Near Neighbours Two Is Good News For Birmingham

Jessica Foster, Near Neighbours Development Worker writes: I am really pleased that the Goverment announced last week a second round of Near Neighbours funding which will mean we can continue some of the work that has been developing over the last three years or so. An extract from the official press release follows:- A £3 […]

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Faithful photographers across Birmingham have been capturing images depicting the breadth and depth of interfaith relationships across the city. The photographers already submitted into the Faithful Photography exhibition are now on display on the Near Neighbours Flickr Feed and will be hung in Birmingham Cathedral during Interfaith Week. Prizes on offer will help winners develop […]

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Welcoming the Stranger – Birmingham Churches Winter Night Shelter 2013

January 19th 2013 saw churches open their doors to homeless people and offer a bed to those who need it. Building on last year’s pilot, this year 6 hosts churches; 4 Church of England churches and 2 Baptist churches, offered shelter and hospitality for 6 weeks in January and February. The project was a collaboration […]

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Near Neighbours and Interfaith Week

Interfaith Week became Interfaith Fortnight in Birmingham with a packed programme of launches, workshops and activities to celebrate all that is happening locally and nationally to bring people from different faiths together. We kicked off here a day early with the fabulous launch of our Faithful Friends photography exhibition. We are so excited about that […]

Foodbanks Benefit from Joint Harvest

Foodbanks across the city have been receiving food collected by people from faith communities who have come together to celebrate harvest festival. Harvest is traditionally celebrated by churches and is a time when worshippers are asked to bring food to give away to people in need. This year, a new initiative called A Year of […]

Near Neighbours Takes to the Street

Three Near Neighbours workers have begun their work with the Nehemiah Foundation this week. Based in Summerfield, Hodge Hill and Birchfield they  will be focussed on bringing together interfaith work with regeneration in very local areas. The programme includes training and reflection, residential time together with Near Neighbours workers from other cities as well as […]

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Diary Getting Full for 2012

We have updated our calendar with all the training events planned in the next few months. But, in case you want to see them as a list, or copy the whole lot and forward it to everyone you know, we have added a list of all the events here in our blogs. We hope there […]