Stephen Timms, the Labour Party Faith Envoy, today launched a new collection of essays entitled Faith With Its Sleeves Rolled Up, published by FaithAction. The book intends to record the most innovative faith based analyses of social action today which emerges from the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Faith in Society, which Stephen chairs.

Faith With its Sleeves Rolled Up is a pioneering publication which explores the practical contribution of faith-based organisations to UK society. The diverse collection of essays comprises perspectives ranging from theory to practice, activism to policy across our diverse religious heritage. Contributors to the publication include Stephen Timms MP, Dr. Daniel DeHanas, Dr. Therese O’Toole, Dr. Nasar Meer, Francis Davis and Dr. Husna Ahmad OBE.

Stephen Timms MP introduced the publication, saying:

“As Chair of the APPG, and a contributor to the collection, I’m delighted to be able to host the launch of this publication today. Just a glance through the pages of “Faith With its Sleeves Rolled Up” shows the diversity of faith organisations working hard and offering ideas to help change UK society for the good. This is exactly the kind of work we aim to promote with the APPG; FaithAction’s book brings much of our discussion into a tangible, readable form.”

Daniel Singleton, National Director of FaithAction said:

“The many perspectives contained in this publication present a compelling argument for the value of active faith in the twenty-first century. We believe that faith is not merely a list of doctrines but a call to action, a motivation to act selflessly and make a positive change to society. I am very pleased to say that Faith With its Sleeves Rolled Up is a testament to that ethos.”

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