Following his appointment as Faith Engagement Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Colin Bloom has been asked to lead a review into how best the government should engage with faith groups in England.

The review is made up of four sections:
1. Are faith groups, places of worship and people of faith a force for good in society?

2. The extent which the government and its agencies has sufficient faith literacy and considers the partnership between faith groups and the State

3. Looks at some aspects where harm might be caused through religious and faith-based practices and a review in the government’s role in tackling them

4. Set of recommendations for the government to consider and respond to

They have asked for sources, reports, case studies, surveys as well as personal anecdotes to underpin any points made.

Catholic Voices are hosting a webinar focused on this matter on Wednesday 2 December at 7pm.

The event will be to explain the purpose of the review and there will be the opportunity to put questions to Colin Bloom. Questions can be submitted before the day.