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From Neighbourhood Renewal to the Big Society?

Come & join us in celebrating 10 years of WCEN on 22nd November at 6pm in Battersea.

Maurice Glasman will be speaking and we will be hearing from many friends who have supported us over the years.  What will the next 10 years in social policy and community empowerment look like?

Plus – it’ll be a great party :)

Download an invitation and register your name.

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Lunch in Multifaith Europe

Involved in building trust across communities?  Want to make links with similar groups across Europe?

Join London Boroughs Faiths Network and others in central London for a light lunch on Monday 28th November 12.30-2pm to hear more about the new European Religion & Belief Network.

Download an invitation.  Register online.

Better, smarter, co-produced public services

Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network is bringing community organisations, religious groups and public agencies together on Wednesday 28th September to Close the Gap between the public sector and local people.

This is a brilliant (and rare) opportunity to find out how co-production works, how faith groups can co-design services and how people who most depend on public services can get what they need.

Closing the Gap III will take place at the Samaj Hall, 26b Tooting High Street, SW17 0RG 4.30pm – 7.30pm (short walk from Tooting Broadway tube).

The event is free – register at www.closingthegap3.eventbrite.com.

Religion, identity, citizenship – Pakistan & London

This Saturday in Tooting – Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Prof Iftikhar Malik & Revd Rana Khan.

Let me know if you’d like an invitation.

Inter Faith Week in London

For Londoners interested to know what’s going on during Inter Faith Week (21-27 November), I’ve added a page to the London Boroughs Faiths Network blog with a selection of events.

LBFN, which I convene, is hosting an event for those interested in links with multifaith and intercultural networks in Europe.  As ever, people of all faiths and none are very welcome – leave a comment here if you’d like more information.

Healing Our Broken Village II

The second conference on the church, black communities and mental health is taking place today at New Testament Assembly in Tooting, with Dr Frank Keating as keynote speaker.

Aaaruthal – mental wellbeing & the Tamil community

A packed conference in two venues – the Shree Ghanapathy Temple in Merton and Springfield Hospital in Wandsworth – on collective trauma and the mental wellbeing of the Sri Lankan Tamil community in London also looked at how local religious communities can ‘co-produce’ health services with the NHS to good effect.

A short film of the event is posted on the WCEN website.