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Engagement Activities | South Norwood Islamic Community Centre
Engagement Activities

Engagement Activities


Engagement Activities

SLCOM Meeting

23 Apr, 2014
Location: Norbury Mosque

Being a founder member of the South London Council of Mosques (SLCOM) we attended this meeting to discuss a range of issues that affect the community. Members agreed to hold an 'Islamophobia Event' on Monday the 26th of May 2014. The venue will be South London Islamic Centre (Streatham Mosque).

Scouts Faith Badge

20 Mar, 2014
Location: South Norwood Islamic Centre

Although SNICC has hosted several schools in recent months, a visit by the Croydon Scouts on the 8th of March 2014 was a truly unique one. Led by Reverend Andy Dovey, SNICC welcomed seventy scouts and forty parents/helpers/leaders in a fun packed afternoon. Andy had briefed our team that the scouts were undertaking their faith badge and in order to do this they had to learn about other faiths. Over the duration of three hours, the scouts were taught about the basic principles and five pillars of Islam, they heard recitation from the Quran and lovely poems from some of our local children and were taken on a tour of the Centre. Finally some of our local volunteers had got together to prepare some snacks and cakes for the visitors; which went down well (there are some pictures and newspaper articles in the 'Gallery'). Thank you to everyone that attended and took part.

MET-P Meetings 2013

11 Feb, 2014
Location: East London Mosque, Harrow Mosque, Croydon Mosque

This is a program hosted by the Muslim contact Unit at Scotland Yard. We attended these events which took place at Harrow Mosque on 16 January 2013, East London Mosque on 14 February 2013 and at Croydon Mosque on 22 May 2013. The programmes focussed on developing a better understanding of anti-terror law and Police procedures and strengthening co-operation between the Police and the Muslim Community. Mosques from across London attended the programmes and all three event were deemed a great success.

Islam in the Media Event

12 Apr, 2014
Location: Croydon Voluntary Action

This was an event planned by Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC). We attended this event which was held on 26 September 2013. Fiyaz Mughal, the director of Tell MAMA talked about Islamophobia in Britain today.

Interfaith Lunch in the Park 2013

20 Apr, 2014
Location: Park Hill Park, Croydon

Members of our Centre attended the annual ‘Big Lunch’ hosted by Faiths Together in Croydon. The picnic in the park was a great chance for families from different faith groups to meet, socialise and share food from their cultural backgrounds.

FTiC Executive and Steering Group Meetings 2013

12 Apr, 2014
Location: Croydon Voluntary Action

Members of our team have regularly attended Faiths Together in Croydon (FTiC) steering group meetings. We have played an active part of FTiC for some years and the meetings for 2013 have covered a wide range of topics from planning Croydon faith events to discussing EDL disturbances. Dates attended for 2013 are as follows: 


31 January 2013, 12 March 2013, 8 May 2013, 13 June 2013, 18 July 2013, 5 September 2013

CFER Religious Education Syllabus Launch

16 Jul, 2014
Location: Shirley Park Oasis Academy, Croydon

On 10th June we attended the launch for the new Croydon agreed syllabus for RE 2013 at the Croydon Faith Education Resource Centre (CFER). The event was well attended by over 40 teachers representing primary and secondary schools across the borough, members of Croydon SACRE and the CFER Management Committee. We were delighted to welcome the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Yvette Hopley, to support the launch. Mayor Hopley spoke of the importance of faith awareness and education in promoting understanding and respect in society. Dr Sharma, Chair of the CFER Management Committee welcomed all visitors to the Centre and encouraged them to subscribe to ensure the benefit of the artefacts and resources remain available to schools. Councillor, Richard Chatterjee, Chair of Croydon SACRE, concluded the formalities with an interview with Penny Smith Orr, RE Officer for Croydon, on the preparation, production and delivery of the new syllabus. Penny’s commitment and the hard work in bringing the syllabus to launch were acknowledged along with the input of local teachers and faith leaders.

Metropolitan Police South Area Muslim Community Forum

14 Apr, 2014
Location: Southwark Police Station, London

Members of our Islamic Centre attended this forum chaired by the South London Metropolitan Police Commander Neil Basu on 19 March 2013. Many issues were covered, but the discussion mainly centered around hate crimes. Representatives from all Police boroughs in South London were present to provide statistics/themes regarding hate crimes and the steps being taken to combat the issues. The meeting provided a valuable opportunity to discuss religious hate crime and issues facing the Croydon community. We thank Mr Basu for inviting our Centre to attend this forum.

Deputy Leader Steve O Connel Visit

13 Feb, 2014
Location: South Norwood Islamic Centre

Faiths Supporting Vulnerable People Event

12 Apr, 2014
Location: Croydon Voluntary Action

A member of our team attended this event on 6 December 2012. The event was about how faith groups can support vulnerable people, like the homeless. Various faith groups did presentations of what they do in this regard.