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Rochford DC supports faith agreement

Rochford District Council has today announced its support of the county’s faith agreement; confirming its commitment to follow a joint set of principles that unify public sector and faith organisations and focus our attention on helping others.

Our county’s journey towards greater understanding between faith groups and public services was given greater impetus with the creation of the first countywide Faith Covenant in Britain in October 2017. The overriding sentiment of the Essex Faith Covenant is that together we are stronger. Together, we can proactively build trust, we can create opportunities to learn from each other and share best practice, and we can come together to serve the community, particularly the most disadvantaged.

The steering group that leads this important initiative is going from strength to strength, and now includes representatives from several faith communities, Basildon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Colchester, Maldon and Rochford local authorities, Essex Police, Office of Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Essex Fire and Rescue Service, Active Essex, Colchester United FC and The Essex County Football Association.

If you share the ambitions of the Faith Covenant for Essex and would like to unite with Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Buddhists, Pagans and leaders from the public sector to pool resources to strengthen community cohesion and tackle isolation and loneliness contact andrew.lowing@essex.gov.uk