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Faith Based Support
While there are some great mainstream support and guidance, it can sometimes seem difficult to find advice that is relevant to your faith.
In this section we’ve collated support from different faith based organisations to help.
West London Buddhist Centre provides Buddhism and meditation resources for the whole of West London area. They have a custom space, with space for tea, book browsing, conversation and discussion, as well as a yoga studio with a range of classes, and a treatment room for massage and other therapies.
Heywood Baptist Church (HBC) is a community of people of all ages from a wide variety of backgrounds. They run a scheme called The Cellar Door, which provides support to the Iranian community and teach ESOL (sections of the website are in Farsi for ease).
The Muslim Bereavement Support Service is a non-profit organisation serving the Muslim community by supporting bereaved women who have lost a loved one. They also work with other organisations, the NHS and hospices in particular, to give a spiritual context to the bereavement support services they offer.
The NNMA works actively to promote tolerance and understanding. They are a member of the Norfolk County Council; this binds together Muslims from different backgrounds and strands of Islam.
SAaS aim to create a cultural, social and mutual support for Devon and Cornwall’s South Asian community.
They have a wide membership of people who are drawn from countries surrounding the Indian sub-continent or part of the Asian Diaspora. They provide social welfare, recreation alongside multicultural events.
Strabane Ethnic Community Association aim to identify and respond to the needs of Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities.
They also seek to raise awareness and understanding within the local community as Northern Ireland become more diverse.
The Manchester Buddhist Centre is part of a community in Manchester. They offer courses, classes and other events.
DFEMA seeks to offer a platform for mutual support, to encourage diversity and inclusion, and to affirm local action relating to people from the global majority, as well as to look at ways to help nurture and encourage potential leaders. It also seeks to help those who struggle to feel part of the church.
Brighton & Hove Muslim Forum is a non profit organisation hoping to serve the religious, social, and cultural needs of the Brighton & Hove Muslim Community. Their primary aim is to provide support and weekend activities for Muslim children and to work and assist with projects for Muslim women.
The Neesa Project are an all-inclusive, Muslim-led group who provide both social and educational activities for women and children in Norfolk.
They arrange a monthly social event for women and children, hold weekly sewing classes and organise cooking sessions, sporting events and activities for children.
Tarkai works with Punjabi communities to create spaces where all individual can access mental health awareness, education and support to better care for themselves and one another.
YMCA North Down is a faith-based volunteer organisation that seeks to support the local community, including young people and families, across North Downs. They work with all groups, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, religion, culture, or race.
London Buddhist Centre teaches meditation and Buddhism in a way that is relevant to contemporary life. They offer a full schedule of classes and events available online. They also run yoga classes, PoetryEast, school visits, two charity shops, fairs, festivals and classes for people under 25 - all in an atmosphere of community and friendship.
St Nicholas Church is the fully inclusive and oldest place of worship in Leicester. They believe strongly in a safe and peaceful environment where our open - minded ethos is practised in a community of faith.
All are welcome at St Nicholas’ who an Inclusive Church.
Trubys Garden Tea Room is an interfaith community cafe run by Muslim women building positive relationships between communities in Milton Keynes
Dorchester Islamic Centre is the first Masjid in the area. They run prayers, celebrations, Qur'an, Tajweed and Arabic classes.
This also includes groups for children and women, interfaith meetings, supporting community members with special needs and difficult circumstances, an after school club and more.
Sikh Council of Wales is an organisation independent of any political or cultural influence or bias but dedicated solely to promote the universal message of 'One God' and 'Equality' among all people through the teachings of 'Guru Nanak to Guru Granth.'
The Chinese Welfare Association in Northern Ireland is a community support group. They support Chinese communities through community development, youth and children work, education, welfare rights, race relations and training and interpreting.
Refugee Roots is a Christian charity that helps asylum seekers and refugees build relationships and navigate the complexities of building a new life in the UK.
They offer a warm welcome, support and friendship through a range of activities like virtual kitchen, art sessions and women's groups.
The Zainab Foundation reaches people through its bookshops, which provide a large range of Islamic books and ornaments bought from the UK and around the World. They have also donated books to be used for the National Curriculum. During the month of Ramadan the charity provides clothing and rations for those in need.
Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative working with members of Black and Minority Ethnic (racialised) communities across Devon. They run activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling and person centred goal planning.
They speak a range of languages.
Touchstone provide health and wellbeing services to over 10,000 people across Yorkshire every year.
They work with Black and ethnic minority (racialised) communities, providing a BME Dementia Service as well as Sikh Elders Service.
EMBA provide help, advice, teaching and training to those with an interest in Buddhism and meditation in the Buddhist community.
The Jamia Masjid & Islamic Centre Slough offers a range of services and classes.
The Bath Islamic Society is the only Mosque in Bath. They run prayer groups, women's groups, youth groups and inter-faith programmes.
The ICAD are a spiritual centre for all communities and religious backgrounds in Dorset. They're a space for integration, cultural and spiritual exchange, and a place providing community service.
They also run events to bring together people celebrating Indian festivals and national occasions.
