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BHFA has a busy programme of meetings and events and publishes news from the Faith Council and the other projects it is undertaking.  Instant news and updates are easily received via our social media platforms – links to these can be found at the bottom of this page.  If you would like more detailed information as to our activities, then please do review our latest articles and sign up for our newsletter.

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. The full report is available here ...

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October 20, 2023

Becoming a Place of Sanctuary - October 2023 Friday 20th October saw our first training session in collaboration with Sanctuary On Sea aimed at getting places of worship on the pathway to gaining thei...

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July 10, 2023

Monday 10th July @ Community Base, as part of our ’Brighton Incoming’ migration-themed book project, Brighton and Hove Faith in Action and Queen’s Park books hosted renowned social historian D...

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April 14, 2023

The trustees are volunteers who oversee and steer BHFA. In our Meet the Trustees series, we encourage these people to share a little about themselves and the journey that has led them to give their ti...

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March 29, 2023

  As part of their #GoodNeighborProject, The Multi-faith Neighbors network have put together some great and really simple resources for people of different faiths to understand Ramadan, Passover and...

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March 10, 2023

Dialogue Society cordially invites you to the annual Iftar Dinner with the theme of "Ramadan is Community" on the 26th of March 2023 at The Grand Hotel at 18:00.This event is being organised  in su...

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March 06, 2023

Here are a set of videos going behind the scenes at some of the faith community buildings in our city. BHFA ’Tour and Explore’ hears from ministers, volunteers and congregants to display something...

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February 10, 2023

BHFA were pleased to receive an invitation from PC Mohamed Rezgui of the Sussex Police Postive Action Team to attend a Postive Action Community Event at John Street Station on February 9th.  BHFA Pr...

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February 02, 2023

BHFA has produced Schools in Action, a video resource about local religious practice for use in schools. It’s ideal for opening up conversataions in RE and PHSE lessons and draws upon the actual exp...

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January 26, 2023

BRIGHTON AND HOVE MUSLIM FORUM 26th January 2023 Statement: Scores of Child Asylum Seekers Kidnapped from Home Office Hotel in Brighton & Hove – County Lines and Safeguarding Children. The Brigh...

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January 09, 2023

In this series we’re taking time to hear from the wonderful Trustees who oversee the work of BHFA. In this post we’ll hear from Rabbi Dr Andrea Zanardo - one of the founders of the first Reform C...

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December 26, 2022

HOVE, Boxing Day, December 26th 2022 BHFA Trustee and Vice-Chair of Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum Sabri ben Ameur hosted a fantastic community lunch for the homeless. The event took place at Sabri...

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March 21, 2022

At Hove Town HallFaith and community leaders gathered outside Hove Town Hall to speak in solidarity with the Muslim community locally and globally in response to the New Zealand mosque shootings i...

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October 31, 2021

As BHFA’s ambitions to help more people continue to grow, the Trustees decide it is time to commission a new website that can better point people towards the various areas of work the charity is und...

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September 15, 2021

As the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions ease and life returns to some form of normality, BHFA and partner organisations Care for Our City, Together Co and Time to Talk Befriending (TTTB) have started ...

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August 30, 2021

BHFA spoke at length to its partners about the nationality and language requirements of their client groups and has since published flyers in: Arabic Latvian Polish Romanian Russian Posters are als...

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July 30, 2021

BHFA finalised its film interviewing young people of faith from a Jewish, Christian and Muslim background and started to devise lesson plans that will be used in Brighton and Hove secondary schools. B...

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June 30, 2021

The Street Support steering group consulted within the national Street Support network and with organisations putting their details on to Street Support - Brighton & Hove as to how best to get in...

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May 31, 2021

Street Support works so well as the organisations listed on the site are all issued with their own logins and are chased up every three months by the City Administrator to ensure that their entry is ...

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March 31, 2021

BHFA launched Street Support - Brighton & Hove with forty organisations and begun to produce advertising materials so to promote use of the site.  The Brighton Argus and local radio stations pic...

