Building a politics of hope
Exploring the role and impact of faith-based leadership in local communities
From food banks to education, economic justice to community empowerment, faith-based organisations are playing an increasingly central role in local communities. In the run-up to the 2015 general election, this conference offers a unique opportunity for faith and community leaders, faith-based organisations and public policy makers to explore:
- The impact of faith-based organisations
- How they relate to ‘secular’ authorities
- Emerging models of political leadership and engagement
Three case studies will provide starting points for group discussions and plenary reflection. We will look at examples of asset-based community development (ABCD) focused on wellbeing, mental health and employment, a food programme run by Muslims in Leicester, and economic justice projects in Bristol. Download the full programme: Politics of Hope Event Programme (Word) or Politics of Hope Event Programme (PDF) .
The conference concludes with a free public lecture delivered by Rev. Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of Oasis Trust