Community Cohesion

An impressive group of speakers gathered for a meeting on the 15th of March 2007 in the Houses of Parliament.  The topic was 'Integration, Inclusion and Identity', subtitled 'Clash of Civilisations; fact or myth?'

The meeting opened with a few words from the Chairman; Mr Shahid Malik MP who unfortunately was unable to attend.  Instead, his assistant welcomed everyone and conveyed Mr. Malik's thoughts and feelings regarding both the event and the topic area.

Read more: Integration, Inclusion and Identity: A clash of civilisations; fact or myth?

Birmingham Orphanage support meetingDavid and Patricia Earle held a meeting in their home who's purpose was to thank all the sponsors of the children in India, and others who have been helping them financially to keep the Interfaith Children's Home, in Hyderabad, India, running. It is now remarkably in its seventh year, and nine years since they travelled amongst the 'untouchables' and felt a calling to do something to improve the childrens' situation.

Read more: Interfaith Children's Home Thank You Meeting

Following the successful launch of the Band of Hope Foundation on the 14th of March, its co-ordinator, Hilda Adejumo, has expressed her gratitude to all those who gave encouragement for the project.

Apparently they now have the availability of a container space that will leave for Nigeria by next weekend and so, as a matter of some urgency, they are looking for donations of the following items of furniture, either new or in fairly good condition, for the orphanage home which will be re-opening there soon.

Double beds with mattresses;
Single beds with mattresses;
Dining tables with chairs(4-6 people);
Book-shelves;
Sofa-beds.

Anyone who is able to come up with any of the above items within London is invited to make contact with the Band of Hope Foundation to arrange for collection.

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