It’s Loneliness Awareness Week in the UK, and we’re keen to hear from you: what does loneliness mean to you and your organisation? How have you been tackling loneliness this past year? What challenges do you see in the weeks and months ahead? The background: […]
On this very day last year, 10 June 2020, we held our first virtual focus groups. At that time, we were emerging from the first lockdown, with the new ‘rule-of-six’ permitted for outdoor meetings, and the first pupils returning to schools.
We completed six other single-faith focus groups that week, along with one women’s multifaith group, and though we slowed the frequency later in the year, we kept these focus groups running consistently throughout the entire year.
This week, Daniel spoke to Revd Dr Gillian Straine – Anglican priest, physicist, cancer survivor, and director of the Guild of Health. Gillian shared her thoughts on the role her faith has played during her life and work, especially through experiences of suffering during the past and the present crisis.
We have all accessed health or social care services at some point in our lives. Some of us have received good care, and others, not so good. What do you do when you receive an excellent service? What do you do when you receive care […]
It was David Lammy MP who first proposed the idea: why don’t we draw up a “charter” to help overcome some of the challenges met by faith groups who want to work with councils? The suggestion came off the back of a series of roundtables […]
When we first went into lockdown last year, I’ll be honest, figuring out how to run drama sessions online wasn’t very high on my list of priorities. I was more immediately concerned with how I would access the books I needed to write my MA […]
Sadiq Khan has secured his second term as Mayor of London. In his acceptance speech following his successful re-election, Khan focused on the need to ‘build bridges’ – between City Hall and Government, between the capital and the rest of the country, and between the […]
The New York Times reports on a new term being coined by psychologists – Languishing. This is the real and developing mental health complaint caused by the COVID lockdowns. “It wasn’t burnout — we still had energy. It wasn’t depression — we didn’t feel hopeless. […]
On this episode of Faithful Leaders, Daniel speaks with Deepak Naik, a community leader from Coventry and one of our Community Champions about COVID, the vaccine, and what positives we can take from the crisis.
Recently, the FaithAction team met to take stock and think about our direction of travel for the next few years. We pondered the impact of the pandemic on our normal work – how, in so many ways, 2020 did not unfold as expected. There were […]