Parliament Call for Evidence - Broadcast and Important information for Action : July 2017
1) 25th July :
The House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement - has published its Call for Evidence today – 25/07/2017
The deadline for submitting written evidence is 8 September 2017.
• You can find the Call for Evidence here: http://www.parliament.uk/…/Citizenship-civic-engagement-cal…
• You can submit written evidence to the Committee here:http://www.parliament.uk/…/publicati…/written-evidence-form/
This is a public Call for Evidence – please pass it on to anyone who might be interested. You can follow the progress of the inquiry at [www.parliament.uk/citizenship-civic-engagement]www.parliament.uk/citizenship-civic-engagement .
2) 21st July : Vulnerable Faith Institutions Scheme –Update : There is very low intake from the Hindu Temples and community organisation even though many of them complain about hate crimes in terms of racial abuse, Graffiti , bones and meat thrown within temple grounds and blatant disregard to the sanctity of the temple. The HFB urges everyone to keep a record of such incidents and report them to the police. This is an opportunity to improve security of your place of worship, not to be missed. Bid closes 17 August 2017 Please find attached link below:
3) The National Meeting of the Inter Faith Network UK – 30th Anniversary National Meeting was held on 5th July 2017 at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre Westminster, LondonThis meeting was attended by two representatives of Hindu Forum of Britain Mrs. Trupti Patel President, and Dr. Lakshmi Vyas, Chair of Education. Both representative joined the discussion group a) Opening with difficult dialogue, engaging with tough topics and b)Engaging faith communities on social issues. The theme of the 30th Anniversary meeting was “Moving Forward Together”. There were several eminent speakers and the focus of the meeting was to look forward and outward, to focus on things that unite us and how one would respect and celebrate differences while building on what we share. There was a strong emphasis on youth involvement and education, and dialogue was vital to positive inter faith engagement. Trends of communication in the digital world reflected on how platforms open up new possibilities for engagement and the importance of using digital media wisely and effectively. There was a thread running through the meeting that focussed on IFN’s work since its earliest days to identify common values and encouragement and support for communities working together for the common good.
LINKS: https://www.interfaith.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/ifnetuk/
4) RE Council Annual General Meeting : The RE Council was delighted to hold its Annual General Meeting at Neasden Temple (BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir) on Thursday 11 May. Colleagues from across the REC's 65 member organisations were in attendance and received a very warm welcome. This meeting was attended by two representatives of Hindu Forum of Britain Mrs. Trupti Patel President, and Dr. Lakshmi Vyas, Chair of Education. Colleagues heard the reports from the REC Chair and CEO about the REC's latest activities and plans for the year ahead. We were also happy to welcome the Jewish Museum as a new member of the RE Council. Link: http://us4.campaign-archive1.com/…
5) Caste Consultations : closes at 11:45pm on 18 September 2017 Summary The Government Equalities Office is seeking views on caste in Great Britain and equality law. Caste Consultations 2017 • https://consult.education.gov.uk/…/caste-in-great-britain-…/
5-a) Hindu Forum of Britain organised a synopsis on ‘Dissolving Caste Consciousness’ in the House of Commons on 5th July 17 between 18.00 and 20.00 hrs in committee room 19 .