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Faith in Social Action: Where Next?

Over 100 activists, practitioners, researchers and policy makers gathered on 24th May to discuss strategic issues for faith based social action.  Click on the link to see papers as they become available.

FbRN communication systems are changing.

If you need to contact FbRN please use Steve Miller's email address - stevemiller at

Change is in the air at FbRN ...

Our office move and ICT changes are just a part of a larger organisation change for FbRN.

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Building Networks Across Difference

Tue 17th Feb
A full-day training workshop exploring networking within and between faith communities. We will situate networks in individual contexts, and share knowledge, signposting and challenges through interactive sessions.

Re-awakening the Sacred: Business and economics

Wed 21st Jan
Following a successful talk last year on gift economy and a new economic paradigm, St Ethelburga's are exploring this theme for a second time.  

Building a politics of hope

Tue 24th Feb
Exploring the role and impact of faith-based leadership in local communities

Peace Conference and On-going Peace Work

At the recent Peace Conference we organised with London Peace Network and Cordoba Foundation there was a demonstrable enthusiasm for continued practical work on peace-building activities.

Finance and Fundraising Round-Up

News on the latest opportunities for funding from local and national sources around the UK. From £200 to hundreds of thousands, what could your organisation be considered for?

Organisational Development Resources

Beginnings and endings …  Resources for growth and restructure - including is it time to close your organisation down?  

Office support roles at St Ethelburga's

St Ethelburga's


St Ethelburga's seeking various roles

Full-time support role becoming available soon

St Etheleburga's much-loved Office and Facilities Manager is leaving and we are are seeking a replacement. If you think you have what it takes to look after our office processes and our building we'd love to hear from you.  This is a demanding but potentially very rewarding role at the heart of our team.  It would suit someone with a mature outlook who is grounded, practical and efficient and loves to be busy.  Luckily Susan has set up some great systems and written thorough manuals on how to handle it all, so you'll be well trained up.   If you are interested email with your CV.  

Part time bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience

We are currently looking for a bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience to work at our Centre.  If you are interested please with your CV. 

St Ethelburga's internships

Interns work four days a week and have a great introduction to working life and to peace-building, as well as a much-valued place on our team.  We run a rolling internship scheme, accepting applictions every 3 months, for the following roles:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Fundraising Appeal Coordinator

National and International Opportunities through FbRN

Local faith-based groups could access knowledge-building trips and more through FbRN sources.

Interfaith training workshop - St Ethelburgha's & Christian Muslim Forum

Mon 20th Oct
Full-day training workshop, aimed at all those seeking to develop a solid foundation for working or volunteering in interfaith initiatives.

Community Matters Conference 2014

Sat 22nd Nov
The theme of the 2014 conference is 'Building a successful future - Making the most of your building, your people and your connections'

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Pecan is a Peckham-based charity changing the lives of long-term unemployed people, ex-offenders and the disadvantaged: we never stop believing in the potential for change in everyone.

policy and information stories

Faith in Social Action event - Tuesday 24th May

Draft programme - subject to revision

Training Tuesdays are back!

MORE CHANCES TO LEARN WITH FbRN! If you want to know more about social media or governance, join us...

FbRN Stakeholder meeting - Wednesday 25th February

FbRN has been in existence for just over ten years serving as a central resource to faith based social action providers across the country.  


Three Faiths Forum

For 18 years, 3FF, the Three Faiths Forum, has worked to build good relations between people of different faiths, beliefs and cultures. 

We have developed ground-breaking and award-winning programmes in education, leadership, training and the arts, rooted in a progressive approach to interfaith/intercultural work that includes non-religious groups, and takes into account the complexity of people’s identities.

Our work has been recognised by a range of international bodies: the UN’s Alliance of Civilizations and the Baring Foundation have both commended our work. In 2014 we won the Doha International Interfaith Award, the Shap Award for schools, and were named Camden Mayor’s Charity of the Year.

Now we are looking for a new Director to lead the next stage of 3FF's development. 

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A confident leader who is able to motivate and attract people towards 3FF’s goals
  • An excellent communicator who is able to build relationships of trust
  • Ambitious and motivated – looking to achieve big aims for the organisation, and able to secure the funds to achieve those aims

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people with non-religious or religious beliefs.



  • To request an application pack, please email  '+'' + ''; // --> .
  • After you have read the full pack, submit your application here.

Deadline for application: 23rd February (10am)
Interviews to take place: 9th March 
Ideal start: June

To ensure a fair recruitment process, staff have been asked not to respond in detail to questions about the role. For written responses, please email our Deputy Director, Rachel Silveira.

We may close applications before this date, so we encourage you to apply early.

Please note that we do not wish to be contacted by recruitment agencies about this role.

Introduction to Social Media - Workshop

Tue 10th Feb
Connecting with the online world can seem like just another demand on already-stretched time, a mysterious new way of communicating with its own language and customs and a poor substitute to face-to-face conversations. We’ll show you what you’re missing! An afternoon workshop as part of FbRN's Training Tuesdays programme.

Research Assistant and Development Officer

Woolf Institute

There are two current vacancies at the Woolf Institute. Closing dates vary:

Research Assistant

Shana Cohen (Sociology Department/Woolf Institute) is looking for a research assistant to support grant writing applications. The candidate should be able to start by the end of January and work until the end of May. The person should be a PhD candidate in the Social Sciences or Humanities, preferably with an interest in migration and/or religion, and be able to commit to at least 65 hours of work during the three month period. Pay will be hourly and following the university pay scale (including NIS).

  • Please email a cover letter, CV, the name of one reference, and a writing sample to Tina Steiner by Friday 16th January, 2015. Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 26th January.
  • Please email any enquiries to

Development Officer (part-time)

The Woolf Institute has an opening for a part-time role in its Development Office supporting funding applications towards its outreach projects, for programmes such as Diversity in End of Life Care. Full training will be given, and therefore the role would suit someone interested in developing skills in preparing grant applications.

For a full job description please see here.

  • Please email a covering letter, CV, and the name of one reference, to Matthew Teather by Friday 30th January 2015
  • Please email any enquiries to:

What Next For Politics And Charities?

With the election on the horizon do you want to know what the major parties are thinking about their relationship with charities and social enterprises?

New resource from DCLG - Local communities and civil protection

The Department for Communities and Local Government and Voluntary Sector Civil Protection Forum have been working together to develop a short guide for Local Resilience Forums and faith communities engaged in civil protection.

'Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook' - new edition

Written for claimants and their advisers, CPAG’s annually updated Handbook is the definitive guide to all welfare benefits and tax credits. 

New postdoctoral fellowship - Ethical Monotheism

The Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London announces a new three-year postdoctoral position and a PhD studentship in Ethical Monotheism, funded by the Exilarch’s Foundation. 

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Belief in Social Action: Exploring faith groups' responses to local needs

FBRN working together with Third Sector Research Centre and the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion (TSRC Working Paper 137)