23rd Nov: Today we had the first meeting of our new Merseyside Inter-Faith Youth Forum [MIFYF].
This body has been established to give young people of faith across Merseyside a voice in their region and also an input into the Merseyside Prevent Agenda and the Merseyside Council of Faiths. It has been given the backing of the Police Commissioner for Merseyside and the Merseyside Council of Faiths. (Please click on the downloads tab to see our draft constitution)
The group will be co-ordinated by our two senior Youth Council members: Faz Paracha and Roxy Miah and in fact it will take over from the Youth Council.
We had a great ‘get to know each other’ meeting, using our famous Altar. They brought in personal objects to express their identity and share it with the group. MIFYF will be launched at our Annual Celebration on 7th December in the PAL (a.k.a. Pakistan) Centre. It will begin its formal work next year.
Members also chose a practical community activity to support, namely supporting Alder Hey children’s hospital in its inter-faith work.