The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Faith and Society, of which FaithAction is the secretariat, believes that faith groups have a great deal to offer as providers and advocates for the communities in which they serve, and that some of their potential is being unnecessarily overlooked at present.
To help tackle the problem, the Group has drafted a Covenant which can be adopted by faith groups and local authorities in cities across the UK. Together, local authorities and faith communities should work out a local version of the commitments below, according to the priorities and needs of that locality.
The Covenant was officially launched in December 2014, when Birmingham’s City Council and faith groups became the first in the country to sign up to the Faith Covenant. This was followed by the signing of the Faith Covenant in Leeds in March 2015.