We know that, all around the UK, faith-based organisations are finding the solutions to the pressing needs faced by communities. However, it is often the case that this work goes unnoticed by the wider sector.

Because of this, we’re working to create FaithLab, a place to identify all the work that is being done, to collect together the evidence of their effectiveness, and drawing out lessons to advise policy development.

Some of this work will be commissioned by FaithAction itself, and some will come from partnerships we’ll enter in with other organisations. In other cases, we’ll be highlighting work done by others that’s already out there but you might not have seen.

What is Community?

A report by FaithAction and David Simmons

The Impact of Faith-Based Organisations on Public Health and Social Capital

By Lucy November

What a Difference Faith Makes... to Alcohol Use

A report by FaithAction

External Evaluation of the Creative English Programme

By the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University.

What a Difference Faith Makes… to Homelessness

A report by FaithAction

Inspiring Others The Impact of Faith on Public Health

A collection of case studies by FaithAction

Places of Worship as Sites of Black Minority Ethnic Health Promotion in Bradford

By Prof. Emma Tomalin and Dr Jo Sadgrove, University of Leeds

Faith and Public Finance: Faith responses to the financial crisis

By Public Spirit