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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Redbridge Faith Forum

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11:15 AM

How to love and care for our neighbours is the topic of a conference being held to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Tickets to the event, being organised by Redbridge Faith Forum, are now available and are free of charge.

The evening of presentations and discussions will cover a variety of topics including who are our neighbours and whether we should love people who act differently to us.

Jacquie Grieve, chairman of Redbridge Faith Forum, said: “Loving and caring for our neighbours is a common teaching in the faiths. It’s easier to care for some than others particularly those who lives don’t fit in with your own.”

The topic for evening was decided at the last forum’s women meeting but the conference will be open to all genders.

There will also be two presentations, followed by questions and answer sessions, from community groups to outline the work that they do.

A representative from the Alzheimer’s Society will give a presentation on the five most important things you need to know about dementia.

This will be followed by Redbridge Street Pastors who work to help women exit prostitution and will discuss restorative love and justice.

Ms Grieve said: “Redbridge is blessed with a number of groups and organisations providing services to the most needy and will highlight two of the providers and there will be opportunity for them to showcase their work.”

She said one of the aims of the event is to raise awareness of difficult issues and to help increase understanding and dispel myths, misconceptions and attitudes.

The conference will be held on March 12 at The Vine Church, Riches Road, Ilford from 6.30-9pm.

International Women’s Day originally celebrated the economic, political and social contribution women made to the workforce. It is celebrated worldwide on March 8.

To book your free place call the forum on 020 8708 2478 or email faith.forum@redbridge.gov.uk.

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