City Centre Churches Together and the City Parish of Saint John the Baptist Cardiff
lead an enquiry and social appraisal of the role of religious communities in the city




In response to the rapid social changes affecting the life of the City and County of Cardiff, City Centre Churches Together in Cardiff, in partnership with the ancient City Parish of Saint John the Baptist have commissioned an investigation of the city's faith communities, and especially their relationships to the institutions of civil society. Some have been established here for a century or longer, others express the life of those more recently settled  for work, study, or family reasons.

It is a common experience that the contribution made by faith communities to city life is little recognised or valued in the deliberations, ambitions and public image of Cardiff. We aim to change this for the better.

The purpose of the project is to produce and make available to all interested parties fresh information about the City's faith communities, their experiences and perceptions of the role of religion in contemporary public life, whether they be Baha'i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh or any other faith community.  

Investigative fieldwork will take place between October and December 2007, by a team from Cardiff University's Regeneration Institute, managed by Mr Roy Thomas of the Public Trust Partnership. A report will be published in February 2008, and will be the focus of a City-wide inter-religious conference at the end of March 2008. Progress updates on the project work as it develops will be published here.

The project is funded by a grant from the Community Development Foundation and its Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund.


PROJECT STEERING GROUP                  
Professor Paul Ballard, Mr Chris Daley,  Mr Mohammed Jabbar, Revd Keith Kimber,  Revd Monica Mills, Dr Keshav Singhal

Mr Malcolm Thomas,   Mr Roy Thomas (project manager)

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