The Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published in March 2018, lays out the Government’s commitment to supporting the training of faith leaders to strengthen ministering in the British context. We want places of worship to have well-qualified, informed and confident faith leaders, who are outward-looking, involve all parts of the community (especially women and young people), and are capable of resisting, and helping their congregations to resist, intolerant or extremist arguments. Our expectation is that faith institutions will themselves address this question, but we will look to help by ensuring that suitable training is available to religious ministers to ensure they understand their rights and responsibilities, including relevant aspects of the British legal system, to help support confident ministering in the British context. In light of the Government’s commitments around supporting training for faith leaders, we’d be grateful for your thoughts on the following questions

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* 1. We want faith leaders to be outward-looking and to be able to support everyone in their community, including women and young people.  Faith leaders should be equipped with the knowledge to confidently deal with a spectrum of issues faced by their congregations. With this in mind, what specific topics should this training cover?

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* 2. How could training for faith leaders be delivered most effectively?

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* 3. The Government is determined to learn from existing best practice. What  organisations are you aware of, if any, that currently provide training for faith leaders which is focused on ministering in the British context?

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* 4. How can the Government best encourage participation in faith leader training?

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* 5. Would you be willing to pay for faith leader training? 

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* 6. Do you feel that you, or a faith leader you know, would benefit from the provision of such training?

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* 7. Do you have any other comments?

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* 8. If you would like to be contacted about faith leader training in the future, please provide us with your contact details.

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