Since its launch in February 2007, Faithful Friends has been helping people from different local faith communities get to know one another, through evening's of food, chat and sharing of each others experiences of life and faith.
It began with 'First Steps'. An opportunity to visit each others' places of worship - and to learn something of the beliefs, practices and values of each faith.
Since then, members have attended each others major religious festivals as observers, and have met every couple of months to discuss a topic of common interest and share a meal together.
It has had two main positive effects:
- Faithful Friends has led to friendships between people of different faiths and cultural backgrounds.
- Faithful Friends has given people greater confidence to share what their faith means to them, helping counter ignorance between groups through meaningful conversations between local people of faith.