Our desire is to bring together teenagers from different faiths and cultures to build friendships, explore faith and change lives.
THE FEAST WELCOMES A NEW PATRON
We are thrilled that Dr Beverly Lindsay OBE, OD and Vice Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands has agreed to become a patron for The Feast. Her work with the Caribbean community, business life, church involvement and work for the Lieutenancy means that Beverly is well placed to represent The Feast in a wide variety of contexts. In this our 10th anniversary year we are keen to expand and diversify the communities and young people.
This month’s story actually comes from our archives. It was written by Dumaeza Nhlapo, who has been The Feast Youth Worker in Tower Hamlets since 2014.
Making Meaningful Friendships
In February 2019, Muslim girls from a homework club at a community centre and Christian girls from a local church met for the first time. It was Shirley who brought them together. Shirley volunteers at the community centre. She is also a youth leader at her church.
Canon Dr Andrew Smith – or as he is more widely known, Smeeee, is the Founder and Chair of Trustees of The Feast
So it seemed only fitting for this, our last ‘10 Years & 10 Stories’ reflections, to ask Andrew how The Feast has personally impacted him.
My name is Linda and my experience with The Feast and the Guidelines for Dialogue has really transformed the way I interact with those who have different life perspectives to me.
In faith, we
a transformed world, in which all people are confident in their beliefs and identity, embrace diversity and able to flourish alongside one another in peaceful, loving and inclusive communities.
Young people are
The Feast believes young people are the game changers to build such a transformed world. We are a faith-based, youth-centred movement which encourages young people to be resilient and confident in their beliefs and identity, able to build meaningful friendships with people who are different from themselves, able to honestly and respectfully discuss beliefs and challenging issues and are committed to living well with their neighbours as peacemakers.