Faith, Hoops and Charity and the role of faith groups in levelling up
In the first of a new series of blogs, Will Watt, Founder of State of Life and co-author of the House of Good report for the National Churches Trust and contributor to FaithAction’s “Building Back Better: The Role of Faith” Conference last year, looks at […]
All together now… or are we?
Have you ever had a song that you can’t get out of your head, a brainworm that will not go away? All Together Now by The Farm has been that song for me. It was a Christmas hit about solidarity in the First World War—the […]
“Freedom Day”: a time for faithful neighbours
The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that from 19th July 2021 most of the remaining COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted. Once we get past the predictable political back and forth, which forms the theatre of any government announcement, we see that the mismatch of […]
Community Champions Programme – What did we learn?
For the last four months, FaithAction were commissioned by Strengthening Faith Institutions to run our Community Champions programme, to encourage people within certain high-risk communities to get themselves vaccinated against COVID-19 and to keep themselves COVID safe, and to gather insight on the major issues […]
Sajid Javid—What now for the new Health and Social Care Secretary?
The arrival of Sajid Javid as the new Health and Social Care Secretary could signal a new opportunity for the government’s approach to health inequalities. At a Parliamentary event celebrating Creative English, Mr. Javid recalled attending doctor’s appointments as a child to interpret for his […]
The power of inter-faith partnership in Tower Hamlets
FaithAction have worked with Coventry University and Tower Hamlets Inter Faith Forum (THIFF) for the past three years. We were pleased to recently commence another year working as secretariat to THIFF and wanted to highlight to our members the important work being done through this […]
One year on: findings from our Faith COVID focus groups
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.
Rebuilding our internal architecture
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. […]
Do you have five minutes? Take our Five-in-Five survey!
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 […]
Community Champions and A Better Chance training
FaithAction is working in partnership with Strengthening Faith Institutions as part of MHCLG’s Community Champions scheme, a £23.75 million scheme to help those communities most badly affected by COVID and boost vaccine uptake within these communities. Our Community Champions Our 30 Community Champions, from organisations […]