We aim to encourage free discussion and engage in meaningful debate around the themes of faith, politics, public life, and social action

The inspiration for the Faith in Politics Network came from the thought-provoking and enriching experiences of interns on the Faith in Politics Internship Scheme. Alumni of the scheme had long voiced a desire to take this work forward beyond the year of the internship, and into the many and diverse areas in which we work.

We invite alumni of the internship and other young professionals to share in these important conversations about our changing society.

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What does the Network do?

The Faith in Politics Network hosts events at which we discuss political, religious and social issues,
followed by opportunities for socialising and networking. We also have a monthly newsletter which
highlights events, job opportunities, and other items of interest.

Explore a range of previously held events below, all well-received by those who attended, including a
number of Faith in Politics alumni.

Broadcaster Adrian Chiles spoke about his faith, football,
and being a Catholic in the media.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson talking about faith, politics,
disability and sport.

Two young refugees talking about their
journey across Europe.

A panel discussion on women, Catholicism,
and politics.

A debate on the future of the EU and its
relevance to young people.

A quiz night.

A screening and panel discussion of The
Divide – a documentary about young people
striving for a better life in the USA and UK.

A panel discussion on a Catholic response
to domestic abuse.


I am grateful to everyone who makes this year possible: the Members of Parliament and organisations with whom our interns are placed, the team of Jesuit spiritual directors, the donors who so generously support our young people, and the interns and alumni who show such deep commitment to the scheme and to living out their faith in a committed way.”

Bishop John Arnold
Bishop of Salford Diocese


Any questions?

Visit our FAQs or feel free to get in touch with our team.



Send us your application today

Applications are open for submission until April 2021.

In A Year

Each year, the interns on the programme produce ‘In A Year’, a magazine in which they write about their experiences over the internship year.