Bringing People

Together

Standing together

 in solidarity

Building friendships

and mutual understanding

One United

Leicestershire

Bringing People

Together

Standing together

 in solidarity

Building friendships

and mutual understanding

One United

Leicestershire

Chair

CHAIR

We are a unique community-led charity that has been pivotal in establishing Leicester and Leicestershire is a unique place where people of all races, faiths and backgrounds live, learn and work together. We continue to strive to bring people together and enable communities to play an active part in in the life of the city and county as one Leicestershire family.

Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth

Member of Parliament for Leicester

 

"Leicester Council of Faiths is an integral part of our communities bringing different faith groups together.

Only by working together can we be tolerant and have mutual respect, which is what Leicester Council of Faiths promotes. It is an honour and a privilege to be working with it on a number of issues that help our City flourish and take pride in our diversity.”

Simon Cole

Simon Cole

Chief Constable

"We police with local communities and welcome the support of faith groups to achieve this.

Our work in partnership with the Leicester Council of Faiths enables us to promote the positive aspects of our diverse communities ensuring that all of us can live together safely.”

Prof Azhar Farooqi

Prof Azhar Farooqi

Clinical chair of NHS Leicester City CCG and a local GP

“It is more important than ever that we reach out inclusively and engage with all of our many diverse communities across Leicester.

Faith has had an important role to play in that, not least because of unique position of many religious leaders at their heart of their local communities. We are delighted to work with the Leicester Council of Faiths in helping us supplement and enhance our own community outreach activity.”

 Louise Richardson

Mrs Louise Richardson

Cabinet Lead Member Equalities, Community Engagement and Rural Partnerships County and District Councillor Enderby and Lubbesthorpe Division

“Places of worship are woven into the fabric of Leicestershire’s diverse communities.

As well as enabling individual spiritual growth, our faith communities offer a sense of place and connectivity, and can provide both practical and emotional support to those in their area.  I welcome the work of the Leicester Council of Faiths to support community cohesion, build bridges of understanding and ensure that the voices of all faith communities can be heard.”  

 

Bishop Martyn Snow

Martyn Snow

Bishop of Leicester

 

"Leicester is such a vibrant city with so many faith communities.

The Council of Faiths has a long history of encouraging different communities to work together and learn from each other. We need this more than ever at this time.”

Claudia Webbe MP

Claudia Webbe MP

Member of Parliament for Leicester East

“As the Member of Parliament for Leicester East, I wholeheartedly thank Leicester Council of Faiths for the excellent work they do within our community.

I am incredibly proud of the multiculturalism and diversity of my home city. Leicester is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse places in the UK, and each of our interlinked communities contribute significantly to our collective religious, cultural and political life.  

But I do not take tolerance for granted. The right for different communities and cultures to live side by side has been fought for by generations of struggle. Since it was established in 1986, Leicester Council of Faiths has been a key aspect of this struggle. 

As a city, our diversity is our strength. Leicester Council of Faiths play a crucial role in promoting trust, understanding and co-operation among faith communities in Leicester. They are a vital organisation in our shared mission to uphold equality and celebrate diversity. 

Leicester Council of Faiths provide a unique and enduring contribution to our community. I will always be more than happy to support their excellent work.

 

 

Chair

CHAIR

We are a unique community-led charity that has been pivotal in establishing Leicester and Leicestershire is a unique place where people of all races, faiths and backgrounds live, learn and work together. We continue to strive to bring people together and enable communities to play an active part in in the life of the city and county as one Leicestershire family.

Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth

Member of Parliament for Leicester

 

"Leicester Council of Faiths is an integral part of our communities bringing different faith groups together.

Only by working together can we be tolerant and have mutual respect, which is what Leicester Council of Faiths promotes. It is an honour and a privilege to be working with it on a number of issues that help our City flourish and take pride in our diversity.”

Simon Cole

Simon Cole

Chief Constable

"We police with local communities and welcome the support of faith groups to achieve this.

Our work in partnership with the Leicester Council of Faiths enables us to promote the positive aspects of our diverse communities ensuring that all of us can live together safely.”

Prof Azhar Farooqi

Prof Azhar Farooqi

Clinical chair of NHS Leicester City CCG and a local GP

“It is more important than ever that we reach out inclusively and engage with all of our many diverse communities across Leicester.

Faith has had an important role to play in that, not least because of unique position of many religious leaders at their heart of their local communities. We are delighted to work with the Leicester Council of Faiths in helping us supplement and enhance our own community outreach activity.”

 Louise Richardson

Mrs Louise Richardson

Cabinet Lead Member Equalities, Community Engagement and Rural Partnerships County and District Councillor Enderby and Lubbesthorpe Division

“Places of worship are woven into the fabric of Leicestershire’s diverse communities.

As well as enabling individual spiritual growth, our faith communities offer a sense of place and connectivity, and can provide both practical and emotional support to those in their area.  I welcome the work of the Leicester Council of Faiths to support community cohesion, build bridges of understanding and ensure that the voices of all faith communities can be heard.”  

 

Bishop Martyn Snow

Martyn Snow

Bishop of Leicester

 

"Leicester is such a vibrant city with so many faith communities.

The Council of Faiths has a long history of encouraging different communities to work together and learn from each other. We need this more than ever at this time.”

Claudia Webbe MP

Claudia Webbe MP

Member of Parliament for Leicester East

“As the Member of Parliament for Leicester East, I wholeheartedly thank Leicester Council of Faiths for the excellent work they do within our community.

I am incredibly proud of the multiculturalism and diversity of my home city. Leicester is one of the most ethnically and religiously diverse places in the UK, and each of our interlinked communities contribute significantly to our collective religious, cultural and political life.  

But I do not take tolerance for granted. The right for different communities and cultures to live side by side has been fought for by generations of struggle. Since it was established in 1986, Leicester Council of Faiths has been a key aspect of this struggle. 

As a city, our diversity is our strength. Leicester Council of Faiths play a crucial role in promoting trust, understanding and co-operation among faith communities in Leicester. They are a vital organisation in our shared mission to uphold equality and celebrate diversity. 

Leicester Council of Faiths provide a unique and enduring contribution to our community. I will always be more than happy to support their excellent work.

 

 

Our Impact

Connecting more than

300 Faith Leaders

More than

50 Events

Supporting more than

50 community groups

More than

26,000 roots reach

More than

20 campaigns