Welcome to Calderdale Interfaith Council
Who are we?
In 1993 following a proposal by the Anglican
Diocese of Wakefield, the Calderdale Churches
Partnership was set up for joint working on
regeneration initiatives. A Declaration of
Intent was signed in 1994 between the Bishop of
Wakefield and representatives of local Council.
The importance of interfaith joint working
became increasingly recognised in 2001 with
reference to the civil disturbances in the North
and as part of the Government's recommendations
for promoting community cohesion.
Furthermore, the impact of September 11th
underlined the importance for local government
to be more aware of religious and interfaith
issues and to take a more active interest in
ensuring good faith relations in their areas.
In 2002, the Churches Partnership revised its
terms of reference and transformed itself into
the Faith Communities Partnership, and other
faiths and their representatives came on board.
In 2003 the Partnership adopted a new
constitution and a new name giving it broader
appeal and greater independence: the Calderdale
Interfaith Council (CIC).
Memorial Day 2017
Interfaith Council invites you to:
The Elsie Whiteley Innovation Centre, Hopwood
Lane, Halifax HX1 5ER
6.00pm on Thursday 26th January, 2017
to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2017
See the poster here
Calderdale Interfaith Council believes that
children must be protected from harm at all
times. We believe every child should be
valued, safe and happy. The CIC has produced a
Child Safeguarding Policy -
see the full
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