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22 January, 2007

Believing in London: FREE event at the British Library

Diversity and Dialogue, the Citizenship Foundation project aiming to create better understanding between young people from different faiths and backgrounds, is inviting young Londoners to a free event at the British Library on Tuesday 20 February 2007 to discuss, and produce creative responses to, contemporary issues of religion.

There will be a chance for participants to express themselves through a packed day of workshops in music, media, drama and visual arts, together with discussion groups and an opportunity to question representatives from all the major religions.

Project Manager, Becky Hatch said, “This one-day event is a great opportunity for young people to have their say on important faith-related debates such as freedom of speech, feminism, conflict and global issues.” She added: “Inter-faith dialogue is gaining increasing importance within religious education and this event will provide a valuable opportunity for students to engage in dialogues about religious issues with other young people from across the city.”

This free event is open to all students in year eleven and above, but may particularly appeal to students of RE, Citizenship and Social Studies.

Further information

To find out more please email:

Notes for editors:

1. To register for the event, contact Nic Scarborough at the Citizenship Foundation at nicholas.scarborough@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk, or on 0207 566 4138

2. About Diversity and Dialogue

The Diversity and Dialogue programme is managed by an advisory group with representation from a range of secular and faith-based organisations. Diversity and Dialogue brings young people to work together for a sense of shared citizenship. http://www.diversityanddialogue.org.uk/

3. About the Citizenship Foundation

The Citizenship Foundation is an independent charity (no.801360) which aims to empower individuals to engage in the wider community through education about the law, democracy and society, Founded in 1989, it focuses on developing young people’s citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. Its work includes resources, training, active learning programmes, community projects and research. www.citizenshipfoundation.org.uk

Charity Reg. No. 801360 Company Reg No. 2351363 Registered in England Registered Office, 63 Gee Street, London, EC1V 3RS

4. Future Diversity and Dialogue plans include developing a youth interfaith advocacy group and an urban-rural interfaith exchange programme.

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