Faiths Together in Croydon

The challenges facing Croydon’s interfaith initiatives

Posted on September 5th, by Liz Sheppard-Jones in Politics & Society. 8 comments

Bringing Croydon’s faith groups together will require risk-taking and imagination

Croydon’s Council’s supplementary planning document, ‘Places of Worship‘, takes seven pages to list 187 such places. If you’re reading this article, it’s unlikely that you’ve visited more than one. That’s because our town is divided by faith.

The process begins with our children. Faith-based selection creates classroom populations across the borough which are quite unrepresentative of … Read More »

The Croydon interfaith bike ride 2017

Posted on August 4th, by Jess Bashford in Politics & Society. No Comments

Ten miles. Fifty-five bikes. All faiths welcome

 On a sunny Sunday 2nd July in Park Hill Recreation Ground, a team of fifty-five cyclists dinged their bells as they cycled over the finish line. Then they gathered together for a smiling photo and lunch organised by South Norwood mosque. The atmosphere as they all tucked into a curry was welcoming, fun and summery, with lots of the younger … Read More »

Croydonians of many faiths get on their bikes for the Interfaith Bike Ride, Sunday 14th June

Posted on June 9th, by CronxWire in CronxWire. 1 Comment

On Sunday 14 June, Faiths Together In Croydon will be holding its annual picnic in Park Hill Recreation Ground. Picking up on the growing popularity of cycling, this year’s event will be preceded by a bike ride through Croydon, visiting faith centres around the borough.

Release begins: Staged in partnership with Croydon Council, the ride begins at Croydon Sports Arena, Albert Road, Woodside, at 10:30am, taking in a … Read More »

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission gets off to a bumpy start

Posted on March 25th, by Sean Creighton in Politics & Society. 4 comments

Sean Creighton thinks that Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission could definitely do better

Croydon’s Opportunity and Fairness Commission hasn’t got off to the smoothest of starts. There was a long delay in announcing the appointment of the Bishop of Croydon as chair, followed by further delays in announcing the first members and resident commissioners.

Then, at the launch event at Stanley Halls, people were not given … Read More »