Shaping debate on religion in public life.



The William Temple Foundation is connected to an increasing number of networks and partnerships. Our approach seeks to bring together faith-based organisations, academics, clergy, community activists, public policy makers and secular groups to create spaces for discussion and deep-thinking on the role of religion in public life. In this way we spark and share ideas which inform both our own, and our partners’ research. Through these networks and partnerships we offer teaching, training and conferences, and supervision of doctoral research.

If you would like to suggest a partnership opportunity or to add the William Temple Foundation to your network, we’d be happy to discuss this with you.

The Faiths & Civil Society Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London is a centre of excellence linking research, policy and practice in the field of faith-based social action.

Crucible Journal is the Christian journal of social ethics, published by SCM Press. It is co-sponsored by the William Temple Foundation and edited by the Foundation’s Associate Research Fellows John Atherton and John Reader.

Ethical Futures is a global network of scholars and practitioners founded by the Foundation exploring theology, ethics and politics in the light of both climate change and the post-digital

The Religion and Belief Policy Network is a four-nation initiative resourced with financial support from the AHRC and based at the Faiths and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths



Spaces of Hope

Sarum College

Church Urban Fund

St Paul’s Institute

Ripon College, Cuddesdon

APPG Faith and Society

Trussell Trust


Greenbelt Festival

Diocese of Gloucester

Centre for Anglican Studies, University of Canterbury

Centre for Oxford Mission Studies

Balliol College, Oxford

Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture, Regent’s Park College, Oxford

Toynbee Hall

Liverpool Hope University

Blackfriars College

Blackburn Cathedral

Leeds Church Institute

St Mary’s University, Twickenham

Diocese of Aarhus (Denmark)

Diocese of Elsinore (Denmark)

Centre for Anglican History and Theology – University of Kent

Religion Media Centre


Academics and Policy Makers

Sir Stephen Timms – Chair APPG on Faith and Society

Dan Singleton – CEO FaithAction

Sukhdeep Nijjar – Senior Policy Advisor (Faith and Communities) West Midlands Combined Authority

Dipali Chandra – CEO West Midlands Funders Network

Greg Smith – William Temple Scholar and local Lancashire activist


Academics we have worked with include

Goldsmiths College, University of London

Professor Adam Dinham – research collaborator on religion and welfare/public policy

Dr Naomi Thompson – research collaborator on Faith in Funerals project

Dr Keren Cohen – research collaborator in Convoy of Hope Project


University of Oxford

Professor Anthony Reddie, Oxford Centre for Religion and Culture

Dr Simon Skinner Balliol College, Professor Lawrence Goldman, St Peters Oxford

Dr Matthew Grimley, Merton College – Re-envisioning the British State in a Time of Crisis Initiative

Dr Maria Power – Opshal Commission 30 + event


University of Cardiff

Dr Richard Gale – geographies of religion, conversation partner and research colleague

Dr Andrew Williams on Geographies of Postsecularity volume (2019)


University of Birmingham

Dr Tina Hearn – member of William Temple Foundation Birmingham group and collaborator of Cost of Living Project


University of Edinburgh

Victoria Turner (Ph.D Candidate) – Re-envisioning the State Initiative


University of Worcester

Professor Maggi Savin-Baden and Revd Dr John Reader – post-digital theologies and network collaboration


University of Nottingham

Dr Chris Ives – key partner  environmentalism and sustainable urban transitions debates


University of Exeter

Professor Paul Cloke – key partner in postsecularity discourses


University of Kent

Professor Jeremy Carrette and Professor Kenneth Fincham – 80th Anniversary commemoration Christianity and Social Order


Liverpool Hope University

Dr Yazid Said and Dr Matthew Barber-Rowell – Blackburn Conference on theme of Rebuilding the public square: Religious engagement and the Temple tradition in post-pandemic Britain

Dr Val Barron – William Temple Researcher and Collaborator of Cost of Living Crisis conference for faith and policy makers

Dr Carol Tomlin – William Temple Researcher and Collaborator on Faith, Ethnicity and Intersectionality Project

Dr Saiyyidah Zaidi – Collaborator of Re-envisioning the British State in a Time of Crisis Conference

Dr David Shaw – William Temple Trustee and Collaborator on the Rebuilding the Public Square Blackburn Conference

Bishop James Jones – Presenter, Staying with the Trouble podcast – Series 3.0