BMFF with Near Neighbours at Buckingham Palace

HM The Queen’s initiative to recognise individuals of all faiths and beliefs who are working at grassroots and community level to support their local neighbourhoods and bring together different backgrounds and ethnicities.

“ It was a very exciting, colourful and memorable event that honoured the work of Interfaith groups and organisations across the country and in particular I was thrilled to be representing ( together with Tahseen ) the fantastic work achieved by the whole BMFF executive. It was a marvellous opportunity to meet with others of likeminded values and to observe the great work achieved by Interfaith communities.”

Read more about the event in this Daily Mail article.

Age-friendly London Transport Campaign

This is a campaign by AgeUK.

Dear Supporter,

As part of Age UK London’s work to make London an Age Friendly City we are looking at transport issues across the capital – can you help us with two queries?

Firstly, we’d like to hear about any tube, rail or bus stations/journeys that might cause you difficulties – this can be anything from signage, to staff (e.g. drivers or station staff), to step-free access, inaccessible toilets or even routes not going where you need to get to!

Secondly, do you use:

  • Dial-a-Ride
  • Taxicard
  • Community transport buses (e.g. mini buses run by local community organisations)

If so, we’d like to hear about your experiences of these – good and bad.

Please email with your thoughts by Friday 12th July and let us know if you are a member of a local Older People’s Forum or other community group. We’re really keen to campaign with as many people as possible to make London a genuinely Age-friendly City and ensure our campaigns are based in real experience. We would love as much feedback as possible to create our new Age-friendly London transport campaign so don’t hold back!

We will then send future email updates to explain how the new transport campaign will be taking shape as a result of your feedback and sharing different opportunities to get involved.

Making London Age-friendly is much more than just improving transport and we are looking for people to join the Age-friendly London movement to campaign on a range of different issues. If you are interested in campaigning to build an Age-friendly London, either by sharing your experiences, taking part in events or meeting decision-makers to call for change, please let us know in your reply.

Many thanks for your help!

Paul Goulden, CEO, Age UK London

Email link

Celebrating the people who together make Barnet

Barnet has a proud history of people from diverse communities living happily side by side.

Together, we are Barnet celebrates the inspiring stories of the rich mix of people who call our borough home, highlighting some of our many groups, sports teams and local projects, as well as individuals, who contribute so much to our community.

The campaign is a joint initiative of Barnet Council working in partnership with NHS Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group, Metropolitan Police, Saracens Rugby Club, West London Business, Inclusion Barnet, Groundwork, Federation of Small Businesses, Argent, Middlesex University, the Department for Work and Pensions, Barnet and Southgate College, Brent Cross Shopping Centre, and Volunteering Barnet.

How you can get involved

Whether you live, work or study in the borough we would love for you to take part:

  • Send us a photo of yourself, to feature in our online gallery and ‘faces of Barnet’ community artwork project and share a short message about why you enjoy living in Barnet’s diverse community

Groups and projects

If you’re a member of a group, then we’d like to hear your story. Send us a 100-word summary explaining what your group does, how it unites people of different backgrounds, and how it is benefiting your community. Please email link). We may feature your group as a case study as part of our campaign.

Community Events

If you would like us to promote on this page any community events that bring together Barnet’s diverse communities, please contact Hadiya Masieh: link)

Barnet Multi Faith Forum BMFF Statement on Faith Based Hate Crime

Against the background of an increase in reported hate crimes, hate rhetoric and actual terror incidents, directed towards any faith or belief in this country or around the world;

We in the Barnet Multi Faith Forum (BMFF) resolve to:-

  • Advocate to overcoming religious illiteracy, prejudice, discrimination and bigotry wherever and whenever it occurs, by means of education, knowledge and communication.
  • Ensure we continue to promote greater social and community cohesion, human dignity and understanding in Barnet and elsewhere.
  • Recognise the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of Anti-Semitism.

Unanimously agreed by the BMFF Executive on Thursday June 20th

Standing together to tackle prejudice and hatred

In October 2018 Es Rosen attended the Inter Faith Network for the UK day event for local inter faith practitioners at the Kala Sangam Arts Centre in Bradford. 

Es made a well received presentation titled Standing together to tackle prejudice and hatred. A summary can be be found on page 11

The report from the day has been recently published and a pdf is viewable below.