Cinnamon Faith Action Audits

The results of the Cinnamon Faith Action Audits were announced on Wednesday May 20th at Emmanuel Centre, Westminster.

Key statistics:

  • Collectively, local faith groups deliver 220,000 social action projects
  • Local faith groups serve 48 million beneficiaries
  • Local faith groups mobilise 2 million volunteers
  • Collectively,  local faith groups give over £3 billion worth of social support

You can download the national report HERE.

You can see locations for which there are local reports HERE.

The results were highlighted by a new Cinnamon film, which outlined the numbers, and can be seen below (Film: 1m 42 s):

The event was hosted by Matt Bird and other members of the Cinnamon Leadership team. Our guest speaker was Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby. His speech can be read HERE.

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Following the Archbishop of Canterbury’s keynote speech, there was a discussion panel which included:

  • Most Rev. Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury;
  • Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks, National Policing Lead on Citizens in Policing;
  • Lord Tariq Ahmad, Home Office Minister for Countering Extremism;
  • Pastor Agu Irukwu, Chair of the Redeemed Christian Church of God;
  • Ruth Gledhill, Contributing Editor to Christian Today;
  • Clare De Silva, Community Impact Team Leader, Cinnamon Network.

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These church networks will publish their own local Cinnamon Faith Action Audit which will be presented to their respective local authorities, police and other agencies at special regional events, which are listed HERE.

The Cinnamon Network invited fifty Local Church Networks to serve their communities by leading a Cinnamon Faith Action Audit, which will provide evidence for the impact and value of social action delivered by local churches and all other faith groups. This evidence will strengthen the confidence of local churches and that of local authorities, police and other agencies to work more closely together. The final results of the audit can be viewed HERE.

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