Faith and Society APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To highlight the contribution to society by faith-based organisations, to identify best practice, and to promote understanding of the groups providing innovative solutions around the country.

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Recent Documents related to Faith and Society

1. Tearfund - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Beyond Aid: The UK’s Strategic Engagement in Africa - Foreign Affairs Committee
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Found: in Africa, particularly in contexts where civil society is disempowered by repressive governments. Therefore

2. Faith New Deal Pilot Fund
09/09/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Guidance Faith New Deal Pilot Fund Guidance on how to apply for the £1 million Faith New Deal Pilot

3. Official Statistics: Cabinet Office statistics: standards and policies
19/06/2019 - Cabinet Office
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Found: Office Minister for Civil Society Director Ð Office for Civil Society Deputy Director Ð Social

4. Humanitarian crises monitoring: impact of coronavirus
29/04/2020 - Inquiry: Humanitarian crises monitoring: impact of coronavirus - International Development Committee
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Found: local humanitarian responders, including local faith actors in shaping context appropriate responses

5. ‘Keeping the Faith – Partnerships between faith groups and local authorities during and beyond the pandemic’
09/09/2021 - Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
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Found: Keeping the Faith Partnerships between faith groups and local authorities during and beyond the pandemic

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Recent Speeches related to Faith and Society

1. Covid-19: Faith Groups
11/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: attention to the extraordinary scale and value of faith groups’ contributions in response to the pandemic - Speech Link

2. Education (Assemblies) Bill [HL]
10/09/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: parents are also reported on the National Secular Society website.The world 50 or even 20 years ago - Speech Link
2: it seems to make sense in modern 21st-century society. However, it is part of a far more complicated - Speech Link

3. Religious Schools: Admission Policies
29/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Lords, many schools with faith-based admissions have diverse intakes. Faith schools do not have significantly - Speech Link
2: religion, and 53% of rural primary schools are faith schools. Almost three in 10 families in England - Speech Link
3: Lords, I have used faith schools and my children do so. Is it not true that faith schools are extremely - Speech Link

4. Commonwealth Summit: Faith Leaders
15/01/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: Government how they will ensure the engagement of faith leaders in events around the Commonwealth Summit - Speech Link
2: Meeting in London in April this year, when faith leaders, civil society, business leaders and young people will - Speech Link
3: place then has transformed many of the UK’s own faith communities. What plans do Her Majesty’s Government - Speech Link

5. Places of Worship: Protective Security Funding
07/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: terrorists in Sri Lankan churches as they observed their faith on Easter Sunday. More victims were targeted in - Speech Link
2: fear and apprehension for those practising their faith in places of worship. But this cannot be regarded - Speech Link
3: organisations and civil society, including of course faith organisations and faith communities, will be - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Faith and Society
1. Faith Schools
asked by: Crispin Blunt
23/07/2021
... what estimate he has made of the number of pupils with no reasonable choice other than to attend a faith school due to lack of secular provision in their area.

2. Faith Schools
asked by: Rachael Maskell
18/10/2021
... what assessment he has made of the capital budget of faith-based schools when they are ringfenced within holding budgets.

3. Iran: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Rachel Hopkins
15/12/2020
... what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterparts on reports of members of the Baha’i community being denied access to university through the Iranian state university application process; and if he will make a statement.

4. Iran: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Rachel Hopkins
11/01/2021
... what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on reports of members of the Baha’i community being imprisoned or banned from public sector employment where they have academic qualifications issued by the Baha’i Institute for Higher Education; and if he will make a statement.

5. Yemen: Baha'i Faith
asked by: Ruth Jones
21/09/2020
... Yemen on 22 August 2020 in which six Baha'i's who were pardoned and released from custody were declared fugitives; and if he will make a statement.

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10 Current APPG Officers
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Jon Cruddas Portrait
Jon Cruddas
Vice Chair
Labour - Dagenham and Rainham
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Singh of Wimbledon Portrait
Lord Singh of Wimbledon
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Baroness Neuberger Portrait
Baroness Neuberger
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
No other APPG Memberships
David Lammy Portrait
David Lammy
Secretary
Labour - Tottenham
Joined: 30th July 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Alevis , British Jews
Steve Double Portrait
Steve Double
Treasurer
Conservative - St Austell and Newquay
Joined: 30th July 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Stephen Timms MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4000.

Email: timmss@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Matthew Allen, FaithAction, LifeLine House, 25 Neville Road, Dagenham RM8 3QS. Tel: 0800 804 8829

Email: matthew.allen@faithaction.net

Secretariat:

FaithAction acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.faithaction.net/

Group's Website:

http://www.faithandsociety.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
21 Jan 2021
Source
FaithAction
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2021 To : 20/01/2022
Value
£6,001
Date
21 Jan 2020
Source
FaithAction
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/01/2020 To : 20/01/2021
Value
£6,001
Date
18 Jul 2018
Source
FaithAction
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2018 To : 17/07/2019
Value
£3,001
Date
18 Jul 2017
Source
FaithAction
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/07/2017 To : 17/07/2018
Value
£3,001
Date
7 Jun 2016
Source
FaithAction
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/06/2016 To : 06/06/2017
Value
£3,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Faith and Society APPG

Former APPG Officers
Gary Streeter Portrait
Gary Streeter
Vice Chair
Conservative - South West Devon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 21st November 2018
Lord Tyler Portrait
Lord Tyler
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017