News / Looking back, looking forward: 3FF in 2012 and 2013

Looking back, looking forward: 3FF in 2012 and 2013


F&BF Communications

21 / 01 / 13

2012 was a very exciting year for us. Not only was it our 15th anniversary, it was also a year when we broke new ground internationally and spread our intercultural methods to places as diverse as USA, Sweden and Burma.

Our team grew and, at the very end of the year, we even moved into new offices (albeit in the same building!) 2013 is a year to build on those foundations, and we hope you will want to support us as we continue to create connections between communities.

Here’s what our teams got up to:



Our Schools Team worked with over 7,000 young people in 2012. A definite highlight was 3FF Day in June, when 500+ young people at 15 schools took part in interfaith workshops to celebrate our 15th anniversary.

Our Education Awards in October celebrated the inspiring intercultural achievements of students, teachers and senior leaders we work with. We’re continuing to build understanding in schools in 2013, using our brand new training room to train speakers and teachers on our programmes. We’re also looking forward to spreading our award-winning schools work to NYC and Europe – watch this space!


07bIn 2012 we reached over 1,000 people through more than 70 interfaith and intercultural training sessions. Among them were teachers and youth workers, police officers and activists, students and academics, who all recognize the importance of intercultural skills in navigating our increasingly complex world.

3FF brought interfaith facilitation to three continents, as we trained interfaith activists in New York City, Stockholm, and even Yangon, Burma. In 2013 we’re looking forward to welcoming YOU to Interfaith Training at our new training space.


richard-mohanvir-henna-vicky-faraan-and-maryanUndergraduate ParliaMentors received more applications than ever before: 240 applied for the 45 places on the for 2012-13 programme. Throughout 2012 we ran a graduation ceremony, a residential induction event, 2 dialogue events and a lecture featuring Bonnie Greer with over 150 attendees.

Many more people were reached through the inspiring social action projects that the student trios delivered. The projects reached far and wide, raising awareness about issues such as dementia, homelessness and gender stereotypes. For 2013 we look forward to bringing the students together with their MP mentors, recruiting a new cohort of upcoming leaders for the 2013-14 programme and continuing to engage with our alumni.


8099502298_95cec95bc2_bOur ‘Beyond RE’ series of discussions brought together leaders in the field of community relations, education and policy for ground-breaking discussions on the role of education, schools and communities in promoting two-way integration.

In 2013 we will be disseminating the lessons learned, involving more political leaders in our work, and leading the way for policy on integration, community cohesion and intercultural education for a diverse society.

Urban Dialogues

Our Urban Dialogues 2012 exhibition broke all previous attendance records: 1,116 people visited Red Gallery over 10 days. Among these were 335 school children from 12 schools across London who did gallery trails and artist-led workshops, and 400 people from London’s diverse communities who came to our vibrant Festival Night.

In 2013 we’ll continue to build the network that began at our ‘Female Voices‘ day with more women-only events in cultural spaces. We’ll develop the Urban Dialogues education programme, with artists visiting schools. We are also planning a series of ‘pop-up’ Urban Dialogues events this year – we’ll keep you posted!

Do you want to help make 2013 a great year for interfaith relations? Get involved with 3FF

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