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First Faithlink Meeting
Written by Simon Cooper
Sunday, February 22, 2009On the 22nd February we had a great youth interfaith meeting in Bayley Street next to the University campus. The theme was religious and racial tension in Britain & how to build cohesive communities. Dr David Earle gave a presentation on his work relating to the theme which moved and empowered all present and created the base for a vigorous discussion. After his power point presentation the words of conclusion were: “If we could read the secret histories of our enemies, we should find in each person’s life sorrow & suffering enough to disarm all hostilities” (Longfellow.) The audience was made up of Peace Ambassadors, regular & associate CARP members, STF team, future founding members of the UCL interfaith society, SOAS students, and the Somali Youth Forum. There was a lot of food to share after as people socialized, and got to know each other more, catching up with each other’s lives. Some of us even moved on to a local café and talked late into the evening about how to develop our work across religious and cultural boundaries.