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Blog: What's happening in faith-based social action around the world?

From the UK to South Africa to the USA, faith is motivating the common good. 

Peace Conference 15th September

A challenging and moving peace-building conference - click below for a summary.

social action stories

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

Mon 20th Oct
London
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
London
The theme of the 2014 conference is 'Building a successful future - Making the most of your building, your people and your connections'

Internships

Three Faiths Forum

3FF's Internship Programme is designed to give plenty of valuable skills and experience by working closely with one of 3FF's teams.

Interns work alongside 3FF's dedicated staff members at the Kentish Town offices on one of their many projects. Interns play an active role in the organisation and are given the the opportunity to become involved in all aspects of the work, from organising workshops and events, facilitating the arts activities, to helping run leadership programme.

To find out more about the experience and skills interns can expect to gain from the programme, go here.

Application details

3FF are now recruiting for internships starting 23 September 2014. The deadline for applications is 9am on 9 September 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an assessment day on 16 September 2014.

More info here: http://www.3ff.org.uk/internships/apply.php

Field Development Manager

The Feast

The Feast is looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join our charity, to manage and develop the delivery of our youthwork nationally.

The purpose of the role is to manage and develop the delivery of The Feast’s distinct approach to youthwork in each of our UK locations.

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic candidate who will:

  • join the leadership team of The Feast;
  • supervise our team of youthworkers;
  • lead on the expansion of our training initiatives and resources;
  • explore ways to enhance our service to schools.

The position is full time (37.5 hours/week), based at our Sparkhill office in Birmingham, with regular travel to regional locations.

More information on The Feast and the role, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded here

To apply, please send a CV and Covering Letter BY POST, to ‘FDM Vacancy, The Feast, The Faithful Neighbourhoods Centre, 10 Court Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham, B11 4LX’. Emailed applications will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th September. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be held on Monday 15th September. 

For more information, please contact Hannah Dickson at hannah@thefeast.org.uk, or 0121 675 1158.

Peace Conference - Peace Building in the 21st Century

On Monday 15th of September, FbRN with The Cordoba Foundation and the London Peace Network organised a ground-breaking conference to celebrate International Peace Day

Keeping on below the radar

Tue 16th Sep
Birmingham
Third Sector Research Centre's sixth below the radar reference group and mini conference will be an opportunity to inform future research on the voluntary and community sector.

Destitute Refugees and Migrants – What can I do?

Sat 20th Sep
London
Open Space event to discuss the lack of housing for many migrants in London.

Locality '14 Annual Convention

Mon 17th Nov - Tue 18th Nov
Cardiff
With a theme of 'Doing the right thing' Locality's annual convention looks at how Community groups are in a stronger position than ever to create enterprising, vibrant places where people want to live. Attendees will get practical tips and a chance to meet others who are changing communities for the better.

The DSC Social Change Awards 2014

Nominations are now open for the DSC Social Change Awards, celebrating passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.

Finance and Membership Officer

Community Matters

Join the team at Community Matters – we are enthusiastic and committed to be the voice of grassroots community organisations and to delivering tools and services that help them to make a difference in their local communities.

Job Reference CM-CSM2014/07

Finance and Membership Officer (21 hours per week @ £13+ per hour)

Community Matters (The National Federation of Community Organisations) is seeking an experienced administrator to work on

  • Finance: invoice and payment processing, payroll
  • Accounts: keeping QuickBooks up to date, downloading reports and assisting with the annual accounts
  • Membership: applications and renewals and the Access membership database

This is a part time post (21 hours) and our preference is for the hours to be spread over 4 or 5 working days, but we will also consider equally candidates who prefer to work 3 full days. 

The job is based at our London office at 12-20 Baron Street, London, N1 9LL, close to Angel tube station.  Salary £14,400 for 21 hours or about £13.20 per hour (based on full time annual salary £24,000) plus 3% pension contribution.

  • The closing date for applications to reach us is Friday 15th August. 
  • Interviews are planned for Friday 25th August.  Please confirm your availability for interview on that day when applying. 
  • Don’t forget to include details of two recent referees as requested on the application form.

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    Pecan

    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

    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. 

    The Intercultural Innovation Award - Call for applications

    Ten organizations with grassroots projects that promote intercultural understanding in new and sustainable ways will be awarded funding and strategic support by the BMW Group and the UNAOC. 

    The People's Millions - Funding news

    Running since 2005, the People’s Millions is an annual TV competition run by the Big Lottery Fund and ITV News which awards Lottery funding to community projects that improve the lives of local people.

    New resources from DSC publications

    Updated resources from the Directory of Social Change. 

    Theos launch The Future of Welfare collection

    Think tank Theos have curated a collection of 12 essays from the country's leading thinkers on welfare exploring the moral logic of and future hopes for the welfare 

    Supporting Community Housing

    Tue 18th Mar
    Hereford
    Free half-day seminar on supporting community housing for local authorities, other partners and community groups.

    News on the Lobbying Act

    Further information following the passing of the Lobbying bill.

    Lots of fundraising resources!

    Here are a few useful links to funding around the country, resources, skills training, grants and how to apply.