Camden Faith Leaders’ Forum Interfaith Event
“Can Faith Respond to the Challenges of the 2020s” was the topic discussed by a panel of religious leaders at Camden Council Faith Leaders’ Forum hosted by Hampstead Synagogue. Those on the panel were Rabbi Dr. Michael Harris, of Hampstead Synagogue, Iman Fathi Labidi of the Muslim World League and Rev. Dr. Ayla Lepine from St. Martin’s Church, Gospel Oak. The chairman was Anthony Ostrin.
Rev. Dr. Lepine, a priest and art historian, spoke about her project in conjunction with the National Gallery combining Art and Religion and how it brings people together.
Iman Labidi’s presentation discussed the challenges of poverty in these unstable times. How faith acts as a reminder to support each other.
Rabbi Dr. Harris felt that society was currently overwhelmed by technology and indicated the connection between religion and the environment.
Numerous questions, from the audience in the hall and via Zoom, were put to the panel ranging from, mistrust, fear, debt and the lack of faith. The meeting was closed by a vote of thanks given by the synagogue’s chair Madeleine Abramson.