Multi-faith youth of Leicester unite against poverty
On Saturday the 18th of September young people of all faiths from around Leicester will join forces for the ‘STAND up against POVERTY event’ in Leicester City Centre from 12-4pm to show their solidarity for the poor.
Filza Agwan, 17 year old HUB member says ‘We intend on making lots of noise on Saturday to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals and the impact will be even bigger as different faith groups are working together on this shared cause.”
Stand Up and Make a Noise in Leicester is organised by the Leicester Interfaith Youth HUB and St. Philip’s Centre, as part of ‘Stand Up and Take Action’, a global mobilisation from 17-19 September, facilitated by the Global Call to Action against Poverty and the UN Millennium Campaign.
For the fourth year in a row, millions of people around the world will “Stand Up and Take Action” to demand that world leaders end poverty and achieve the Millennium Development which are a set of commitments made by 189 nations across the world made in the year 2000 to build a more just world. These include; eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, women’s and children’s rights and health, access to education and the reduction of extreme poverty.
On the day there will be t-shirt giveaways, conga lines, a Mexican wave, lots of fun, games and noise!
Contact Raheema Caratella at the St. Philip’s Centre for more information about our events and projects on 0116 2733459 alternatively see our facebook event http://tiny.cc/tnf5o
Notes to editors:
The Leicester Interfaith Youth HUB- An initiative of the St. Philip’s Centre launched in January 2010 gives young people of different faiths a platform to come together and get involved in social action projects, fundraisers and give back to their community. The HUB’s motto is ‘think global… act local’ so at the same time as fighting global poverty and diseases such as Malaria we take local action in our communities by volunteering.
St Philip’s Centre is a charity set up in 2006 and is rooted in the multi-faith environment of Leicester, the UK’s most ethnically diverse city. We have a superb track record of promoting positive community relations through our dialogue groups, leadership programmes for young people, charitable activities and organisation of community events such as the UK’s first ever Imams Vs Clergy football and cricket matches. St Philip’s Centre also specialises in providing religion and belief training to organisations such as Leicestershire Constabulary and Leicestershire County Council. In 2008 the Centre received a commendation from the Institute of Community Cohesion in recognition of its work in building bridges across cultures.