FbRN National Conference Programme

The latest programme for FbRN's National Conference on Monday 18th March


Subject to any late amendments

10.00-10.30   Registration and refreshments


10.30-11.00   Plenary: Real and Imagined Faith: what now and next?

Professor Adam Dinham, Professor of Faith & Public Policy, Goldsmiths, University of London


11.00-11.30   Open Space – an opportunity to:

reflect on the opening keynote talk and share specific experiences, current concerns and perspectives with other participants.


11.45-1.00     Workshop Session 1 – policy & research perspectives


Workshop A: Working with public sector partners

Hannah Walker, FaithAction

Dr Rachael Chapman, Northumbria University

Malik Gul, Wandsworth Community Empowerment Network


Workshop B: Faith & Community Organisations in public life – learning from research

Angus McCabe, Third Sector Research Centre

Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Woolf Institute, Cambridge

Professor Adam Dinham,Goldsmiths, University of London


Skills focus, “How to …” session:

How to assess and demonstrate the social value and impact of your work using the Community Matters ‘Your Value’ tool

Richard Bridge, Community Matters


1.00-2.00       Lunch


2.00-3.15       Workshop Session 2 –perspectives on practice


Workshop C: Innovation and new developments in faith based social action

Jane Winter, FbRN and Year of Service

Liz Carnelly, Near Neighbours

Rosy Fairhurst,Sophia Hubs


Workshop D: Understanding different models of community organising and community development

Stephen Kearney, Re:Generate

Pete Brierley, Citizens UK

Steve Miller, FbRN


Skills focus, “How to…” session:

Understanding and knowing your patch; how to undertake a social audit of your locality.

Catriona Robertson, London Boroughs Faiths Network


3.30-4.15       Final plenary – what does the future hold – perspectives from leading colleagues