Fayre Share Foundation’s founding aim has been to foster a sense of collaboration, with priority causes in conflict resolution and interfaith relations.
Collaboration House, launched in 2014, extends on previous projects to encourage collaboration between the different faith communities by inviting select interfaith charities to use the free collaboration hub in Central London.
The space sets out to create a new ecosystem with countless opportunities for our under-resourced and increasingly pressured interfaith charities, which promote understanding and cooperation between faiths.
It is hoped that the hub will further enhance the relationships not only between faiths, but also with the wider community.
Charities including Faiths Forum for London, the Council for Christians and Jews and Women’s Interfaith Network are able to share ideas, connections and collaborate on exciting projects to benefit interfaith relations throughout the country.
Based in buzzy Fitzrovia on Charlotte Street, the pioneers of the scheme are currently experimenting with the space before it is transformed in 2016 with a specifically designed rebuild, providing an environmentally friendly building with the ideal layout and facilities for the area and all of those involved.
Collaboration House will also contain a media hub allowing charities access to audio and video equipment to develop videos and podcasts, enabling both them and their wider networks to have greater engagement via social media, which is especially important to developing new ways of reaching young people.
We are particularly proud about working with the local Camden area via a number of initiatives, including organising regular visits from nearby primary schools so that pupils can meet with and learn about the different faiths as a part of their religious education. We are also particularly keen to hear from local volunteers or those who may be interested in an internship within an interfaith organisation, as there are many opportunities for the local and wider community to become involved in this new venture.
You can follow the latest activity of Collaboration House on Twitter (@CollabHouseLDN) or if you would like to find out more about the initiative, please contact us.
Charities currently at Collaboration House:
- Aegis Trust works to prevent genocide and mass atrocities worldwide.
- All Faiths & None is a project which explores both the common ground between religious and non-religious worldviews – the six main faiths in the UK (Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh), and the Humanist Tradition, and the distinctive perspectives of each on a range of topics in faith, beliefs and values in modern societies.
- Christian Muslim Forum builds and sharing news of relationships between Christians and Muslims in England and beyond.
- Faith Based Regeneration Network UK is the UK’s leading national multi-faith network for community development, regeneration and social action.
- Faiths Forum of London empowers religious communities to work together for a better London.
- International Centre for Integration and Cohesion improves social cohesion and integration through the process of bonding, bridging, and linking communities and the World.
- Islamic Society of Britain is a community based charity and not-for-profit company and one of the first organisations that sought to evolve a uniquely British flavour to Islam.
- London Borough of Faiths Network connects local practitioners & public agencies across the capital.
- Migrant Voices is a migrant-led organisation working to strengthen the voice, participation and representation of migrants in the media in order to encourage a more balanced, well-informed and inclusive debate on migration in Britain.
- Nisa-Nashim is bringing the Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain closer together by setting up groups of women who build personal friendships, grow as leaders and benefit wider society through our programmes and initiatives.
- The Coexist Foundation advances social cohesion through education and innovation.
- The Council of Christians and Jews is the leading nationwide forum for Christian – Jewish engagement.
- The International Debate Education Assoc UK gives young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues.
- The Salam Project is an BME Urban Youth & Community engagement initiative challenging extremism/radicalisation, unemployment, gang crime, re-offending and ignorance.
- The United Religions Initiative is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences and work together for the good of their community.
- Women’s Interfaith Network brings together women from all walks of life from different ethnic, religious and non-religious backgrounds. It supports them in joining and creating local groups that undertake a diverse range of activities of mutual interest.