Cross-Party Group on Faith

Safer Streets: Are faith groups making a difference?

Thursday 14 July 2022 from 10:30 – 11:45

on Microsoft Teams

 

Present:

  1. Ainsley Griffiths, Church in Wales
  2. Altaf Hussain MS
  3. Curtis Shea, Office Manager of Darren Millar MS
  4. Dai Hankey, founder of Red Community (presenter)
  5. Darren Millar MS (chair)
  6. Dean Fryer-Saxby (presenter)
  7. Duncan Mitchell, South Wales Police
  8. Emma Roach
  9. Gethin Rhys, Cytûn
  10. Heather Payne
  11. Ioan Bellin, Office Manager of Rhys ab Owen AS
  12. Jim Stewart (secretary and note-taker)
  13. Kate McColgan, Chair of the Interfaith Council for Wales
  14. Molly Conrad, Partnership and Public Affairs Officer, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
  15. Nathan Sadler, Public Policy Officer, Evangelical Alliance Wales
  16. Peter Harrison, British Army
  17. Ryland Doyle
  18. Sam Rowlands MS
  19. Siva Sipalavan, Hindu community
  20. Thomas Haigh, Hate Crime Officer, South Wales Police
  21. Yasmin Zahra

 

Apologies:

 

1.      Christine Abbas, Baha’i Council for Wales

2.      Mark Isherwood MS

3.      Peredur Griffiths AS

4.      Sarah Jones, Church in Wales

5.      Sasha Perriam, Cytûn

6.      Stanley Soffa, Jewish community

 

Minutes:

 

1. Darren welcomed everyone to the meeting and provided an update on a written response  from the Welsh Government. This was sent as a result of a letter written by Darren after the Cross-Party Group on Faith on Ukraine on May 4th.

 

2. Darren introduced the two speakers, Dean Fryer-Saxby from Cardiff Street Pastors and Dai Hankey from the Red Community who each gave an overview of their work in Cardiff.

 

3. Darren chaired a wide-ranging discussion in which various points were raised by attendees, relating to the two presentations.

 

4. Darren thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.