The Kingston Faith and Belief Forum (KFBF)* works with the community to build good relations between people of differing religious, and non-religious, beliefs. Together we can make a more connected and inclusive society. The work is only made possible by all the people who get involved.
The Forum is Chaired by Rabbi Rene Pfertzel and Hamad Momin and Sarah Mehdi as Vice Chairs. Find out more about our upcoming meetings and events and how to join.
We have all been distressed by the devastating news unfolding in Israel and Palestine over the past 2 weeks. We are aware that the trauma of the violence in the Middle East will be affecting many of our friends, of all faiths and none, across the borough. We hold that the root of all faith / no faith must consist of the safeguarding of all life through the exercise of kindness, compassion and love.
We are deeply committed to the safety and welfare of those of all faiths and none in Kingston. There is no excuse for antisemitism, Islamophobia, or any other hate crime. Exacerbating communal tensions will not be tolerated. If you need to report any incidents of Hate Crime, please contact the Police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999. More details on reporting Hate Crime and accessing support can be found on the Kingston Council website: https://www.kingston.gov.uk/policing-community-safety/hate-crime
Our Forum represents many communities in the Royal Borough of Kingston that are diverse, coming from multiple backgrounds and faiths. We live together in peace and respect each other, and stand side by side, in these difficult times, praying for peace and to see the end of this violence and destruction.
Kingston Faith and Belief Forum
20 October 2023