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Bradford For Everyone to host international interfaith learning webinar with partners

May 29 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bradford For Everyone are working with partners in Fresno, California and Bradford, England to host an interfaith learning webinar. Following six months of collaboration between the Interfaith Alliance of Central California, Bradford For Everyone, Bradford Foundation Trust, Fresno State University, University of Bradford and Clovis Community College the co-designed webinar has been set up to share learning. The outcome will be an increased understanding about how faith can help improve cohesion and integration.


The event will take place on Saturday May 29th 2021 9am-12pm California or 5pm-8pm Bradford.


Register here; https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtcuiqqzorHdfJ8JNdCRXGx5cs8cFZX7Eu


Current Agenda


Key note speaker; Naz Shah MP Bradford West and UK Parliament Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion


1. Welcome and Introductions

Zahra Niazi, Programme Lead Bradford For Everyone

Norman Broadbent, Chair Interfaith Alliance Central California

Matt Henderson, Bradford For Everyone, Bradford Introduction

Joe Pulido, Clovis Community College, Fresno Introduction  

Dermot Bolton, University of Bradford, Humanism and interfaith

Andrew Howorth, University of Bradford Chaplin, Interfaith in Bradford,

Ismael Lea South, The Salam Project, Youth and Faith

Reza Nekumanesh, Executive Director of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno

Manjit Kaur, Interfaith and Diversity Team, Bradford

Tony Fernandez, TTF, International Interfaith collaborations

Shadim Hussain, Bradford foundation Trust and the Faith Centre Bradford

Prof. Amir Sharif, University of Bradford perspectives of interfaith


10 min Comfort break


2. Breakout Rooms 1 – 30 minutes (you will be assigned a room)

Rifaquet Ali, Faith walks in Bradford

Christina Longden, Robert Reschid Stanley, Jewish? Christian? Muslim?

Matt Henderson, Faith and LGBTQ+

Manoj Joshi, A history of interfaith work in Bradford

Ravinder Dharni, Hindu interfaith work in Bradford

Javed Bashir, Strengthening Faith Institutes, Bradford

Dermot Bolton, Humanism and interfaith

Manjit Kaur, Interfaith and the Sikh Community


3. Feedback from break out rooms to whole group 30 min


10 min Comfort break


4. Breakout Rooms 2 – 30 minutes (you will be assigned a room)

Jim Grant and Rabbi Laura Novak Winer, Interfaith Scholars

Christine Barker, Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries

Bryson White, Faith Outreach Coordinator for Faith In the Valley

Norman Broadbent, Interfaith Alliance of Central Californian

Dr. Kappor, Peace studies and Interfaith

Dermot Bolton, Humanism and interfaith


5. Feedback from break out rooms to whole group 25 min


6. Closing Remarks from Norman Broadbent

For more information email matthew.henderson@bradford.gov.uk


May 29
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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