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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

June 2014

Welcome to our monthly e-bulletin for the Regional BME Network on regional and national news and policy developments for the BME voluntary and community sector. If you have any comments, please get in touch by emailing

Working with faith communities in civil protection

Cabinet Office has produced a guide for faith communities and local resilience forum partners who are involved in civil protection work.

Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse In Faith Communities

Taking place on Tuesday 24 June from 9am to 4.30pm at the Riverside Centre, Pride Park, Derby, this free educational event will focus on tackling domestic violence and abuse in faith communities.

Alternative Perspectives Conference

This free conference, taking place from on Thursday 26 June at the Bernie Grants Arts Centre, London N15 4RX will look at alternative perspectives to challenge inequality and discrimination.

Faith, in and between, communities: How are faith communities responding to changing local needs?

Third Sector Research Centre and the Faith Based Regeneration Network UK are holding this free seminar, including lunch, at the University of Birmingham on Monday 30 June from 12.45pm to 4pm.

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