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 autumn 2022 programme

Our autumn 2022 programme will include more of the popular round-table discussions, designed to enable everyone to participate. We also warmly welcome anyone who wishes simply to sit and listen.

Programme details will be published here in September.

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

19-21 November 2021: Inter Faith Invitation weekend

In November 2021 we ran an invitation weekend as part of the national Inter Faith Week celebrations.

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

Keston Mosque (Muslim)
Friday 19th November at 12.15pm
The Al-Emaan Centre welcomed members of the local Christian and Jewish communities for the weekly service at the mosque, led by Imam Abdullah Hasan.

Bromley Reform Synagogue (Jewish)
Saturday 20th November at 10.30am

The synagogue welcomed visitors to the sabbath service led by student Rabbi David-Yehuda Stern. A recording of the service is available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf3etwsU65M.

St John’s Church Bromley (Christian)
Sunday 21st November at 10am
The St John’s Parish Communion service included hymns, prayers, Bible readings and a sermon. A recording can be viewed on the St John’s YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/vd8LERkTW9U.

A look back at our Summer 2022 programme

The first event in our summer programme was the annual Iftar (breaking of the fast) evening at Keston Mosque on Wednesday 13th April.

Then our programme continued on Thursday 19th May with a round-table discussion on the topic of Music in our faith tradition.

Then on Tuesday 21st June at 7.30pm we had a meeting focusing on Refugees, which included some real-live stories from refugees who have come to our local area in recent times.

The final event of our summer programme was a Peace Walk in Beckenham Place Park on Saturday 23rd July. A really good number of B3FG members and friends turned out to enjoy the beautiful weather and excellent home-made cake.

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.