Find out about FbRN

New Blog - Faith and Food Banks

"This is not a debate about whether people are hungry or not – that is given – but about what happens next."

 Mohammed Mamdani on the role of faith communities in food banks and hunger.

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 Media and Change

Recent events in Hong Kong show us that more than just a communication tool, social media is a force for community change. 

social action stories

Peace Conference and On-going Peace Work

At the recent Peace Conference we organised with London Peace Network and Cordoba Foundation there was a demonstrable enthusiasm for continued practical work on peace-building activities.

Finance and Fundraising Round-Up

News on the latest opportunities for funding from local and national sources around the UK. From £200 to hundreds of thousands, what could your organisation be considered for?

Organisational Development Resources

Beginnings and endings …  Resources for growth and restructure - including is it time to close your organisation down?  

Office support roles at St Ethelburga's

St Ethelburga's


St Ethelburga's seeking various roles

Full-time support role becoming available soon

St Etheleburga's much-loved Office and Facilities Manager is leaving and we are are seeking a replacement. If you think you have what it takes to look after our office processes and our building we'd love to hear from you.  This is a demanding but potentially very rewarding role at the heart of our team.  It would suit someone with a mature outlook who is grounded, practical and efficient and loves to be busy.  Luckily Susan has set up some great systems and written thorough manuals on how to handle it all, so you'll be well trained up.   If you are interested email with your CV.  

Part time bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience

We are currently looking for a bookkeeper-accountant with charity experience to work at our Centre.  If you are interested please with your CV. 

St Ethelburga's internships

Interns work four days a week and have a great introduction to working life and to peace-building, as well as a much-valued place on our team.  We run a rolling internship scheme, accepting applictions every 3 months, for the following roles:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Fundraising Appeal Coordinator

National and International Opportunities through FbRN

Local faith-based groups could access knowledge-building trips and more through FbRN sources.

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

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


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:

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, 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

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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

What Next For Politics And Charities?

With the election on the horizon do you want to know what the major parties are thinking about their relationship with charities and social enterprises?

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
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.

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Peace building in the 21st Century - VIDEO

Highlights of the Peace Conference organised by FbRN, The Cordoba Foundation and London Peace Network on September 21st 2014.