Waveney Community Cohesion Partnership and Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource
invite you to a celebration
on Wednesday 7th March 2007
in the Horizon Centre at Lowestoft College
Everyone is welcome to attend this event which is being promoted by Suffolk Inter-Faith Resource (SIFRE) on behalf of the Waveney Community Cohesion Partnership to enable people living and working in the area to get to know each other better and to explore and to celebrate their common values.
There will be a registration fee of £5. Lunch will be provided and everyone attending will be offered a copy of SIFRE’s Handbook of Faiths (outlining the beliefs and practices of people of different faiths and cultures).
9:30 am Marketplace opens: This includes information stalls representing faith, cultural and community groups. There will also be representatives of voluntary and statutory agencies who support the community. The “Faces of Suffolk” Exhibition will also be on display.
9:30 am Registration and coffee
10:00 am Welcome Jennifer Langeskov, Head of Student Support at Lowestoft College.Julia Stephens-Row, Head of Social Inclusion, Suffolk County Council.”Building our Community on Shared Values” an introduction by a representative of SIFRE.
10:15 am “Sharing our Values”: People from various religious and cultural backgrounds, and with experiences reflecting many aspects of diversity, introduce themselves and share aspects of their life, values and aspirations.
11:00 am Refreshments
11:30 am “Sharing our Values”: Workshops in which to reflect on the conference theme; to consider our values, including areas of conflicting values, and to raise issues for the afternoon which relate to people’s personal lives and public lives and to their places of work. (Please hand in questions/comments before lunch)
12:45 pm LUNCH and time to explore the market-place
1:30 pm “Moving on Together”: A panel addresses issues arising from the morning session and initiates a discussion with the audience.
2:30 pm Summing up Cathy Craig, and representatives of Waveney District Council and SIFRE
3:00 pm Refreshments and time to explore the marketplace
4:00 pm Depart