Neighbourliness via Christian Muslim storytelling. Two future events planned that might be of interest…
Some of us were lucky enough to attend the multi faith Berakah concert at the Luton Library Theatre (enabled by Luton Grassroots) and enjoyed the uplifting experience. There was a raffle too in support of Luton Fairtrade with local honey from our own Clerk included in the fairtrade product prizes. It was band member Mo’s birthday too and the band were presented with traditional Luton straw hats. I think all who attened were very appreciative of the Berakah Project and their work via the common language of music.
Here’s a flavour of their music albeit from a a few years back and with added percussion.
The Luton Peace Walk is an annual multi faith event held in Luton to forge community links and demonstrate unity of purpose. Here’s our informal video record of this year’s walk that was held in and around Luton’s Farley Hill area. Hope it captures some of the flavour of that day. Look forward to next year’s walk which will be held nearer to to tail end of the summer months.
A recent InspireFM interview with the NOAH enterprise charity who help the homeless in Luton and Bedford.
Not Quaker specific but then poverty is an issue for people of faith and those of no particular faith alike. Anyway a thoughful guide to definitions of poverty and relative poverty in a PDF at the end of this link.
What is poverty? Find out how we define and respond to it here: http://t.co/lrodPVGzYi
— Church Urban Fund (@churchurbanfund) March 28, 2014
These are challenging times. Here’s a short video about the power of empathy.
Quakers recently attended the annual Luton Peace Walk, a multi faith, multi community event highlighting how the vast majority of Luton's diverse cultures happily co-exist in peace. The walk started at the town hall and went on from there to the Sikh temple. After a while the walk moved onto The Holy Ghost Church for a presentation by St Joseph's Catholic School pupils and then onto the Mosque next door as our final destination. Here's an informal record of the event made by Luton Quakers. Subtitles for the hard of hearing and a full transcript are available optionally within the video and over on You Tube itself.