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January 29, 2021

The Street Support - Brighton & Hove steering group formed and is made up of the following groups: Arch Health Care, Care for Our City, B&H City Council, Holland Road Baptist Church, the...

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November 30, 2020

BHFA Trustees decided that it was time for BHFA to move forwards on its committment to undertake a meaningful piece of work to help those people experiencing homelessness. Early converstions with th...

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July 31, 2020

Faith groups in Brighton & Hove have played a key role in meeting need during the successive lockdowns during the early part of 2020 and then later in the year as many vulnerbale people remained s...

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April 23, 2020

Ramadan 2020: Ramadan begun on 23rd April and the Muslim community committed to supporting vulnerable people as well as busy doctors, nurses and other hospital staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospita...

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March 15, 2020

The Faith Tour started in March 2020 but had to be put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Tours of a synagogue, mosque and Buddhist venues were planned with two visits to churches also scheduled, n...

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November 28, 2019

BHFA organised two faith hustings in 2019, one for the local election in April 2019 and another for the snap general election called for December 12th, thereby giving members of the public an opportun...

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October 17, 2019

BHFA volunteered to play a lead role in the city’s Upstanders Network and Fr Jerome Lloyd undertook to Chair the group. On October 17th, the group met to present to launch the network to interested ...

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August 26, 2019

As part of the Combating Faith Hate Partnership, faith leaders met together for a meal at the Taste of Sahara restaurant.  Pictured below are Iman Uthman Jeewa and Gen Thekchen. ...

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July 29, 2019

Faith leaders were graciously invited to meet together with the Mayor of Brighton & Hove, Alex Phillips, at the Mayor’s Parlour during the summer of July 2019, an event enjoyed by all which pro...

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June 06, 2019

BHFA organised the annual Celebrating Faith event at the Open Market and asked the Mayor of Brighton & Hove to attend.  A number of faith groups had stalls and were able to speak to visiting memb...

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June 02, 2019

On Sunday, June 2nd, Father Jerome Lloyd attended the Dialogue Society‘s annual Iftar Dinner at the Grand Hotel, Brighton. The dinner in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, Community ...

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April 28, 2019

The Faith Hustings at Brighthelm saw eight local election candidates for the City Council pledge their support for the city’s diverse Faith Community. After a period of reflection led by faith lead...

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April 06, 2019

Free event, as part of the B Right On LGBT Community Festival. Monday 8th April, 6pm at the Phil Starr Pavilion, Victoria Gardens Brighton BN1 1WN. Diverse community groups talk about shared experien...

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April 06, 2019

Local elections take place in Brighton & Hove on Thursday 2 May 2019. Make sure you prepare ahead so you are registered to vote, know what you need to do on the day and to apply for any postal or ...

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April 05, 2019

About this Event On Sunday 18th November 2018 at Hove Town Hall a “Faith Covenant ” was signed between Councillor Dan Yates (Leader of the City Council) with the unanimous support of the politica...

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March 29, 2019

Brighton & Hove Faith Council’s Combatting Faith Hate Partnership’s “Standing Together” Informal is a new bimonthly opportunity for clergy and faith leaders in the city to meet informally,...

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March 19, 2019

Dear friendsA number of vigils are being held across the city to remember those killed or injured in the attacks on the two mosques in New Zealand and the incident on Sunday in Stanwell, Surrey. It i...

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March 16, 2019

At the Faith Council on Thursday, March 14th, John Reading, Third Sector Manager, Communities, Equality & Third Sector Team, Brighton & Hove City Council – spoke about the Third Sector Inves...

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March 15, 2019

From the Acting Chair of Brighton & Hove Faith in Action & The City of Brighton & Hove Faith Council, The Most Revd Dr Jerome Lloyd, Titular Archbishop of Selsey For immediate publication ...

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March 13, 2019

Please find attached the Agenda for this week’s Faith Council meeting on Thursday, March 14th from 10am at Brighton Congress Hall (Salvation Army, map and address below). There is some limited parki...

