JBCL regularly attends interfaith events in Leeds and is supporter of these local groups:

Concord – Leeds Interfaith Fellowship

Peace Service in Leeds Civic Hall 2016.

Concord is one of the oldest interfaith groups in the UK, founded 40 years ago. It exists to foster friendship, trust, tolerance, understanding and co-operation among members of the faith communities of multi-cultural Leeds.

The group also works closely with the Leeds Faith Forum and is affiliated to the national Interfaith Network for the UK.

Some of the faiths Concord brings together:
Baha’is, Brahma Kumaris, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Pagans, Sikhs and others.

Its aims are:

  • to advance public knowledge and mutual understanding of the teachings, traditions and practices of the different faith communities in the Leeds Metropolitan District, and to nurture respect and friendly relations by facilitating interfaith dialogue and organising educational and cultural events;
  • to promote and to work for justice, peace and social harmony for the public benefit in the multi-cultural Leeds Metropolitan District by advocacy, by focused public events and projects, and by co-operating with other organisations that have similar objectives.

Leeds Faiths Forum

Peace event at Merrion Centre 2015.

The essence of the work of Leeds Faiths Forum is 
centred on bringing people together through their faiths 
and beliefs to share the Commonalities and to 
respect the differences. Only in this way can we 
take steps towards creating cohesive and 
harmonious communities.

The forum is an annual membership organisation open 
to faith groups and groups of groups, who agree with 
the aims and aspirations of our constitution

The forum works in partnership with Leeds City Council, various voluntary, community and faith sector organisations.