The Face to Faith programme is underpinned by a set of principles that guide and give form to our work.
We remember these with the acronym “Respect”.
We ensure that everything we do, from the most strategic level, right through to classroom activities is informed and inspired by these principles.
R Respect – Our world is a diverse world. To communicate and grow we must respect one another’s beliefs, values, attitudes and faiths.
E Education – Good learning creates understanding, overcomes prejudice and opens the gates of dialogue. We are here to teach and to learn, not to convince or convert.
S Safety – A safe environment allows everyone to share with confidence. Help create one around you and watch everyone flourish.
P Perspective – Long journeys start with small steps and eyes lifted to the horizon.
E Empathy – When we try to see the world through other people’s eyes, we open our own.
C Celebration – We’re all different and that makes us special – so let’s bring our differences to the party!
T Trust – Through building relationships with people around the world, we learn to trust one another that our beliefs and values will be accepted.
Our work is also informed by the Toledo Guiding Principles on teaching about religions and beliefs in public schools – we agree that there is a positive value in an approach that teaches respect for everyone’s right freedom of religion and belief, and that teaching about religions can reduce harmful misunderstandings and stereotypes.
Currently, the Face to Faith is free to all registered schools, including installation of video-conferencing software. Please complete our registration form if you're interested in joining Face to Faith.