“View from Beacon Hill, Halifax: King Cross and Wainhouse Tower” by Tim Green aka atoach is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
HM Queen Elizabeth II
1926 – 2022
Members of all faiths represented in the Calderdale Interfaith are saddened and grieved by the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The Queen served our country selflessly with dedication and devotion for over 70 years. In that time she managed to touch all our hearts in one way or another and she will be greatly missed.
Calderdale Interfaith representatives will always remember the Queen for her spirituality, deep understanding of our multicultural community and her resolute support for social cohesion and interfaith dialogue.
On behalf of the faith communities of Calderdale we would like to convey our deepest sympathy and condolences to the Royal Family during this difficult time. She and our King are in our thoughts and prayers.
Who We Are
In 1993 following a proposal by the Anglican Diocese of Wakefield, the Calderdale Churches Partnership was set up for joint working on regeneration initiatives. A Declaration of Intent was signed in 1994 between the Bishop of Wakefield and representatives of local Council.
The importance of interfaith joint working became increasingly recognised in 2001 with reference to the civil disturbances in the North and as part of the Government’s recommendations for promoting community cohesion. Furthermore, the impact of September 11th underlined the importance for local government to be more aware of religious and interfaith issues and to take a more active interest in ensuring good faith relations in their areas.
In 2002, the Churches Partnership revised its terms of reference and transformed itself into the Faith Communities Partnership, and other faiths and their representatives came on board.
In 2003 the Partnership adopted a new constitution and a new name giving it broader appeal and greater independence: the Calderdale Interfaith Council (CIC).