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The Regional BME Network E-bulletin

October 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


Friendly Places

Managed by FaithAction, Friendly Places aims to helps faith groups to recognise that they have the capacity to provide places of support and acceptance for those struggling with mental health issues.

Together in Service

The final round is approaching of Together in Service, celebrating the practical contribution that faith communities make to society through social action and support faith groups in undertaking new multi-faith volunteering projects at local level.

FaithAction National Conference: Faith Too Significant To Ignore

The FaithAction National Conference, which will aim to show that faith based social action makes a difference, will take place on Wednesday 19 November from 10.30am to 4.30pm at Church House, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ.

Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse in Faith Communities

Taking place on Thursday 20 November in Coventry, Tackling Domestic Violence and Abuse in Faith Communities is aimed at multi-faith leaders, multi-faith communities, statutory service workers, academics, survivors, politicians, and professionals who work with victims and perpetrators.

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