FOUNDATION | INTERFAITH
Strengthening Faith Institutions
The Ostro Fayre Share Foundation has been partnering with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) which was previously (MHCLG) from 2016 in rolling out a nationwide initiative called Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI), which has provided training to 1658 religious institutions in England.
Stronger and active communities are a vital part of a well-integrated and cohesive nation. Like many local institutions, it’s a priority for faith institutions to strengthen community cohesion in our country, improve integration between people from different backgrounds, and share public services, neighbourhoods, and social networks.
Council of Christians and Jews
The Ostro Fayre Share Foundation believes that positive interaction between people of different faiths is crucial both for social harmony and as a means of presenting shared solutions to common challenges. To this end, it works closely with the Council of Christians and Jews and the Faiths Forum for London, among others.
Founded in 1942, the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ) is the UK’s longest-serving national interfaith organisation, with projects that emphasise and encourage dialogue between people of the Christian and Jewish faiths. The Ostro Fayre Share Foundation supports the CCJ as it continues to be a template for successful interfaith relations and shows how both minority and majority faith communities can positively engage and work together.
Faith Forum for London
The Faiths Forum for London(FFL) was created by London’s faith communities with support from the Department for Communities and Local Government, and launched by the Mayor of London and Maurice Ostro in 2010. The FFL is a platform that enables nine of the Capital’s faith communities to work together for a better London. The Ostro Fayre Share Foundation supports the FFL’s multilateral approach to addressing London’s challenges, replacing competition with collaboration.
Walk of faith
On Friday 3rd June 2022 during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, the Ostro Fayre Share Foundation led hundreds of people of different faiths on a series of walks through central London. These Walks of Faith all culminated at Westminster Abbey, where they were welcomed by the Cannon, Lord Mayor, and Deputy Lieutenant, before enjoying a Big Jubilee Lunch.