Southampton Interfaith Link (SIFL) and Southampton Council of Faiths (SCOF) are made up of individuals who care passionately about trying to develop an understanding of each other’s faiths and practices in the city of Southampton and surrounding area.
Southampton Interfaith Link offers a few meetings a year where anyone can attend for dialogue and develop understanding. One of the most popular events is the Peace Walk held in June each year when people visit some of the places of worship in the city.
Southampton Council of Faiths grew out of SIFL and provides the ‘official’ engagement with other organisations. There are five representatives for each of the seven main faiths – Baha’is, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Sikhs. The city is quite unique in that SCOF provide advisors each year to the Mayor of Southampton and attend various events such as Remembrance Sunday etc.
We believe that if we can break down the barriers that appear to divide us we can truly work towards a world where peace is possible in the future. We have already seen some amazing results when people have come together to recognise disasters around the world and we aim to reproduce this in the city.
For further information please visit the Southampton Council of Faiths website