** We have reached maximum capacity for places at this conference. Please register to join our waiting list. **
Our four-part virtual conference, Faith & Belief 2040, continues on Tuesday 17 November 2020 with a discussion on 'Social Cohesion', led by four guest speakers:
- Jo Broadwood (Chief Executive, Belong - The Cohesion and Integration Network)
- Madeleine Pennington (Head of Research, Theos)
- Dr Maryyum Mehmood (Centre Facilitator, University of Birmingham)
- Edwin Shuker (Board of Deputies, British Jews)
For some, the notion that faith has a role to play in addressing issues of social cohesion is inherently problematic; for others, faith communities are critical and pivotally placed partners, both locally and globally, and should therefore be involved in relevant conversations.
This third session in our virtual conference examines the role that people of faith and people with non-religious worldviews can play in promoting more inclusive and socially cohesive communities.
Participants will have the chance to hear from each of our guest speakers before taking part in smaller breakout room discussions, and then reconvening for a final plenary and open question-and-answer session to share ideas and delve deeper into the issues discussed.
Originally due to take place in Spring 2020, over two days at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, Faith & Belief 2040 is taking place online via Zoom in light of pandemic restrictions.
We have reached maximum capacity for this conference, but please get in touch by emailing Emily Gow, our Programme Officer, at email@example.com or register to participate via Eventbrite using the 'Join mailing list' button on this webpage.
This conference is taking place under the Chatham House Rule to facilitate a free and open exchange of views.
Our programme was developed with Humanists UK and The Faith & Belief Forum.
Our programme includes four separate discussions, held online via Zoom, and registrants are asked to attend all four:
Faith & Belief 2040 - Religious Diversity: Tuesday 10 November, 11am
Faith & Belief 2040 - Impacts on Identity: Thursday 12 November, 11am
Faith & Belief 2040 - Social Cohesion: Tuesday 17 November, 11am
Faith & Belief 2040 - Moral Courage: Thursday 19 November, 11am
Our freelance Research Associate, Hannah Timson, will be writing a summary report on the key themes that arise from this conference, to be published shortly.
This virtual conference is free to attend and is supported by our charitable funds.
Like all charities, Cumberland Lodge is facing difficult times during the current pandemic. If you would like to support our work, please consider making a small donation. You can do so online, via our JustGiving page here.