Faith builds community policy

The Faith Builds Community Policy is a two-part document which has been collaboratively created by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, interfaith charity the Faith & Belief Forum, and the Barking and Dagenham Faith Forum. Together the three parties undertook extensive engagement with stakeholders in the local community and facilitated the creation of a shared action plan.

The vision of this document is ‘a better connected, faith friendly borough, where people of all backgrounds feel safe, celebrated, and included’.

This document recognises the role that all organisations and residents in Barking and Dagenham have in realising this vision and lays out the vision in seven main themes;

  1. Celebrating faith-based social action
  2. Responding to hate crime and prejudice
  3. Accessing space and buildings
  4. Safeguarding vulnerable people
  5. Respecting different faiths
  6. Faiths working together
  7. Promoting diverse voices

Alongside the Barking & Dagenham Faith Forum, we will continue to journey the actions within the policy and work together with the wider faith community to realise the overall vision.

Faith Builds Community policy part 1 (PDF, 3MB)

Faith Builds Community policy part 2 (PDF, 570KB)

Faith Builds Community policy information leaflet (PDF, 600KB)