The LSE Faith Centre is a state of the art multi-faith facility used for worship, prayer, interfaith discussion and hospitality by the diverse student body at LSE. Its purpose is threefold:
to meet fully our requirements under the Single Equality Act by providing the spaces necessary for different religious groups to pray, worship and explore their faith together on campus.
to be a centre for interfaith dialogue and common endeavour that seeks to address the religious tensions underlying many campus disputes and that increasingly characterise the world into which our students will graduate.
to provide a reflective space on a hectic campus where both students and staff can take time out away from noise and the stress of work either individually or in organised meditations, yoga, tai chi and so on.
This innovative centre is of immense importance at a time when we are seeing religion become an increasingly contentious issue in international politics, and thus inevitably on university campuses. Graduates from LSE go on to be future leaders in business and government, and the tolerance and understanding we can foster in such a centre could make a major contribution to our future peace.