In broad brushstrokes, the Faith In Action Award rewards active service in schools and parishes and encourages young people to shine the light of faith upon their service experiences.
There are four different levels of award: Pin, Bronze, Silver and Gold. For this reason it has been described as a ‘Catholic Duke of Edinburgh’ – although there are some obvious differences that mean this is very much a stand-alone award grounded in Catholic theology.
The award allows the Church to celebrate, recognize and reward all that active young people of faith already give to the Church; but it also challenges those young people to deepen their relationship with God and change the world in which they live.
The award is designed to run on an annual cycle with all Diocesan participants working towards a single Diocesan celebration and presentation evening at which the Diocesan Bishop will present the awards.