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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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 Young leaders to discuss  Brexit & refugee crisis at Interfaith Week Summit
Young leaders to discuss Brexit & refugee crisis 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

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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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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 put their faith in politics to change society
Students put their faith in politics to change society

Forty-five emerging leaders from different religious and cultural backgrounds are coming together to create a change in communities across the UK. Over the coming year, students of different faiths and beliefs on 3FF's ParliaMentors leadership programme will work to deliver social action projects in their university cities, while being mentored by MPs. The students begin ParliaMentors on Monday 7 September with three days of training, visits to Parliament and meetings with key stakeholders, and high profile inspiring figures who have created social change.

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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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Young leaders of different beliefs unite to build community
Young leaders of different beliefs unite to build community

2015 has been marked by stories of religiously motivated violence and tensions between communities. In stark contrast to this, emerging leaders from different backgrounds have been working together to create positive change across the country and bring people from different communities together. Students in mixed-belief groups on the year-long, UN award-winning ParliaMentors leadership programme work under the guidance of MPs and leading NGOs to deliver social action projects in their university cities. This year, students in London, Manchester, Nottingham and

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London: Muslim, Jewish and interfaith organisations host women’s event
London: Muslim, Jewish and interfaith organisations host women’s event

Tomorrow (27 November 2014), Muslim women’s organisation Rabia’s Garden, together with Jewish community organisation JW3 and interfaith charity Three Faiths Forum (3FF), will be hosting an event for women of all faiths and beliefs. The Female Voices event, to be held at Rumi’s Cave in north-west London, is the first time the Muslim and Jewish organisations have collaborated to create connections between women from different backgrounds. The event will be part celebration of the talents of female performers and musicians,

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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 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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MPs praise interfaith leadership programme
MPs praise interfaith leadership programme
MPs have praised the achievements of the 56 students graduating from 3FF’s (Three Faiths Forum) Undergraduate ParliaMentors programme at the House of Commons. The UN award-winning initiative, which improves relations between people of different faiths and beliefs while developing a new generation of leaders, is supported by MPs, Peers and MEPs from across the political spectrum who act as mentors to the students.
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Faith in the City – Interfaith Arts Festival
Faith in the City – Interfaith Arts Festival
As part of Interfaith Week, an exhibition opens this week (and runs for a fortnight) at the Red Gallery in London. “Faith in the City” is organised by the Three Faiths Forum, in association with the Art and Christianity Enquiry, the Jewish Community Centre for London, and Maslaha (sponsorship from the Edmond Rothschild Foundation, the Bible Society, and the Mica Foundation). 3FF is a national interfaith organisation, based in London.
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