Programmes Update – Movement Building
02 / 04 / 20
26 / 11 / 19
London’s unsung heroes were celebrated at the London Faith & Belief Community Awards ceremony on Tuesday 26 November. These local heroes are from many different backgrounds and communities, but all have been inspired by their faiths or beliefs to make a positive difference in their area. 40 projects were given awards in categories ranging from inspiring youth and supporting women to peace and reconciliation.
The Awards are an initiative of the Faith & Belief Forum, a leading interfaith organisation, supported by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith. The Awards were set up to shine a light on the inspiring work done by ordinary people to make London a city where everyone belongs and feels welcome. Each winning project is given £500 to further their work.
The award ceremony at the Royal Society of Medicine brought together many people from across London who work for harmony and inclusion in their communities. In addition to the 40 projects given awards, the achievements of inspiring individuals were recognised, and the great work of a further 60+ projects highlighted.
Phil Champain, the Director of the Faith & Belief Forum, said:
“At a time when there is so much division in society, it is more important than ever to celebrate those who work to bring people together. The individuals and organisations celebrated at the London Faith & Belief Community Awards provide vital services that often go unrecognised. Their work helps ensure that people of all backgrounds and beliefs feel welcome and safe in this great city.”
David Dangoor DL, Chair of the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council, said:
“The projects recognised are really the cohesive force of London. The standard and ingenuity of their work is outstanding and we are greatly impressed by the dedication and attentiveness of those involved to meet the needs of their community. Through this event we witness the power faith and belief groups generate in the civic life of London.”
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Full list of award-winners:
Health and Wellbeing
Improving access to services
Peace and reconciliation