UK Communities Secretary Recognises the Valuable Contribution of Faith Communities

“For years, faith communities have been quietly making a huge difference day-in and dayout, to every single neighbourhood in the country - something that has not been sufficiently recognised by central Government… “Some see religion as a problem that needs to be solved. The new Government sees it as part of the solution. I want to send an important signal that we value the role of religion and faith in public life.”

July 2010, Communities Secretary, Rt.Hon. Eric Pickles MP, in an address to faith leaders, recognising the valuable contribution of faith communities to the ‘Big Society’.  Source:

Republished in: Report on the Marginalisation of Christianity in British Public Life 2007-2011, Premier Christian Media

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