Faith Organisations do Lunch!

Faith Organisations do Lunch!

World Beaters are bringing together two neighbouring faith communities on a journey of discovery and understanding his month by sharing lunch and our diverse experiences of life in Dalston. Using the World Beaters Sharing Lunch model, there will be opportunities for all ages to take part. Musical lunches for families at the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi will provide early years cultural activities for younger children aged 3-5 for the very first time!

Members of the congregation at St Mark Church and followers of the Alevi faith at the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi will come together on for the first time in an exciting initiative supported by the National Foundation for Youth Music and Near Neighbours, a Church of England fund dedicated to developing positive relationships in multi-faith areas. Reverend Joshua Zvimba, Vicar of St Mark Dalston on St Mark’s Rise welcomes the initiative.

The Sharing Lunch programme will give the Church the opportunity to understand more about our neighbours who share a common space within the St Mark’s Parish and to open up new avenues of exploration.”

The first of 8 ‘Sharing Lunches’ over 8 months will be hosted by the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi on Ridley Road on 19th October. Participants will share traditional food, learn more about the Alevi history and culture through music and dance performances and take part in facilitated discussion groups.

We share certain experiences together so its time for neighbours from our communities to meet now!” said Yasar Ismailoglu from the Alevi Centre.

Using the World Beaters Sharing Lunch model, there will be opportunities for all ages to take part. Musical lunches for families at the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi will provide early years cultural activities for younger children aged 3-5 for the very first time!

The programme will culminate with Easter and Newroz celebrations in Spring 2014.