Faiths and beliefs shine through in every aspect of daily life and should be something that is embraced. Our diverse workforce must be open to different points of view, beliefs and simultaneously allow workers to fulfil their job role whilst expressing their individuality.
This network will provide an open forum for our colleagues to share their experience of the workplace in a supportive and safe environment. The network will provide a ‘listening ear’ for our colleagues as well as seeking their views to help shape our inclusion agenda and enable us to focus our efforts on actions that will make the biggest and most positive difference.
When is the next Faiths and Beliefs (FaB) Network meeting?
To be confirmed
Please email the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an MS Teams invite to be sent to you.
New information coming soon
Network member, Leonore Newson explains why a Faiths and Beliefs network is important to have at UHPNT:
"Paganism with all it's different aspects can seem worrying for many people , but today's average pagan, whether Druid, Heathen, Wiccan or Witch comes from all walks of life . Many are university professors, teachers, doctors , lawyers , nurses, service personnel, police and so on . Sharing knowledge and any diversity can only be to the benefit of all .
"I think it is in the best interest for the Trust to have an understanding and sharing of knowledge which may help to eliminate the taboo and sometimes fear which surrounds paganism in general . The Armed Services have their Defence Pagan Network and the Police have their Police Pagan Association , both acknowledged by Government . Paganism is the fastest growing religion in the United Kingdom today and I am passionate that greater understanding and tolerance is found so that paganism in all it's forms becomes as widely accepted as the mainstream religions .
"Apart from being a staff nurse within the Trust , I am a Trustee of The Druid Network, which was granted "charity .org status" in 2010 for the promotion of Druidry as a religion . I also completed studies to Druid grade within the Order of Bards , Ovates and Druids, who see Druidry more as a philosophy, but to me, it just my way of life."
The network chair has yet to be appointed.