Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith 2.0

Launched 7th September 2022

This research, led by Professor Chris Baker of Goldsmiths, University of London, builds on 2020’s Keeping the Faith, looking at the extent to which COVID-19 has changed the nature of partnership working between faith groups and local authorities, and what this means for post-pandemic Britain.

Keeping the Faith 2.0 was launched in Westminster on Wednesday 7th September, with an exciting line-up of speakers including Paul Scully MP, Minister of State for Local Government, Faith and Communities, and a panel discussion chaired by Sir Stephen Timms MP.

Keeping the Faith

Launched 5th November 2020

Keeping the Faith was published by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Faith and Society and the Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. The report found that collaboration between local authorities and faith groups dramatically increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A survey was sent to all 408 local authorities in the UK and 55 in-depth interviews were conducted with local authority leaders and co-ordinators of faith-based projects across 10 sample local authorities.