Bradford District Faiths Forum was set up 10 years ago as a body that brought together different faith backgrounds. It had a committee and paid officers, but due to recent cuts was decommissioned. The funding ended, staff were made redundant, and the company dissolved. After much discussion amongst faith communities and other interested parties there was agreement that a structure to bring together those working with faith communities and with an interest in religion and belief is still needed locally. Therefore the Religion and Belief Forum is in the process of being developed.
The Religion and Belief Forum is operating within the Bradford District Assembly structure but currently is still at an early phase. The forum coordinator and chair is acting in a voluntary capacity.
The new Forum will not operate on a membership structure - anyone who is interested is able to attend and nobody attends as a formal representative. The Bishops Office and Lord Mayors Office work with a group of representative faith leaders for civic occasions.
Chair: Liz Firth
The next meeting of the Religion and Belief Forum is:
TBC | 1pm - 3pm @ CNet, 114/116 Manningham Lane, Bradford, BD8 7JF