Looking back to move forward . . . with a little help from our friends
For over 10 years Keep The Faith – Britain’s leading Black and minority ethnic community-focused publication that promotes and supports unity, faith and family values – has been providing this community with a voice, highlighting the need for unity, providing inspirational and aspirational news from within the BME church community, and creating a better understanding in an ever-changing environment.
We are the ONLY publication of its kind in the UK, and continue to be independently published – without the assistance of government grants, business loans or subsidies.
We have made it to 100!
Our high quality publication has been produced and distributed free of charge nationwide. It has been made available to MILLIONS of readers over the years, in print and electronically.
It has been distributed nationwide to churches, para-church organisations, Christian businesses, bookshops, leading supermarkets, local authorities, charities, NGOs, prisons, government authorities, Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords, and even to two Prime Ministers!
Unfortunately, due to the high costs of production, it is proving difficult to meet the demand for the magazine, so by offering a subscription service you can receive the magazine direct to your door!
KTF is reaching out from the pages to the community
We have many new powerful features for 2018. ‘Level Up’ is our brand new youth-focused section that aims to connect with young people. Watch out for ‘Level Up’ in the next issue.
We are organising improvements with our online channels to create more engagement, that will enable us to communicate more effectively en masse, and we will be organising Keep The Faith network events and seminars.
Our goals for 2018 are to have 5,000 subscribers, which will enable us to expand our print run, so that more people can benefit from having access to Britain’s leading Black and minority ethnic community-focused publication.
Within three years, we plan to be printing 100,000 copies per issue in the UK. We are also looking at offers to publish Keep The Faith in the USA, South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana!
Help us to help you
Broadening our national network means we will be able to bridge the gap between the faith and secular communities, by profiling projects and enterprises that will be for all our benefit. Promoting and supporting unity will help build on some of the amazing work and progress that is being made within our community in the UK and beyond… but on a much larger scale.
Can you help us to continue to inspire, educate, entertain and promote the positivity that is within the burgeoning community that Keep The Faith magazine serves?
Because we are dependent on advertising revenue, we need to encourage subscriptions; we want to remain independent and stay rooted within the community we serve. A subscription also ensures that you receive a copy of Keep The Faith and avoids the disappointment of not being able to pick up a copy from our outlets.
Thankfully, for over 10 years our income has been entirely derived from advertising revenue – from our very valued customers, who have benefited greatly from advertising in Keep The Faith. Our clients advise that they receive thousands of pounds a year in support and sponsorship from Keep The Faith readers.
Many of our loyal clients continue to do so, year in and year out, but our clients’ budgets are being continually cut. We recognise this and, in order to continue to support our many clients, as they have us, we have not increased our advertising rates for over three years, despite the ever rising costs of our printing and distribution.
Now we need to ask for need a little help from our friends. How can you help? It’s simple: please subscribe and have your copy of Keep The Faith magazine delivered to your door.
Walk with us on our exciting journey this year! Please support Keep The Faith magazine.
Being featured in Keep The Faith magazine has helped many individuals, organisations and businesses to launch and promote their goods, products and services; raise their profiles; grow and thrive.
It’s not about us . . it’s about you!
We have profiled members of the community who have launched businesses, charities and/or faith-based and community projects. Some have since had their wonderful work recognised in the Queen’s birthday and New Year’s honours lists, in the form of MBEs and OBEs, whilst others have become household names, such as Word4Weapons, GangsLine and the Wise Women Awards!
We have been media sponsors and supporters for thousands of community events – both within the Church and secular events – from youth projects to women’s conferences, awards evenings, gospel events and shows.
Despite changes in legislation, we have worked with hundreds of fostering and adoption agencies that have continued to advertise in Keep The Faith to ensure that they find culturally suitable foster carers and adopters for the many Black and multi-ethnic children in care.
Keep The Faith has worked with, interviewed and promoted many UK and international artists – from Muyiwa, Noel Robinson, Lurine Cato, Angie Le Mar, Jahméne Douglas, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Bishop TD Jakes, Micah Stampley, Tamela Mann, Hezekiah Walker and Israel Houghton, to name but a few.
We have promoted major films – from Amazing Grace, Selma, A United Kingdom, Queen of Katwe, Red Tails, Lincoln, The Butler, For Coloured Girls, Why Did I get Married Too?, The Nativity Story and Black Nativity. We have featured many actors, such as David Oyelowo, Youssou N’Dour and Tyler Perry. We even made CNN News in New York in 2006, when we featured Amazing Grace: The Movie!
Keep The Faith magazine is trusted by its readers; they feel part of the magazine, as it represents them in a positive way.
The editorial policy is informative, educational, aspirational and inspirational.
Many of our editorial contributors are some of the most powerful and influential movers and shakers and successful entrepreneurs within the BME community.
Most contributors are longstanding, all with a passion for communicating positivity and good news with our vast audience.
Of course, you can always donate to Keep The Faith by visiting our website and hitting the ‘Donate’ button or, if you’d rather, post is great!
Keep The Faith Directory
You can also support us with an entry in our directory.
The Keep The Faith Directory (formerly Black Christian Directory) was launched in 2008 with the foreword from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. It was originally in print and reprinted in 2012. It is re-launching as digital. Our directory will be the UK’s most comprehensive database of Black and minority-ethnic churches , businesses, organisations, projects, mentoring groups, charities and community groups. It’s the medium of choice and most effective channel for any organisation seeking to network with the BME community.
Inclusion in the directory places you in this community, helps foster working relationships, and exposure to the right audience plays a major part in achieving success.
Registration will cost a nominal £9.99 for a standard listing and £14.99 for an enhanced listing per annum. You will be able to include your name, address, full contact details, logo, images and promote yourself fully on your listing.
Check out the directory here www.keepthefaithdirectory.co.uk
Thank you for supporting Keep The Faith!