This stream of work goes back to our establishment shortly after the Second World War, in 1947. Our founder Amy Buller sought to find new ways of avoiding a repeat of the events of 1930s Germany, including the rise of National Socialism, which she had come to view as a 'false religion'. We work with leaders and representatives from diverse faith and belief groups, to explore ways of collaborating positively to meet the needs of a changing society.
Our focus is on bringing together people of all faiths and none, to address the root causes and effects of social divisions and to incubate ideas for promoting more peaceful, open and inclusive futures. As with all our work, young people are actively involved in every conversation we convene and in the resulting publications and digital resources that we publish.
In November 2020 we convened Faith & Belief 2040, a four-part virtual conference involving participants from across the UK, examining our changing faith and belief landscape and how we might prepare for what lies ahead. We will be publishing a short summary report of the key themes and recommendations that emerge from these interfaith discussions. In the meantime, podcasts and blog posts reflecting on our conference discussions can be found below.