Faith groups' involvement - 2013

Interfaith (and planning) meeting was on Thursday 16th May 2013. Not many people attended, but we will keep on trying.
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Letter(email) to faith leaders from Balsall Heath on 3/6/2013:

Dear friends,

I am trying to make this happen on the day of the parade, 

Clean a scene interfaith dialogue: 

In order to promote a cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different religious traditions, the parade is an opportunity for faiths to come together in an event aiming to build community cohesion. 

Celebrated on the anniversary of the 7/7 London bombing, when we are still trying to understand the reasons behind the recent tragedy in London, Lee Rigby's murder, the parade's goal is to bring the community together, offering a stage to local faith leaders to proclaim publicly that our neighbourhood promotes interfaith dialogue, and that we aim for a cooperative, constructive and positive interaction between people of different faiths.

Please let me know if you would like to get involved.

Thanks,
cristina

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Letter(email) to faith leaders from Balsall Heath on 5/6/2013:

Dear friends,

I have decided, after listening to different views on the matter these last few days, that a planned interfaith dialogue won't happen on the day of the parade. This time I will concentrate all strength on promoting the cleanup parade as a community event, solely.

I will though contact you again in the future to hear your views about this intefaith dialogue I still would like to look into, as part of a formal research, that will feed into a professional documentary. I do understand if you are not interested, all being part of the complexities of the society we live in. As well, I will also explain the starting point of this dialogue and the naive idea behind it.

Thanks for listening,
cristina
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After this email, key interfaith leaders emailed me showing their support. The interfaith dialogue will continue on September 2013.

cristina
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