The words "Aik Saath" mean "Together As One" in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. Aik Saath believe in working together for positive social change. Their mission is to work with people from all communities, faiths and backgrounds to promote and encourage conflict resolution and community cohesion through training, campaigns and projects.
The Nottingham Buddhist Centre are a friendly community of Order Members and volunteers who run meditation classes, yoga sessions, Buddhist talks, retreats and festival days that are open to people from all walks of life and levels of experience.
The Hindu Cultural Association (HCA Wales) is a charity run by the Indian community in Wales.
They aim to serve mostly pan-Indian community and facilitate seamless integration of the Indian community to the wider community.
The Edinburgh Muslim Community Association’ is a non-sectarian grassroots organisation formed in 2004 by a group of committed converts to Islam and Muslim youth of Scotland.
They aim to establish positive community cohesion between Scottish Muslim communities and the general public, provide practical assistance, care and promote unity.
Jewish Women's Aid supports Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. They also have resources to help individuals support someone they suspect is going through domestic abuse.
Their helpline is on 0808 801 0500.
Refugee Women of Bristol (RWoB) is the only multi-ethnic, multi-faith organisation which specifically targets the needs of refugee women in Bristol, and are directly governed by women of the refugee and asylum-seeking community.
The offer everything from drop-in services, to a lunch club and befriending group.
The Bengali Hindu Cultural Association aims to promote and benefit communities in Greater Manchester and the neighbouring areas. Their support, in particular, is for those of the Bengali Hindu origin.
The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society is a faith-based (Shī’a Ithnā ʿAsharī ) organisation working to meet the needs of the Scottish Shia Muslim community.
They engage communities and faiths; strengthening ties in an effort to create a setting for religious and racial harmony, equality, and diversity.
Jewish Care is the largest health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East. They provide care for older people and support for their families.
The Inter Faith Forum for Leicestershire was developed in July 2008 as a network to promote greater understanding and awareness of religion, faith and belief. It brings together representatives from faith communities, along with other interested individuals.
An organisation that works through the Church of England’s local parish networks, with churches and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in communities.
They run neighbour networks, as well as working with people to navigate financial and social justice issues.
Keshet UK's mission is to ensure that Jewish LGBT+ people and their families are included throughout Jewish life in the UK. Jewish LGBT+ people exist in all walks of life. Keshet UK aspires to work with all UK Jewish communities, including Liberal, Masorti, Orthodox and Reform, cross-communal and non-denominational organisations.
Leicester Council of Faiths promotes trust, understanding and cooperation among the city’s faith communities, speaks up for their viewpoint on significant issues, and provides reliable information to civic authorities, service providers, educational institutions and local media. They also run a range of dialogue groups and interfaith projects.
Housing Justice train and support night shelters, run a pan London hosting scheme for asylum seekers and forced migrants, and provide mentoring and befriending training and support. They also work in Wales.
The Exeter Hindu Temple provides a place for worship and community, as well as an ashram for yoga, meditation, exercise, culinary courses, Ayuverdic medicine, Eastern arts and youth engagement.
Run by the Cornwall Islamic Trust, the Cornwall Islamic Community Centre is the first and only dedicated Islamic Centre in Cornwall.
They hold a number of weekly and annual events including prayers, Sunday school, women's groups and other cultural responsibilities.
Cardiff Reform Synagogue is open to all to learn about Judaism.
From Friday night Chavurah dinners to Passover Communal Seders, to Purim Spiels, to Chanukah parties and the traditional Doughnut Game (you have to see it to believe it), life at Cardiff Reform Synagogue is anything but dull.
The Centre exists to promote mutual understanding between people of different faiths/beliefs and none and to build respect between people as fellow human beings across cultures. The Centre is a shared space where people are invited to speak freely and fearlessly.
Open Door North East provide support and integration for asylum seekers and refugees (people seeking refuge and asylum).
Their services include ESOL lessons, refugee housing support and a women's group
Hindu Samaj Swindon are a charity carrying out voluntary activities for the community since 1973 and representing Hindu faith, community and culture.
They run youth development and sport activities, community groups and forums, classes in language and ethnic culture, and more.
Bristol Muslim Cultural Society aims to empower the Muslim community in Bristol and the surrounding area.
They offer advice and information, community groups, women-specific services and more.
Jami enriches and saves lives impacted by mental illness in the Jewish community.
They guide people through the challenging journey of navigating mental health services, providing emotional support and expert advice. They also offer family support and training services.
BAC-IN 2life is a Nottingham based, specialist drug and alcohol recovery support service for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. They offer 1:1, family and mental health support, counselling, recovery coaching, mutual aid meetings, peer mentoring, training.
St Rollox Community Outreach offers a range of support and services to local residents, asylum Seekers, and refugees in North Glasgow.
The organisation has a drop-in café available which is available for anyone to come in and have a coffee and meet friends.
Enfield Muslim’s Women’s Aid provides relief for women and their dependent children who suffered or who are at risk of suffering domestic violence or abuse through the provision of accommodation, support and advice.
Their number is 020 8920 3565.
Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) is the only national Muslim women's organisation in Britain. They are a small national charity and work to improve the social justice and equality for Muslim women and girls. They campaign, research, advocate and offer regional and local networks.
