To mark Pride month at the London based Faith and Belief Forum, Searle Kochberg has contributed a short autobiographical film from his My Jewish London series, all part of the Forum’s Arts, Culture and Community work, to engage artists and young professionals in the work of building bridges between communities.
The Faith and Belief Forum, originally known as The Three Faiths Forum was founded by Sir Sigmund Sternberg, Sheikh Dr Zaki Badawi and Revd Dr Marcus Braybrooke to encourage friendship, goodwill and understanding between people of different faiths, especially between Muslims, Christians and Jews.
The Forum was the first of its kind and provided completely new opportunities for people from these faiths to address issues together.
Over the years the work on the Forum has expanded to include people of all faiths and beliefs, both religious and non-religious. Its vision is a connected and supportive society where people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures have strong, productive and lasting relations.
The Forum believes the future belongs to people of all beliefs, that religious intolerance has no place in society and that diversity adds value.
The Forum works towards its vision by implementing three interconnected and strategic goals:
- To equip more learners with the skills and tools they need to handle and influence relations between different faiths and beliefs
- To generate stronger community-based movement, with youth at the forefront
- To project the voices of those we support and the impact of our partnership with them.
You can find Searle’s contribution here.