An exciting and historic event occurred in Barnet this week with the organisation of the first ever Barnet Multi Faith Youth Forum hosted by Middlesex University. It was fantastic to have varied representation from Bah’ai, Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim faiths in the room and we would warmly welcome other faith representatives in the borough to join us.
The forum aims to be a safe space, where young people aged 15 to 25 can feel comfortable and confident to represent their own faith and beliefs. It will enable young people to discuss any issues that concern them, as well as creating opportunities to interact, work alongside and learn from each other and to be united as a community that is richly diverse.
It was particularly impressive to hear the support they gave each other and in advocating for the rights of others to practice their faith freely and for the fundamental virtues of promoting a society of mutual understanding and respect.
We agreed that during Interfaith Week from the 10th – 17th November, we would to like to host an Interfaith open-mic and sporting event to celebrate this and we have already set up a working group to organise its details.
The Next Barnet Multi Faith Youth Forum meeting will be on Thursday 17 October at 18.00 at Unitas Youth Zone and if you would like to attend or find out more please contact me Tahseen firstname.lastname@example.org
or through our webpage: http://barnetmultifaithforum.org/youth-forum/