The Faith Covenant

Ten years ago, the APPG for Faith and Society supported Birmingham Council and local faith groups to sign the first-ever Faith Covenant (pictured above.)

Since then, 32 Local Authorities have signed up to the Faith Covenant with its principles covering over nine million people.

What is the Faith Covenant?

The Faith Covenant is a joint commitment between faith communities and local authorities to a set of principles that guide engagement, aiming to remove some of the mistrust that exists and to promote open, practical working on all levels.

As Secretariat to the APPG, FaithAction have been at the forefront of this initiative, which sees local authorities committing to work in partnership with faith groups to deliver public services. 

Who's signed the Faith Covenant?

Since 2014, the Covenant has been signed by:

2014: Birmingham
2015: Leeds, Northamptonshire, Barnet, Solihull, Calderdale
2017: Southampton, Blackpool, Essex, Basildon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon
2018: Rochford, Preston, Brighton and Hove
2019: Brentwood, Uttlesford
2020: Castle Point, Harlow
2021: Epping Forest, Wolverhampton
2023: Coventry, West Midlands Combined Authority, Sandwell, Walsall, Dundee, Welwyn Hatfield
2024: Hertfordshire, Greater Manchester Combined Authority

How can I get involved with the Faith Covenant?

Want to bring the Faith Covenant to your area?

Check out our three simple steps for getting starting on your Faith Covenant journey with us.

Interested in the work of the APPG?

Find out more about the All-Party Group on Faith and Society on their website.

The All-Party Group wants to hear from innovative faith-based organisations at work in local communities. They often develop solutions to society’s key problems, but can go unrecognised in Whitehall. We want to see that change. And we will look at whether regulatory changes would enable them better to realise and sustain their potential.

We hope that though this group, we can raise awareness of the fantastic work of faith based organisations that we at FaithAction witness on a daily basis.