News from the All-Party Parliamentary Group

Faith Covenant Forum Meeting, 9 March 2023

On 9th March 2023, the APPG on Faith and Society hosted its seventh Faith Covenant Forum, a virtual roundtable discussion providing an opportunity for faith and local authority representative from Covenant areas to hear about intersting topics relevant to them and share learning and best practice.

This forum meeting was chaired by Sir Stephen Timms MP, Chair of the APPG. We were pleased to be joined by Paul Woodman from City Life Church, Southampton and Canon Hilary Barber, Vicar of Halifax Minster and former vice-chair of Calderdale Interfaith Council, who shared insight on why their areas decided to re-sign their Covenants. We were also delighted to be joined by Esther Platt from Good Faith Partnership who shared about the Warm Welcome programme, a scheme to help places of worship open their doors for their community to help them deal with the cost of living crisis. We also heard updates from a number of other Covenant and prospective Covenant areas.

For minutes of the meeting, see here.

If you are interested in learning more about the Faith Covenant or how you might set one up in your Local Authority Area, please contact [email protected]