BHFA reports on the faith landscape in Brighton and Hove in 2024

February 01, 2024

’Faith in Brighton and Hove’

BHFA are pleased to present their first report of 2024, designed to aid understanding of the Faith Communities in Brighton and Hove.

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Short summary of ’Faith in Brighton and Hove’

  1. Religious Landscape: The report provides a detailed breakdown of the religious makeup of Brighton and Hove, emphasizing the diversity and proportion of various faiths, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, and others. It include some analysis of the ’nones’ - the growing group of those self-describing as having no religion.

  2. Representation: Tim Jones explains the role of the two agencies working across religious groups: The Interfaith Contact Group (IFCG) and Brighton and Hove Faith in Action (BHFA) who have specific respective focuses on dialogue and social action among faith groups. The Faith Covenant, a bilateral agreement between the city council and faith communities, is highlighted as a foundation for ongoing civic collaboration.

  3. Projects: The report categorizes projects as ’Proactive’ and ’Protective’, showcasing initiatives that recognize the strength and resourcefulness of faith communities. Collaborations range from artistic and cultural projects to protective endeavors addressing vulnerabilities faced by religious groups.

  4. National Inspiration: The report acknowledges national organizations such as FaithAction and Theos, providing inspiration and research to those working at this level to "unite faiths & create change."

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