The Nottingham Liberal Synagogue is a supportive and inclusive community sharing with and caring for our members throughout life’s journey. They promote a modern Jewish life guided by the values and ideals of Liberal Judaism, encompassing all shades of practice and lifestyle; one which offers an open-minded approach to Judaism through education, practice and prayer.
AJAR is a network of people in Leeds, often from faith communities, supporting people currently in detention who have a valid case for applying for bail.
They support asylum seekers who've been detained beyond reason, are struggling with support and would live in the area if released.
Bristol’s Marriage Care is a Catholic organisation that supports couples by offering free or low cost counselling at times of distress or difficulty. Services are also available to couples at a pre-marriage stage.
Amaliah is an online content platform dedicated to amplifying the voices of Muslim women.
Specific Faith based councelling for Muslims within Birmingham. This type of counselling explores all aspects of counselling in a humanistic framework; which focuses on the (fitrah) natural disposition of mankind.
The Norwich Liberal Jewish Community (NLJC) represents Liberal Judaism in Norwich and Norfolk, UK. They aim to provide a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jews of all kinds and their friends.
They offer Hebrew classes, bereavement services and more.
York Interfaith aim to contribute to the promotion of mutual respect and understanding between faith communities. They also aim to respond to the new and changing ethnic and faith mix of population in York, offering newsletters of events, updates and opportunities.
BCHA are a major provider of a diverse range of housing, support and learning services for socially excluded people.
They currently deliver services across the South West and South of England, including support on housing, employment and more.
MCB are a diverse national umbrella body for over 500 Muslim organisations nationwide, empowering Muslim communities towards achieving a just, cohesive and successful British society.
Wrexham Muslim Association is an umbrella organisation for Muslims living in Wrexham and the adjacent areas of North Wales. They offer a range of religious, educational and cultural services to Muslims in Wrexham and the surrounding areas.
The S&P Sephardi Community has three synagogues in London and provides education, classes, a home for the elderly and more services and support.
Naz and Matt Foundation exists to empower and support LGBTQI+ individuals, their friends and family to work towards resolving challenges linked to sexuality or gender identity, focusing on where religion heavily influences the situation.
Quest exists to provide pastoral support to LGBT+ Catholics. They provide information, run an annual conference, and have opportunities for worship, spiritual retreats and supportive fellowship through regional groups.
An UK platform connecting Muslims who can give Zakat with those who should be receiving it locally. You can access their website to find out more or to apply for Zakat.
They offer support through four funds - Hardship Relief Fund, Housing Fund, Work Fund, and Education Fund.
Muslim Youth Helpline has a helpline 365 days a year for those at the point of crisis, as well as training and workshops for young Muslims, and undertaking research around the issues facing Muslim Youth.
The Sikh Helpline is a free professional and confidential telephone counselling and email inquiry service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The offer support on issues around mental health, discrimination, and more.
Dorset Indian Association (DIA) is a socio-cultural organisation based in Bournemouth and Poole.
They run festivals, offer educational opportunities to children and adults who would like to develop a deeper understanding of Indian art, culture and heritage, and more. They also conduct workshops on health and wellbeing within the community.
Working with Churches, Bradford-based TLG reaches out to some of the most vulnerable children in the UK.
With expertise in school exclusions, emotional wellbeing and holiday hunger, TLG is one of the UK's fastest growing children's charities.
The All Ways Network works to empower small charities working with Muslims.
They support small charities via a range of services from webinars, focused group sessions on topics such as bid writing, to an annual meet the funders event and more.
Hidayah offer support and support groups for LGBTQI+ Muslims through monthly events in cities across the UK, a wellbeing and spirituality WhatsApp group, retreats, mentoring, educational workshops, emotional support, social media, confidential emails and volunteering.
Sikh temple offering education, community groups, classes and a place for worship in Newcastle.
The Devon Faith and Belief Forum brings believers and people of different faith and belief systems to a greater understanding of each other.
They work through a committee of representatives from different faith and belief groups, a youth group, and supporting local interfaith groups around the county.
MICAH Liverpool is a social justice charity - set up by Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King and St Bride’s Church - aim to support Liverpool residents experiencing social injustice and poverty.
They run projects to combat unemployment and deliver emergency food aid and affordable food.
The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating safe and inclusive places of worship and spiritual practice, to the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles, and to centring and uplifting the voices and experiences of marginalised people within communities, including sexuality, gender, class and disability. They have a range of resources and events.
Social Support for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual and Trans Muslims. Imaan supports LGBT Muslim people, their families and friends, to address issues of sexual orientation within Islam. It provides a safe space and support network to address issues of common concern through sharing individual experiences and institutional resources.
Sarbat is a volunteer led group addressing LGBT issues from a Sikh perspective. They organise regular events to encourage discussions, tackle homophobia/biphobia/transphobia and build bridges within and beyond their communities.
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Our statement on the State of Israel's attack on the people of Gaza.
Resources in the form of open letters, petitions, letters to your MP, information about protests, articles, films, books, newsreels and prominent figures to help you take action for the calls for a peaceful resolution in Historic Palestine and Gaza.