Faith Matters launched in 2006 as a vehicle to enable faith communities to reduce conflict using conflict resolution tools. Faith Matters works on integration, cohesion, hate crime and countering extremism projects.
Faith Matters has been ground-breaking and instrumental in developing new and innovative projects that bring faith communities together and in strengthening faith institutions.
In 2017 they launched their ‘Accessing Justice: Supporting Victim’s rights at Courts’ project. To implement this successfully and ensure the victims were supported effectively. Diverse Matters were commissioned to train the team delivering the project. The training programme incorporated Diversity and Inclusion throughout with specific modules and learning regarding the impact of crime, supporting victims of hate crime, support skills, safeguarding and managing boundaries. This enabled staff on the project to manage the project effectively and ensuring the service was victim led, victims were supported appropriately with consideration of their cultural and other identified needs.