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Faith Engagement Adviser appointed

Colin Bloom has been appointed as Faith Engagement Adviser at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

As Faith Engagement Adviser, Colin will lead a review into how best the government should engage with faith groups in England.

The adviser will make recommendations to the Communities Secretary about how the government can best celebrate and support the contribution of faith groups, break down barriers and promote acceptance between faiths, and promote shared values while tackling cultures and practices that are harmful.

Colin Bloom biography

Colin Bloom has held a substantial number of roles in politics which have focussed on working towards greater representation of faith in politics.

His previous roles have included: Executive Director of the Conservative Christian Fellowship and Director of Christians in Politics

These previous roles have allowed Mr Bloom to develop and demonstrate skills that have helped to promote the fair and equal treatment of faith and religion in politics.

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Published 10 October 2019