What we’ve found: regional roundtables on community cohesion
After three weeks of travelling the country virtually, the FaithAction team has currently spoken to members of faith communities in six of the nine English regions, with the final three taking place this week. Our goal was to talk about the role faith communities around […]
What is Moral Injury?
We have all had new experiences during this pandemic. Some good, some bad, some unique to us as individuals, and some shared in common across our national and global communities. One thing that is true for all of us is that, in some shape or […]
“You can still come with me!” — seven tips for encouraging a sense of integration and belonging in the ‘new normal’
Despite its (many) challenges, this extended lockdown has resulted in an increased sense of belonging for many vulnerable individuals. Communities rose to the challenge of supporting practical needs and the help of neighbours and organisations helped many to feel visible, valuable, and connected. For others, […]
Faith Groups: Supporting your Members’ Mental Health
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on mental health, as we all grapple with the challenges of increased isolation and uncertainty. However, here at FaithAction, we feel that faith groups can play a significant role at this time in supporting those struggling with […]
We’re all in this together
It is hard to comprehend what is going on in the world right now. Like most people throughout the UK, the team here at FaithAction are all now working from home. It could be so easy to fall into a negative mindset at a time […]
We’re in extraordinary days: what’s my part to play?
As we face the current crisis around COVID-19 (or Coronavirus) more and more guidance is starting to appear, particularly advice to organisations and communities. Yet beyond the questions on gatherings and hand washing, there is always that internal preparation that we each individually need to […]
With thanks to you, our members…
What a year it has been! Characterised nationally by division, faith groups the length and breadth of the country have, nevertheless, continued to serve our communities and individuals regardless of the colour of their politics, creed, or national heritage. As we have so often found, […]
Looking after each other’s mental health: faith groups on the frontline
A friend of mine began to experience some unusual symptoms. Chest pains. Difficulty sleeping. At one point, he felt like he was having a heart attack. Alongside this came feelings of stress in situations that wouldn’t normally have been stressful, and persistent unreasonable thoughts. There […]
Why young people need trusted adults
Young people will experience many different relationships throughout their teenage years; short lived friendships, ones that have been built on trust over a number of years and ones that will continue to grow throughout their adult lives. However, life in their final years at school, […]
Faith and sustainable development: what have we been doing?
The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals are a way of focusing attention on the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. There are 17 in all, with targets set for each that should show progress by […]