Wakefield Faiths Forum
Wakefield Faiths Forum would like to provide a platform for Wakefield District’s Faith Communities. We would like to share good practise and share common goals with Public Authorities. We would like to work in partnership with Statutory and Voluntary organisations to engage with the members of the community by promoting civil democratic engagement, engage with young people, and provide services and activities that promote community cohesion, social integration and promote peace within the Wakefield District.
We aim to promote the understanding of religious faiths in the Wakefield District these include Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Bahism, Buddhism, pagan’s and Quakerism.
Our aim is to provide a platform for Faith Communities to engage with Public, Private & Voluntary organisations so we can work collaboratively.
We want to provide and facilitate a research centre for information, debate and discussion on the issues affecting faith communities of the Wakefield District.
To promote religious dialogue in our faith communities and we also would like to tackle religious discrimination in the Wakefield District.
To organise conferences and seminars to engage with specific issues of common interest and concern, to upskill all the faith communities in areas important to them.
To provide a platform and channel for communication & training between faith communities, locally, regionally and nationally and also communicate with our religious and educational institutions including business and members of the public.
To facilitate faith community organisations in developing expertise in social policy areas, forming networks and partnerships and being able to initiate civic engagement on issues.
To be a hub for research, information, debate, discussion and cross-sector engagement on issues relating to regional policy and general concerns of faith groups.
To offer opportunities for faith communities to share best practice on issues & information that are concern to them.
To organise walk for peace events and activities that promote the opportunity for collaborative action to celebrate the positive contribution of religious groups to the harmony of Wakefield District.
Wakefield Youth Voice
Wakefield Youth Voices aim is to give Children & Young People a Voice in the Wakefield District.
Make local changes / difference in their Community.
Stay involved and participate in local Citizenship Programmes.
Engage with Policy Makers and Decision Makers of Wakefield District e.g. local Councillors and Members of Parliament.
Create more Opportunities for young People
Act as Ambassadors of Wakefield District
Make sure that Children & Young People's Voice is heard.
Get involved in local Community, Social programmes.
Work with Policy Makers and Decision Makers of Wakefield District e.g. local Councillors and Members of Parliament to make a positive difference in the Community/ City they live in.
Keep other Young people of informed of what is happening locally.
Promote Wakefield in a Positive Way and act as Positive Ambassadors / Role Models for other Young People and for the Wakefield District.
Wakefield Muslim Youth Forum
Wakefield Muslim Youth Forum (WMYF) is set up to support, encourage and empower young people and young Muslims of Wakefield District. We want to help young people to become outstanding members of the Muslim community to send good positive messages to the community/society.
We want these young people to become good role models and act as ambassadors in the Wakefield District.
Who are we
Wakefield Muslim Youth Forum is an Interfaith Organisation that supports young people and young Muslims to help them find the best solutions to the often difficult issues facing young people that they have to deal with on a daily basis.
We would like to recognise the vital role and positive contribution young people make to society and to ensure that their voices were heard.
We want the forum provide young Muslims with a range of support and development opportunities which enable them to become more active within their community, and have a positive influence on others.
What we do
We enrol, support, train and empower young people from the local community. They are called our ambassadors. By lobbying, campaigning and making their views known with our strategic partners, policy making forums and decision making arenas our goal is to bring about positive change for them, and other Muslims.
1: We want to promote, support and develop the needs of young people who live in the Wakefield District for all, or any purposes deemed to be charitable. These are 12-17 and 18-25 year olds are predominantly, but not exclusively, Muslim.
2: We would like to actively challenge inequality in service provision in all its guises, and priorities working with young people whose opportunities may be limited by economic and social disadvantage.
3: To strive towards building better relationships between young people from different backgrounds through our understanding and sensitivity towards cultural differences and the provision of information, leisure and recreational services alongside other support services.
4: We want to make sure that we empower young people to become actively involved in the community by providing training, capacity building and other support services.
5: our aim is to provide services and facilities in a way that is culturally appropriate, and ensure that we are accessible to young people of all backgrounds and different religions.