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Awards for faith-based groups in Bradford and Leeds

Our ‘Gratitude: Christian and Muslim Perspectives’ project is offering £500 to each of the two grassroots charities in Bradford and Leeds that can best demonstrate how gratitude is central to their work.

Our ‘Gratitude: Christian and Muslim Perspectives’ project will offer £500 awards to the two grassroots charities in Bradford-Leeds that can best demonstrate how gratitude is central to their work.

The project is led by Professor Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh and co-ordinated by Nathanael Vette.

Professor Siddiqui explains:

“This is an open call for submissions from faith-based grassroots groups and not-for-profits in the Bradford-Leeds area to deliver a presentation on how the concept of gratitude features in their work in the community.

“A panel of judges from the Christian-Muslim Forum and the Christian-Muslim Studies Network, University of Edinburgh, will award prizes of £500 each to the two organisations that can best demonstrate how gratitude is a central premise in their charitable/voluntary work.

“Shortlisted applicants will be invited to give presentations at a community event which will take place in a central venue in Bradford in early December 2019. The event will be co-hosted by the Bishop of Bradford, Toby Howarth.”

The award and the event aim to bring together organisations in the Bradford-Leeds area to learn about faith-based initiatives in the region, build alliances and friendships and share experiences of gratitude in community work.

Awards are made possible through the generous sponsorship of the Issachar Fund, which funds the project.

Apply by 15 November 2019

Applicants should submit a proposal of approximately 500 words profiling the role of gratitude in their work.

The deadline for submissions is 15 November 2019.

Proposals should be sent to Nathanael Vette, Project Coordinator. Email nathanael.vette@ed.ac.uk

Links

‘Gratitude: Christian and Muslim Perspectives’ project

Issachar Fund

Bradford Stronger Communities Partnership

Christian Muslim Forum

Bishop Toby Howarth

 

The ‘Gratitude: Christian and Muslim Perspectives’ project organises research workshops and other events which bring people together to consider the concept of gratitude from Christian and Muslim perspectives.