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Faiths United was established in the same spirit that underpins so much of the Foundation’s work: that our response to shared challenges is so much more effective when we work together.

Faiths United is a coalition of faith leaders and activists responding to the COVID-19 crisis, representing all nine major faiths. Set up at the start of the pandemic, we provide a forum for faith communities to discuss how they have been coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, to share best practices, and to drive joint responses.

The group is action-focussed, and strives to support the most vulnerable in our communities: we have donated face masks to food banks, and are developing a phone volunteering programme to connect people who are isolating with those of different faith.

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We run a series of online webinars on alternate Wednesdays, with past topics including prejudice and mental health. During Ramadan, we hosted an interfaith Iftar, which was attended by the National Faith Minister Lord Greenhalgh, as well as the First Minister of Northern Ireland and Wales, and the Mayors of Liverpool and Manchester – watch it here. To learn more about upcoming events, please take a look at our calendar.

Faiths United also galvanises its communities behind common causes. We have clapped for carers, and letters from Faiths United members have been published in major UK newspapers. We engage with Government regularly, advocating for the communities we represent, as well as for the moral values that underpin our beliefs.

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We are proud to work closely with our Youth Network, who have done inspiring work to bring young people of faith together during the pandemic, to educate and entertain them, and to support others through their volunteering programme to join old and young (JOY).

Members of Faith United include:

Mustafa Field OBE, Director, Faiths Forum for London

Zaki Cooper, Trustee, Council of Christians and Jews

Maurice Ostro OBE, Chair, Faiths United

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Dr David Ryall, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

Rev Michaela Youngson, Methodist Church

Rev Dr Heather Morris, Secretary of Methodist Church in Ireland

Maj David Evans, Territorial Ecumenical Officer, Salvation Army

Daniel Singleton, National Executive Director, Faith Action

Very Rev Nephon Tsimalis, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Great Britain

Rev Bonnie Evans Hills, Priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church

Qari Asim, Chair, Mosques & Imams National Advisory Board

Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi, Director-General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

Farhad Mawani, Ismailli Community

Shahien Taj OBE, Executive Director, Henna Foundation

Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence, Senior Rabbi, Finchley United Synagogue

Rabbi Joseph Dweck, Senior Rabbi, S&P Sephardi Community

Rabbi Hannah Kingston, North Western Reform Synagogue

Marie van der Zyl, President, Board of Deputies of British Jews

Rajnish Kashyap, General Secretary, Hindu Council UK

Trupti Patel, President, Hindu Forum of Britain

Bhaven Pathak, Director, Yog Foundation

Mandip Singh and Gurdeep Singh, Directors, Gurdwara Aid

Jasvir Singh OBE, Chair, City Sikhs

Dr Peter Chadha, British Sikh Association

Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala, Head of the London Buddhist Vihara

Veronica Wetten, London Fo Guang Shan Temple

Ajahn Amaro, Abbot, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

Malcolm Deboo, President, Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe

Dr Natubhai Shah, Founder Chair, Jain Network

Nemu Chandaria OBE, President, ONEJain

Padideh Sabeti, Director, Office of Public Affairs of the UK Bahá’í Community

Kishan Manocha, Bahai Community.

Iain Stewart, Executive Director, Edinburgh Inter-Faith Association

Dr Mark Owen, Director, Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace, University of Winchester

Dr David Hampshire, Assistant Director, Inter Faith Network

Rt Rev Toby Howarth, Bishop of Bradford

Rev Canon Lusa Nsenga-Ngoy, Leicester Cathedral

Ven Dr Justine Allain Chapman, Archdeacon of Boston

Krish Raval OBE, Director, Faith in Leadership


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