Faith based engagement

“There comes a point where we need to stop just pulling people out of the river. We need to go upstream and find out why they’re falling in.” Desmond Tutu

Faith-based organisations in Northern Ireland have an important and distinctive place and reach in society and their community work plays an important role in communities where they deliver many interventions on various themes by engaging large numbers of volunteers in a range of social and community development activities.  In recognition of this the Department for Communities currently funds a Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP). This funding programme is under review however, in the interim, NICVA and RCN are supporting some of this work including providing direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions. 

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Updates

Faith-based engagement training sessions - early 2020

The Department for Communities currently funds a Faith Based Engagement Strand under the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) which provides direct support to faith based organisations through a range of seminars and training sessions.

NICVA Releases Findings from Northern Ireland Faith Survey

NICVA recently completed research on the faith based sector in Northern Ireland, which established the community work conducted by these organisations, outside of regular worship, and identified their training/support needs.

Queen's Graduates Play Key Role in NICVA's Research Team

NICVA recently participated in an Internship Programme with Queen's University and Santander, and through the scheme employed two Research Interns to support the Research Team. This article sheds light on their contribution to the NICVA team. 

NICVA Launches NI Faith Survey

NICVA has launched a short online survey for all faith based organisations in Northern Ireland. If you are a faith based organisation we would love to hear from you. 

NICVA Launch NI Faith Map Project

NICVA is sending out a call to all faith-based organisations to sign up to their exciting new 'NI Faith Map' project.  

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Lynda Gould

Project Coordinator (Faith-based engagement)

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