Building a politics of hope

24 Feb 2015 - 10:30am - 6:30pm

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

how to book:
St Bride Foundation, London
10.30 - 18.30
£15 (lecture free)
organised by: 
William Temple Foundation, Church Urban Fund, Joint Public Issues