What partnerships does your church have with non-Christian orgs in social action?
Demos and the Good Faith Partnership are conducting a piece of research exploring partnership working between churches and non-Christian organisations (including businesses, other faith groups, charities, local authorities, schools and other public sector organisations) for social purpose.
They are surveying church congregations of all denominations to understand how these partnerships are formed, for what reasons, their successes and their challenges.
Partnership working could involve organisations such as Local Government commissioning churches to provide services, churches co-running projects with other faith groups/secular NGOs, or churches running projects that rely on close collaboration with statutory services like the police, JobCentres etc. Sometimes these partnerships might be mediated or brokered by a larger organisation/network (e.g. Church Urban Fund, Caritas, etc), but sometimes they are formed directly between individual congregations and the non-Christian partner(s). They are equally interested in both approaches.
Please complete their survey if you are a representative of a church which runs a program or activity for social purpose in partnership with non-Christian organisation(s).
This survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept confidential and reported anonymously.
The survey is here.
Thank you in advance.