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Cross-Party Group on Faith

Purpose

  • Highlight the positive contribution of faith groups to communities across Wales.

Chair

Vice Chair

  • Mohammad Asghar; AM

Founding Assembly Members

  • Darren Millar; AM

  • Jenny Randerson; AM

  • William Graham; AM

  • Mohammad Asghar; AM

  • Dai Lloyd; AM

  • Janet Ryder; AM

Other Members

  • Jim Stewart, Gweini

  • Elfed Godding, Evangelical Alliance

  • Muslim Council of Wales

  • Geraint Hopkins, Cytun

  • Inter Faith Council

Previous Meetings

  • 6 October 2010 – “Is Devolution Good for Wales Faith Communities with Archbishop Barry Morgan and contributions from Saleem Kidwai OBE, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Wales

  • 10 November 2010 - “No sex please – we’re teenagers!” with Rachel Gardner from Romance Academy

  • 3 March 2010 - 'God in the Classroom - The role of faith in the Welsh education system' with Bishop Gregory of St Asaph.

  • 14 October 2009 – “Praying for patients – acceptable or not?” The place of faith at work - for healthcare professionals with a presentation by Dr. Andrew Fergusson Head of Communications, Christian Medical Fellowship

  • 29 September 2009 - ‘Stop the Traffik - Faith Groups taking the lead against human trafficking' with Jen Conlan for Stop the Traffik and Paula Christie for 'Women in Need and Families' & 'Kaleidoscope'

  • 23 June 2009 - “Tackling Substance Misuse – Do Faith Groups Have a Role to Play?”, with presentations from Alan Andrews (Chooselife Cymru, Llanelli), Caroline Johnson (Teen Challenge, Newport) & Wynford Elis Owen (Welsh Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs)

  • 24 March 2009 - “Help I’m homeless”, with presentations from Tim McLachlan, of Flint-based ‘Save the Family’ and Bryon Castle from Cardiff-based MAST.

  • 27 January 2009 - “A Welcome in the hillside? Support for Asylum Seekers in Wales”, with presentations from Pastor Sam Ebie, Sister Ruth O’Neill (Asylum Justice) and Reynette Roberts (Oasis Cardiff).

  • 23 September 2008 - “Street Pastors”, with presentations from North Wales Police about the work of Street Pastors in Wrexham, and representatives from Street Pastors in Cardiff and Bridgend.

  • 24 June 2008 - “Tackling Debt in Wales”, with presentations from Warren Palmer of Speakeasy & Byron Thomas of Christians Against Poverty

  • 11 March 2008 - Gweini’s ‘Faith in Wales’ report, with presentation from Gweini’s John Martin Evans

Contact Point

  • Darren Millar; 029 2089 8731

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