Fayre Share Foundation’s founding aim has been to foster a sense of collaboration, with priority causes in conflict resolution and interfaith relations.
Collaboration House, launched in 2014, extends on previous projects to encourage collaboration between the different faith communities by inviting select interfaith charities to use the free collaboration hub in Central London.
The space sets out to create a new ecosystem with countless opportunities for our under-resourced and increasingly pressured interfaith charities, which promote understanding and cooperation between faiths.
It is hoped that the hub will further enhance the relationships not only between faiths, but also with the wider community.
Charities including Faiths Forum for London, the Council for Christians and Jews and Women’s Interfaith Network are able to share ideas, connections and collaborate on exciting projects to benefit interfaith relations throughout the country.
Based in buzzy Fitzrovia on Charlotte Street, the pioneers of the scheme are currently experimenting with the space before it is transformed in 2016 with a specifically designed rebuild, providing an environmentally friendly building with the ideal layout and facilities for the area and all of those involved.
Collaboration House will also contain a media hub allowing charities access to audio and video equipment to develop videos and podcasts, enabling both them and their wider networks to have greater engagement via social media, which is especially important to developing new ways of reaching young people.
We are particularly proud about working with the local Camden area via a number of initiatives, including organising regular visits from nearby primary schools so that pupils can meet with and learn about the different faiths as a part of their religious education. We are also particularly keen to hear from local volunteers or those who may be interested in an internship within an interfaith organisation, as there are many opportunities for the local and wider community to become involved in this new venture.
You can follow the latest activity of Collaboration House on Twitter (@CollabHouseLDN) or if you would like to find out more about the initiative, please contact us.