Mosaic is very proud to have supported the recent Patchwork Foundation lecture with Lord Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury.
The event, hosted at St James Church in London, was a fantastic opportunity for youth leaders from across the UK to hear Lord Williams’ vision for ‘Trust in Faith and Spirituality in the City’.
Over 160 people attended, including students from two of the schools Mosaic works with – Westminster Academy and Islamia school, several Mosaic board members, and its national director, Jonathan Freeman (pictured with Rowan Williams).
In his lecture, the former Archbishop argued passionately for the need for people of all faiths, and none, to embrace diversity and to break down barriers between communities, which reflects Mosaic’s mission in local communities across the UK. He also took part in an engaging ‘Question and Answer’ session with attendees.
Lord Williams said: “It was fantastic that St James Church hosted this unique event. It was a real inspiration to meet so many young people from Mosaic and extremely encouraging to see so many people from different faiths coming together not only to develop and strengthen our relationships but to plan effective action for the common good”.
The lecture was organised in partnership with the Woolf Institute, and in association with Mosaic, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, UpRising, Faiths Forum for London and the Emerald Network.
See photos from the event here.
Mosaic was delighted to be involved in this event as part of its involvement with the Patchwork Foundation, a politically neutral organisation that aims to promote and encourage the positive integration of deprived and minority communities into civic society.