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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).


The next Calderdale Interfaith Council Annual General Meeting will be held on:

Monday 18th September 2017 at 7pm

St Paul's Church, Queens Road, Halifax, West Yorkshire , HX1 3NU.

The AGM will be followed by a General Open Meeting, Speaker Vicky Ledwidge, St Augustine's Centre Leader

AGM notification 2017

Child Safeguarding Policy
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 document here.

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