Shaping debate on religion in public life.

Year of Fundraising

14 Sep 2018

The William Temple Foundation is excited to be launching its new Year of Fundraising campaign.

At the William Temple Foundation, we believe in building a fairer society, and we know that religion and belief have an important role to play. Through our ground-breaking research and our engaging events, we seek to promote human wellbeing, advocate for social and environmental justice, and influence public policy. The theological ideas and politics of Archbishop William Temple, who was a key architect of the post-war settlement that included the welfare state, continue to resonate powerfully in today’s world, most recently in the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice.

As the future of British society is up for debate, the extent to which our economy works for the vulnerable is in serious doubt, and the role of religion and belief in public life is coming to the fore, the work of the William Temple Foundation is needed now more than ever.

That is why we are launching an ambitious fundraising campaign to raise £50,000 that will help support our vital work over the next ten years.

We do not charge people for what we do. Our published e-books are free to download; there are no subscription fees for our regular blog and newsletter; many of our events are free; and you do not have to pay to catch up with our work on our YouTube channel. But, like many charities, the William Temple Foundation is operating in an incredibly challenging funding environment. That is why we need your support to help us fulfil our mission.

Commenting on the new initiative, Director of Research Professor Chris Baker says:

“In the next year, our events and publications will focus on the intellectual and political legacy of Archbishop William Temple. We will highlight the many different ways the work of the Foundation—ranging from our William Temple scholars; our work on religion, belief and policy; the impact of our beliefs, values and worldviews on work cultures; and the impact of religion and belief on the environment and digital technology—all continue the rich legacy of compassionate, radical, but also pragmatic Christian public theology that Temple espoused.”

You can find out more on our Support Us page.

To contribute to our Year of Fundraising campaign, simply visit our page on BT MyDonate. Or to join our community of regular supporters sign up online here.

If you would rather give offline, just download, complete, and return a Standing Order Form. And if you are able to gift aid your donation, we would be very grateful if you could fill out our Gift Aid Form.

Thank you.

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