Welcome to the website for the Bromley Three Faiths Group (B3FG).

The B3FG was formed in 2016 through a culmination of a series of discussions with people from the three Abrahamic (Jewish, Christian and Islamic) faiths with a collective interest in sharing experiences and knowledge of our beliefs and practices to establish an interfaith group within Bromley. 

Our primary objective is through promoting a greater understanding of each other’s faiths, both in belief and in practice, with the ultimate aim of nurturing a more harmonious and peaceful society.  We plan to achieve this through community engagement, working together on shared goals, and enhancing mutual understanding through theological discussion. 

For further details please contact us at Bromley3FG@gmail.com

Our New Year 2023 programme

The first event of our 2023 programme will be a round-table discussion via Zoom on the subject of New Year, New Start.

This meeting will be held on Monday 16th January (please note this is a rescheduled date due to a clash) and we hope all our members will be able to participate.

The dates for our subsequent meetings are Tuesday 21st February and Thursday 16th March.

The themes for these meetings will be published on this website in due course. We are open to suggestions for discussion topics and/or invited speakers – please send us your ideas.

Contact us

Please contact us (Bromley3FG@gmail.com) for further details or to join our mailing list. We are also appealing to all our members for ideas and suggestions for future B3FG events and discussion topics.

South London interfaith group (SLIFG)
www.southlondoninterfaith.org.uk
www.facebook.com/South-London-Interfaith-Group-111363220585312

18-20 November 2022: Inter Faith Invitation weekend

Following on from the success of our invitation weekends in November 2020 and 2021, we ran a similar event from 18-20 November 2022 as part of the national Inter Faith Week celebrations.

All members of the Bromley Three Faiths Group and their guests were invited to visit live or online acts of worship at Bromley Reform Synagogue, St John’s Church and the Al-Emaan Centre.

A good number of people were able to participate and later shared their positive feedback. We hope to do the same again in 2023!

A look back at our Autumn 2022 programme

Our autumn 2022 programme began on Monday 24th October with a round-table discussion via Zoom on the theme of Death, Funerals and Bereavement.

Our next event was another Zoom discussion on Tuesday 8th November, this time on the theme of Women and Faith.

Everyone attending our round-table discussions has the opportunity to speak, and we also warmly welcome anyone who wishes simply to sit and listen.

Our Autumn programme concluded with a meeting on Thursday 1st December at Bromley Reform Synagogue. This was our first live evening meeting since before the pandemic, and all B3FG members were encouraged to attend and to bring a guest. The theme for this meeting was the importance of Food in our faith communities, and a vast range of different snacks were brought along and shared, along with stories and a few recipes! All who attended agreed that it had been an excellent evening, and our friends at Bromley Reform Synagogue were warmly thanked for their generous hospitality.

About us

Background 
The Bromley Three Faiths Group (B3FG) was formed in 2016 through a culmination of a series of discussions with people from the three Abrahamic (Jewish, Christian and Islamic) faiths with a collective interest in sharing experiences and knowledge of our beliefs and practices to establish an interfaith group within Bromley. 

Vision
Our primary objective is through promoting a greater understanding of each other’s faiths, both in belief and in practice, with the ultimate aim of nurturing a more harmonious and peaceful society.  We plan to achieve this through community engagement, working together on shared goals, and enhancing mutual understanding through theological discussion. 

Project examples
Since the group’s inception in 2016, it has matured with regard to realizing its core objective. This is attested by the success of several inter-faith initiatives over the years including fundraising, via collections at the local churches, synagogue and mosque as well as a charity cricket match.  We also supplied food and clothes to refugees in the Calais camps before they were dismantled by the French Government.Currently the group is involved with helping refugee families from war torn countries in the Middle East to settle in a neighbouring borough through close cooperation with the local authority and via providing families with welcome food hampers clothes, furniture, mobile phones and funds etc. Members have also provided families with DIY help, transport and have periodically made visits to their homes helping settle refugee families, via building trust and confidence to help them rebuild their lives. There have also been a number of successful theological discussion sessions organized at each place of worship with a truly inter-faith audience, lead by the heads of each faith, helping us understand the core messages of each faith that in turn bind us together in a global faith community, thereby allowing us to show compassion in an increasingly cynical world. Mother / Toddler groups have also been organized to help build new friendships and relationships to deepen the bond of the inter-faith community and show the strength of a people united by a common interest. An annual Peace Walk has allowed the Abrahamic faith based group to invite all other faiths and people of all backgrounds to share in an afternoon walk followed by tea and cake in the mutual understanding, of the need to strive for a more understanding and peaceful society.

Steering Committee Governance
The activities of the Bromley Three Faiths Group are supervised by a Steering Committee, whose members understand the primary objective of the group and the common interest that bind the group together.  Membership of the steering committee comprises three people from each represented faith group (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) within the borough of Bromley.