Originally founded in 1974, Birmingham Council of Faiths’ objective is to promote knowledge and mutual understanding of the beliefs and practices of the city’s many religious faiths, sects and denominations. Its belief is that through greater understanding of each other, a more harmonious and cohesive society can be created.
In furtherance of the above BCF’s aims as stated in its constitution are to:
a) promote awareness of all faiths so that the followers of one faith may have a better understanding of the others;
b) maintain harmonious relations and promote dialogue between the followers of the different faiths within the city;
c) be alert to issues of peace, justice, equality and diversity and act as a public voice on matters of mutual concern to the followers of Birmingham’s different faiths;
d) interface with interested bodies in fulfilling these objectives.
BCF’s additional strategy, adopted early in 2007, is to act as an interfaith hub, networking between the diverse umbrella, inter- and multi-faith organisations in the city and to serve as a focal point for information about their activities.