Shared Roots in Faith

Interact has been working on an exciting new programme about the heritage of Abrahamic Faiths in East London. A group of 10 students have delved into the history of the East end in order to learn more about the three Abrhamic Faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. They have created an amazing exhibition called Shared Roots in Faith, and now it is going on the road!

You can see our exhibition at the following places this coming month:

  • February 27 - March 2 Oxford House, E2 6HG
  • March 5 - March 16 London Jewish Cultural Centre, NW11 7SX
  • March 19 - March 24 East London Mosque, E1 1JQ
  • March 26 - April 1 St. John's Bethnal Green, E2 9PA

If you can't make it to any of these places, you can see the results of the project here!

The project aims are to:

  • Celebrate the diversity of faith and culture in the East End 

  • Explore and learn about the shared heritage of Abrahamic faiths in the East End

  • Discover how faith groups have influenced and contributed to the culturally rich East End community 

  • Learn through oral history and intergenerational accounts of the East End 

  • Learn through visiting places of interest and museums 

  • Develop interpersonal skills: knowledge, communication and research 

  • Enhance interfaith knowledge and networks 

  • Encourage others to appreciate and celebrate the rich faith heritage in the East End 

  • Raise awareness of the benefits of living in such an eclectic city with diverse faiths and cultures 

In order to conduct their research, the group have  visited the Swadhinata Trust on Muslim Heritage, the Jewish Museum, Brick Lane Mosque, St. Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation and East London Synagogue. Each participant has focused on one faith and developed their research by interviewing a member of that faith who lived in the East end between 1950 and 1979. 

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