In the run-up to the 2015 general election, William Temple Foundation will gather together community leaders, faith-based organisations, clergy and public policy makers for an interactive conference exploring the political impacts of local religious leadership. Building a Politics of Hope: Exploring the role and impact of faith-based leadership in local communities will be held at the St Bride Foundation, London on Tuesday 24th February 2015.
From foodbanks to education, economic justice to community empowerment, faith-based organisations play an increasingly important role in local communities, and are generally considered one of the most effective and trusted catalysts for progressive social change in areas facing deficits in public services as a result of austerity politics.
This daylong conference, organised in partnership with Church Urban Fund and the Joint Public Issues Team for the Baptist, Methodist and United Reformed Church will combine theory and practice. We will explore the changing relationship between faith-based and secular political actors, focusing on emerging new forms of political engagement and leadership.
For more information visit the Politics of Hope page of our website.