Raising Hindu voice at National Level on an ongoing basis for the Community
The Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB)
is the largest umbrella body for British Hindus with more then 300 member organisations from around the country. HFB is the first port of call from the central government and the most reported Hindu organisation in the British media.
To serve as the foremost advocate for the British Hindu community, facilitating dialogue, influencing public policy, and fostering community cohesion. The Hindu Forum of Britain is committed to addressing the needs of its diverse members, promoting cultural richness, and actively engaging in interfaith relations for a harmonious and inclusive Britain.
To be the unifying force that empowers British Hindus, ensuring their voice is heard in matters of public policy, community development, and interfaith collaboration. The Hindu Forum of Britain envisions a society where the values of Hindu culture contribute to mutual respect, understanding, and a shared commitment to building a cohesive and prosperous nation.
What is the Hindu Forum of Britain (HFB)?
The Hindu Forum of Britain is the largest umbrella body for British Hindus, representing over 300 member organizations nationwide. It plays a key role in engaging with the government, media, and other faith communities.
What are the main areas of focus for HFB?
HFB’s activities revolve around public policy and community consultation, capacity building and project development for the Hindu community, and fostering interfaith relations for a cohesive and inclusive Britain.
How does HFB influence public policy?
HFB facilitates consultation on various issues, providing collective views of the Hindu community. They engage with government bodies on topics such as race equality, religious education, and community relations.
How can organizations become members of HFB?
Organizations can become members by nominating a representative to the HFB General Council, which meets annually at the Annual General Meeting.
Can individuals become members of HFB?
HFB membership is primarily for organizations. However, individuals interested in getting involved with HFB’s initiatives can explore volunteering opportunities within the various committees and departments or attend events organized by HFB.
Individuals interested in HFB’s initiatives can explore volunteering opportunities within the various committees and departments or participate in events organized by HFB.
What benefits do member organizations receive?
Member organizations of HFB gain representation in the HFB General Council, providing a platform to contribute to the collective voice of British Hindus. They also have the opportunity to participate in various projects and events organized by HFB. Joining HFB provides your organization with the opportunity to be part of a network with wide support from regional Hindu councils, large temples, and community organizations across various regions of Britain.
Is there a membership fee for joining HFB?
Yes, Details about membership fees, if any, can be obtained by contacting the Membership Committee. The committee will provide information on any associated costs and the benefits provided to member organizations.
How can members engage with HFB's activities and projects?
Members can actively engage with HFB by participating in various committees and projects. They can collaborate with other member organizations to contribute to capacity building, community development, and interfaith relations initiatives led by HFB.
How does HFB promote community cohesion?
As an umbrella organization, HFB aims to deliver key aspirations of the Hindu community and build cohesive communities that coexist harmoniously. The organization emphasizes broad-based participation and widespread consultation on key issues.
If you wish to receive membership forms by post, you can contact HFB by emailing [email protected] and leaving your name, organization, and address.
How can our organization contribute to HFB's goals?
By becoming a member, your organization can actively contribute to the progress of British Hindus. HFB encourages every Hindu organization in the UK to join the effort in delivering what the community rightfully deserves.