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February 26, 2019

In February a small but lively and engaged group of representatives from different faith communities converged at Brighton Salvation Army for a workshop delivered by leading interfaith charity The ...

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February 07, 2019

New project tackling hate People aged 18-30 are invited to join the new Young Voice social media project . We are looking for people who would like to work with us to put out positive messages to cele...

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January 07, 2019

Notice of the next Brighton & Hove Faith Council.  It will be held at the Salvation Army, 10 AM on January 17th 2019. Map below. Agenda to follow. We would love to see you.We will be looking mo...

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December 25, 2018

Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum Organised a Christmas Meal for the Homeless every year at the restuarant, A Taste of Sahara.    ...

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November 28, 2018

BHFA received a generous donation from the Co-operative to put towards its work wiht those people experiencing homelessness.   Pictured below: RIk Child and Fr Jerome Lloyd with staff at one of the ...

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November 18, 2018

Faith Leaders met with the Leader of Brighton & Hove City Council and Stephen Timms MP to both sign and launch the faith covenent at the Celebrating Faith Event in November 2018. Pictured below fr...

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March 15, 2018

From “ONE VOICE” in Brighton & Hove Communities across Brighton & Hove stand together as One Voice Following the incident at the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in New Zealand ea...

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February 01, 2018

Brighton and Hove Faith Council   10am – Noon Thursday, 22nd February 2018 St Patricks Church, 1 Cambridge Road, Hove, BN3 1DE (Parking is very difficult in this location; you may wish to consi...

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November 28, 2017

Earlier this year the BHFA was handed the responsibility to manage the city’s Faith Partnership – the Council sponsored vehicle for coordinating multi-faith social welfare / justice activity. Last...

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September 27, 2017

The BHFA is pleased to report the Communities Fund Grant Workshop for Faith Organisations was a roaring success, with very positive feedback from participants. Attendees were particularly pleased wi...

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August 23, 2017

This workshop is aimed specifically targeted at Faith organisations who are considering applying to the Brighton and Hove City Council Communities Fund. Attendees will learn how the Council’s commu...

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May 23, 2017

#WeStandTogether The Brighton & Hove ‘One Voice Partnership’ reaffirms that communities, council and police stand together in solidarity in our response following the tragic incident in Manch...

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May 10, 2017

In partnership with Mind in Brighton and Hove, the BHFA’s Mental Health Faith Partnership has successfully delivered two multi-faith training sessions in Mental Health Awareness. Feedback from th...

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April 05, 2017

  The Mental Health and Faith survey we conducted in January, where almost all the different faith traditions in the city engaged resulting in an overall 60% response rate. This data has been incred...

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November 15, 2016

Celebrating Faith 2016 was held during Interfaith week on the 15th November at St Peters Church, Brighton. Here are a few highlights, as recalled by BHFA project coordinator Lev Eakins. The communal ...

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July 17, 2016

A few minutes after midnight on the 3rd of July, a terrorist detonated a huge bomb near a busy market in Karrada, Baghdad, killing almost 300 people. This was the deadliest attack in Iraq since 2003 a...

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October 15, 2015

  Celebrating Faith in our Community, making connections, promoting partnership18th November 2-7pmThe Brighton CentreThis event has been organised by a small group of faith organisations, working wi...

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November 03, 2014

  In October 2014 the BHFA conducted an online survey for all faith groups across the city. We also sent our survey to members of Community Works, a secular third sector organisation who suppo...

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April 01, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that the prospective Bishop of Lewes, The Reverend Richard Jackson, has agreed to become the first patron of Brighton and Hove Faith in Action. We’re delighted with th...

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March 23, 2014

Brighton and Hove Faith in Action is an interfaith charity promoting social welfare projects delivered by faith groups in our city. It was launched on the 21st February 2014 and our trustees are: ...

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January 01, 2014

  Economic Crisis The Global Economic Crisis in 2008 resulted in higher unemployment and inflation, coupled with wage freezes or cuts, these factors contributed to an increase in poverty and persona...

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