Event: “Faith, Politics & Social Justice: The General Election and Beyond”

Faith, Politics & Social Justice: The General Election and Beyond

An event organised by the Faith & Peaceful Relations Research Cluster at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University.

Tuesday 3rd February 2015, 12.00-3.45pm (lunch provided)

Taking place three months before the General Election, the event will explore the current and likely future relationship between religion and politics in the UK. High-profile speakers from across the political and religious spectrum – including faith- based organisations, the voluntary and third sector, think tanks, policy makers and academics – will reflect on the role faith and faith groups play in politics, and specifically in the forthcoming election. They will discuss how electoral politics is engaging and affecting faith groups. Confirmed speakers include: Sughra Ahmed (Islamic Society of Britain), David Barclay (Contextual Theology Centre), Mike Battcock (Department for International Development), Revd Canon Paul Hackwood (Church Urban Fund & Near Neighbours), Lucinda Hasell (Mothers’ Union), Sister Jayanti (Brahma Kumaris), Fiyaz Mughal (Tell MAMA & Faith Matters), Philip Rosenberg (Board of Deputies of British Jews), Stephen Shashoua (Three Faiths Forum) and Daniel Singleton (Faith Action).

To register for this free event, please visit the following website address: http://www.coventry.ac.uk/faithpoliticsandsocialjustice  Places are limited and registrations will close by 30th January 2015.

We are very pleased to announce that a Coventry University lecture by the Most Reverend Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, will directly follow the event (4.15-5.15pm). He will speak on ‘How can we build communities of peace and trust?’ Please indicate whether you wish to attend this lecture when you register.

We look forward to welcoming you at this event. Please direct any queries to Mandeep Singh Sehmi (PhD researcher and Research Assistant) on sehmim2@uni.coventry.ac.uk