance to explore what it means to live together in a culturally mixed society – at a time when public debate on these issues is highly polarised.

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Football brings faith communities together at Wembley
Football brings faith communities together at Wembley
This Wednesday, 19 June, 60 pupils from Muslim, Christian and Jewish schools will come together for a Faith and Football event at Wembley Stadium. The event, organised by 3FF in partnership with the Football Association and Wembley Stadium’s Learning Zone, uses football to build positive relations between people from different backgrounds. On the day, pupils will play a mini-football tournament in mixed-school teams, and learn about sportsmanship. The activities allow pupils from different backgrounds to explore
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Football unites faith communities at Wembley
Football unites faith communities at Wembley
Sixty Year Five students from Muslim, Christian and Jewish faith schools across London met at Wembley Stadium for a Faith and Football schools linking day on 20 June. The initiative, organised by 3FF (Three Faiths Forum) and the Football Association, uses football to encourage understanding and collaboration between people of different faiths and beliefs. Faith and Football is part of 3FF’s Faith School Linking programme
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