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Politics of Hope

Exploring the role and impact of faith-based leadership in local communities. Join the discussion at our pre-election conference.

Building a Politics of Hope: Exploring the role and impact of faith-based leadership in local communities

24th February 2015, London Welsh Centre

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. Rev Al Barrett will offer a reflection on a neighbourhood experiment in building community; Mohammed Mamdani will present a community foodbank & kitchen in north-west London which aims to create a community hub for local people in crisis; and Chris Sunderland shares his economic justice projects based in Bristol.

Download the full programme: Politics of Hope Event Programme (Word) Politics of Hope Event Programme  (PDF)

The conference concludes with a free public lecture delivered by Rev. Steve Chalke MBE, Founder of Oasis UK 

Book Now! Click here to buy tickets online.

In partnership:

Church Urban Fund logo Joint Public Issues Team logo


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