black country faiths cabinet
The Black Country Faiths Cabinet is currently in development. Our intention is to provide a Black Country wide communication and co-ordination role, and to influence policy across the Black Country. We are working closely with the Black Country Consortium, and with local faith networks. Dudley Borough Interfaith Network is a key partner in this activity. Join us to find out more. More details available on the Calendar.
working to help voices be heard
The BCFC works to raise a faith based voice on matters of justice and equality where they intersect with regional issues
We work with partners to ensure that even the quietest voices in all of our communities are heard, responding to the common call for justice in each faith tradition.
how do we do this?
Working together in partnership with the Black Country Consortium, we are building relationships with public and voluntary sector leaders across the Black Country. Through these relationships we are able to influence, and to be influenced.
With members of the cabinet from every faith in every Borough, we are able to offer a communication role by sharing information that we gain from groups and network across the area, and from our public sector partners.
We also seek to play a role in co-ordinating activity that benefits our local communities and where appropriate, to spearhead campaigns on matters where a strong voice needs to be heard.
who are we?
The BCFC is chaired by Bishop David Walker, Bishop of Dudley and includes members from a variety of faiths and backgrounds, and from all four Boroughs. Membership of the cabinet is open to anyone who lives in the Black Country Sub-Regional area, or who works in the area in a related capacity. We find agreement around the spirit of the aims of the Cabinet, and agree to abide by the National Interfaith Commitment of values and conduct.
Local faith networks in each of the Boroughs are our key partners, together with other local faith-related networks and organisations. We try to work closely together with these groups and where we can, offer support and encouragement.
We generally meet as a whole once a quarter to raise issues of importance. Additional activites take place inbetween these meetings. You can stay up to date by joining the cabinet, and receiving our newsletters.