Multi Faith Forum

The need for opportunities for people of all faiths (or no faith) to be able to meet together in friendship and learn about each others cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, was the starting point of the West Wilts Multi Faith Forum. Through meetings, both formal and informal, we learn about each other and discuss issues which will help to remove perceived misunderstandings and inbuilt prejudices.

We have three main areas of focus:

ENGAGEMENT - Relationship building in our community through events like the recent ‘Multi Cultural Feast’ held at Longfield Community Centre and our monthly women’s social lunch.

EDUCATION - Creating opportunities to learn about other cultures and beliefs; training with police cadets; school visits and talks.

EMPOWERMENT - Building confidence by teaching English as a second language (Trowbridge and Melksham) and providing training opportunities in topics such as food hygiene and first aid.