On Sunday 18th November, a signing ceremony of the Brighton and Hove Faith Covenant will take place at Hove Town Hall during the Celebrating Faith 2018 event hosted by Brighton & Hove Faith in Action.
The Faith Covenant is a joint commitment between faith communities and local authorities to a set of principles that guide engagement, aiming to remove some of the mistrust that exists and to promote open, practical working on all levels.
The Faith Covenant was approved by the City Council with unanimous political support in October, has the support of 70 faith groups in the city, and heralds a closer working relationship between the City Council and the Faith Community in the delivery of social welfare and community development projects.
The Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP who chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group Faith and Society that devised and promotes the Faith Covenant, will attend the signing ceremony and give a speech. He will be joined by the Bishop of Lewes, the Rt Revd Richard Jackson, Councillor Dan Yates the Leader of the City Council and the Archbishop of Selsey, Metropolitan Jerome OSJV the Vice-chair of BHFA.
The Faith Covenant has been adopted by 12 local authorities across the country since its launch in 2014, covering over 5 million people. The signing ceremony will take place at 3pm in Hove Town Hall and the media is invited to join us.
Date: 14th November 2018
Contact: Rik Child, BHFA Chair 07944 594 988