Based within the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, Faithful Neighbours equips churches for confident, welcoming mission and ministry in a multi-faith world.
We are the Presence and Engagement hub for Diocese of Leeds, the Church in West Yorkshire & the Dales, helping Christians to interact with confidence and hospitality as they meet people of different faiths. Presence and Engagement is a national Church of England initiative, open to all denominations, supporting churches in their Ministry and Mission in a nation and a world of many faiths.
Wherever we live, most of us now work or learn alongside people from different faith traditions; we're all influenced by 24/7 media coverage; and our opinions are affected by frequent references to different faith traditions. Faithful Neighboursis for all Christians to engage with - helping us to interact with confidence and hospitality in meeting people of different faiths. And our name reminds us that Jesus used the story of the Good Samaritan - someone from a different faith tradition - to demonstrate the principle of loving our neighbours.
We share some beliefs, values and creeds with people of different faiths but we also differ on some key matters of theology and doctrine. Faithful Neighbours encourages open dialogue in safe spaces, enabling people to speak honestly, including about some difficult subjects, learning to disagree well in a way that respects individual positions.
We share the same neighbourhoods as people of different faiths and we share many common concerns about social and economic matters. Through the Near Neighbours programme; shared community activities and through prayer we are encouraging communities to work together across differences to see our neighbourhoods transformed.
Whether you need to make the first initial steps towards neighbours of different faiths, or you need help to think through our Christian attitudes towards Islam we are here to help.
PRIVACY NOTICE Information that we collect Faithful Neighbours respects and is committed to protecting the privacy of all who give us their contact details or who visit our website and social media. Faithful Neighbours only collects your information with your prior knowledge and it is only used for the purposes requested or any other usage that has been agreed by yourself. How we collect information about you We may collect information about you whenever you interact with us. For example when you register for events, sign up for a newsletter, access our research, apply for a job or volunteering opportunity, download resources or otherwise give us any other personal information. From time to time we may contact you via email or post and ask your particular areas of interest in our work. This enables us to send information that is relevant to you through our newsletters, campaigns, latest projects. To this end, we store your name and email securely on our database. We clearly provide you with an easy way to tell us that you do not want to hear from us again via email, just contact us on GDPR@faithfulneighbours.org.uk . If we do not hear from you we will assume that you are happy to receive information on our services, resources and activities. What Information we collect When you interact with us, you may give us addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers and, where appropriate information on gender and religious/ethnic background. You will give this information by filling in forms, including Near Neighbours applications, event attendance sheets and grant monitoring reports. How we use your information We will use your information to :
Give you information and services requested
Keep you in touch with our work by sending you updates, fund raising and marketing communications by email
Send you administration information about our charitable aims by email
Comply with financial regulations and the law
To do some of this, we may need to share your information with other companies for analysis or processing. We choose these companies carefully so that we know your information will always be safe with them. We will not swap or sell your data to any third party for marketing purposes. You can opt out of receiving emails or telephone calls at any time – just contact us on GDPR@faithfulneighbours.org.uk or tel : 01133530230 Please note that if you opt out of receiving specific communications then opt in again in the future, the most recent request/preference will supersede.
Your Consent By giving us your personal information, you consent to us collecting and using that information in the ways we describe in this privacy notice. How we protect your personal information We take appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date, and that we only keep it as long as is reasonable and necessary. Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal information, the transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure. We do our best to protect personal information but we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted electronically, so any transmission is at the user’s own risk. How to change the personal information we hold about you If you want to update the information we hold for you, or you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please get in touch as soon as possible. You can call, e-mail or write to us on GDPR@faithfulneighbours.org.uk or tel: 01133530230 Your rights You have the right to request information on the details we hold about you. For a copy, please send a letter requesting the information plus a cheque for £10 which will cover our administrative costs. You should include proof of identity in your letter, e.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport. You can write to us at Faithful Neighbours, Church House, 17-19 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2EX Supporter Care Our privacy notice may change from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to see if we have included any updates or changes and that you are happy with them.
Data Controller and Representative Faithful Neighbours is the Data Controller for personal data you provide to us. We only collect personal data about you which includes Name, Address, e-mail addresses and phone numbers, plus (in the case of Near Neighbours) data on ethnic and religious background. On the winding up of FN in summer 2018 the representative for queries will pass to the successor organisation Wellsprings Together, and their nominated officer.
What We Would Also Like to Do With It We would like to use your name and email address to inform you of our future offers and services. This information is not shared with third parties and you can unsubscribe at any time via phone, email or our website.
Storage of Data All personal data is stored securely and confidentially whether on hard copy (in locked filing cabinets within secure offices) or on digital systems (via password protection on employee laptops and mobile phones). Data records will be stored in line with funders requirements (for Near Neighbours) and for up to 6 years for other purposes.