Barnet Multi-Faith Forum

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Barnet Multi-Faith Forum is the voice of Barnet’s faith community. Throughout COVID-19 lockdown, BMFF has worked with voluntary and community groups, the business sector and faith leaders across the borough to host online events to bring Barnet together virtually.

Virtual multi-faith events

Es Rosen, Co-Chair of Barnet Multi-Faith Forum, describes the activities the forum has supported: “Lockdown came during a very busy period of religious festivals. Families and communities throughout the borough have sacrificed physically meetingto observe religious customs and celebrations due to the pandemic, so these online forums have provided a means of coming together for the whole community. Our multi-faith Iftars [evening meals that end the daily fast during Ramadan] explored the idea of strengthening and building upon community links through interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue – and how we can maintain this going forwards, beyond the COVID-19 crisis.”

Support and connection during difficult times

“Following the death of George Floyd, it was very important for us to bring as many people as we could together and give everyone a voice and feeling that they were part of something. We supported Woodside Park Synagogue to host an online discussion to give people an opportunity to hear from Black voices and academics, as well as from people from a diverse youth and faith background, to get an understanding of what was being felt here and in America.”

Find out more about Barnet Multi-Faith Forum.


Barnet Multi-Faith Forum is the voice of Barnet’s faith community. Throughout COVID-19 lockdown, BMFF has worked with voluntary and community groups, the business sector and faith leaders across the borough to host online events to bring Barnet together virtually.

Virtual multi-faith events

Es Rosen, Co-Chair of Barnet Multi-Faith Forum, describes the activities the forum has supported: “Lockdown came during a very busy period of religious festivals. Families and communities throughout the borough have sacrificed physically meetingto observe religious customs and celebrations due to the pandemic, so these online forums have provided a means of coming together for the whole community. Our multi-faith Iftars [evening meals that end the daily fast during Ramadan] explored the idea of strengthening and building upon community links through interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue – and how we can maintain this going forwards, beyond the COVID-19 crisis.”

Support and connection during difficult times

“Following the death of George Floyd, it was very important for us to bring as many people as we could together and give everyone a voice and feeling that they were part of something. We supported Woodside Park Synagogue to host an online discussion to give people an opportunity to hear from Black voices and academics, as well as from people from a diverse youth and faith background, to get an understanding of what was being felt here and in America.”

Find out more about Barnet Multi-Faith Forum.

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