Ensuring equality and working with communities
Building understanding between faiths
Lewisham Council, Brighton and Hove City Council
Lewisham Council organises an annual interfaith walk through the borough, visiting various religious and faith locations including the Sivan Hindu Temple, Lewisham Islamic Centre and Catford Synagogue. At each location a candle is lit to show that all faiths in Lewisham are united in friendship and against hatred. The walk is attended by hundreds of people each year.
In Interfaith Week, Brighton and Hove City Council joined a number of other local councils who have signed up to the Faith Covenant. The Faith Covenant was a recommendation of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society, and aims to promote better understanding and collaborative working between local authorities and all faith groups in their local areas. The council has also funded the local Faith in Action group this year to carry out a project with the aim of increasing religious tolerance and tackling religiously motivated hate crime in the city.