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 Local Inter-faith activity

For a complete overview of Surrey interfaith activity please see ​the Surrey Faith Links webpage or the South East England Faiths Forum webpage, which lists groups in our area.

Woking People of Faith

Woking People of Faith has a mailing list of about 200 people and organisations in the Woking area. The management committee has representatives from Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Hindu faiths though it is open to all. The ‘local’ nature of this interfaith group means that it reflects the faith groups of the local population which is mainly Christian and Muslim. Woking People of Faith welcomes the involvement of people of all faiths in the Woking area.

Contacts:

Somia Shafiq (chair): chair@wpof.org.uk
Garry Shore (co-ordinator): coordinator@wpof.org.uk

Official charity address: c/o St. Paul’s Church, Oriental Road, Woking. GU22 7BD

Woking Multi-Faith Group

Contact Irene Ridgeon (chiar): irene.ridgeon@btinternet.com

Elmbridge Multi-Faith Forum

The Forum brings together people from different faiths across Elmbridge Borough. Individuals can join, for a subscription of £10. The Forum organises events including visits to different faiths’ places of worship; publishes a newsletter; provides training for police cadets; organises local debates; and contributes to other inter-faith events across Surrey.

Contact ​Geoff Morris (secretary): geoffreymorris@emas-bc.co.uk

Guildford & Godalming Interfaith Forum

Contact Tony Oakden: tony.oakden@cofeguildford.org.uk

There are also developing interfaith relationships and activities in Epsom, Camberley and elsewhere. Local clergy will be able to supply contacts or contact Tony.

Crawley Interfaith Network

An interfaith network that circulates information about events in Sussex and beyond.

Contact Fatima Mirza or Mahroof Kazi of Crawley Council’s Community Development team on 01293 438658 or 438565.

Surrey Interfaith Friendship Group

Contact Bibhas Neogi Neogifamily@aol.com

Hampshire Interfaith Network

The Hampshire Interfaith Network was established fairly recently and is now organising events and disseminating information about interfaith activities across the county. For more information, please visit their website

The network can be contacted by email: info@hants-interfaith.org

SEEFF

South East England Faith Forum (SEEFF) is the regional interfaith network. It is currently in the process of being re-established and may be re-named. It brings together faith leaders from across the south-east region to ensure that faith voices are represented in regional policy debates and consultation and encourages faith-based community engagement.

Contact: website or email the SEEFF co-ordinator: contact@se-faithforum.net

Resources

The Local Interfaith Guide

Faith Community Co-operation in Action £6.95 plus £1.75 p&p.
Guidance on setting up and developing successful local interfaith initiatives. Includes case studies from around the UK. Available from InterFaith Network, 8a Lower Grosvenor Place London SW1W OEN

Diversity and Dialogue

Diversity and Dialogue is a project that works to develop interfaith activities and education with young people. It describes itself as a ‘hub for cross cultural, interfaith and community cohesion youth programmes’. It has a website and a directory of local projects, as well as free resources: www.diversityanddialogue.org.uk