Harrow celebrates Interfaith Week

Next week, 12 – 19 November, buildings across Harrow will be opening their doors for free to the public as part of Interfaith Week.

The national event is a chance to understand your community better, learn more about people of different backgrounds and discover the good work done by local faith groups. Everyone is welcome to take part in the events - find out more details about Harrow’s Interfaith events below.

Portfolio Holder for Equality, Varsha Parmar said:

“Wouldn’t life be boring if we were all the same? I certainly think so and that’s why I love learning about different cultures, traditions and religions.

“If there’s one thing Harrow should be most proud of it’s our diversity and Interfaith Week reminds us it is something to celebrate.”

Interfaith Week is a time to build on relationships between religious and non-religious people within the community.

Varsha Dodhia, Harrow Interfaith Chairman, said:

Building good relationships and working partnerships between people of different faiths and beliefs or no beliefs is part of the year-round work of many people and organisations across Harrow. “Bridges do not fall from sky, people build them. Interfaith Week is a time for us to focus on interfaith understanding and cooperation.”

Interfaith Week events in and around Harrow:  

Sunday 12 November
Civic Centre War Memorial, Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2XY:  10.45am
United Act of Remembrance

Monday 13 November
International Siddhashram Shakti Centre, 22 Palmerston Road, Wealdstone, HA3 7RR
12noon – 1pm
Guided tour and explanation of life and worship at the temple by Guruji Dr Parmar
Details: 020 8954 6525

Wednesday 15th November
Stanmore Golf Club, 26 Gordon Avenue, Stanmore, HA7 2RL: 
12.20 – 1.45pm
Rotary Club lunch
Speaker:  Rob Thompson from the Council of Christians and Jews
“At the bar of history, humanity, and God: 
the continued relevance of interfaith relations in today’s world”
Cost £15
RSVP: writeawayjack@aol.com  or  020 8428 7977

Wednesday 15th November
Harrow Central Mosque,  34 Station Road, Harrow, HA1 2SQ
12.15 – 1.30pm
Guided Tour and explanation of life and worship at the Mosque by Azmat Ali
with opportunity to observe communal prayers at 1.15pm
Details: 020 8933 9558

Wednesday 15th November
Council Chamber, Harrow Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow,  HA1 2XY: 7.30 – 9.30pm
Harrow Interfaith: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
In words, illustration and music

Saturday 18th November
Kol Chai Hatch End Reform Jewish Community,  434, Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, Pinner, HA5 4RG
  10.30am – 12.30pm
Service to mark Interfaith Week led by Rabbi Naomi Goldman
RSVP:  RabbiM@kolchai.org or 020 8421 5482

Saturday 18th November
Zoroastrian Centre, 440 Alexandra Ave., Rayners Lane, Harrow, HA2 9TL  
70th Anniversary of Partition  10.30 – 4.00pm
Zoroastrian Remembrance Ceremony followed by a community meal  5.30 – 9.30pm


Sunday 19th November
Jain Temple, 557 Kenton Road, Kenton, Harrow, HA3 9RS   10.30 – 12noon
Visit and Tour of the Temple
RSVP:  info@mahavirfoundation.com

Wednesday 22nd November
   KSIM of London Islamic Centre, Wood Lane, Stanmore, HA7 4LQ,
Fasting and Feasting – the why and the how
Speakers from Christian, Jain, Jewish and Muslim faith traditions
RSVP:  admin@hujjat.org