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Faith & Community Building Conference

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FaithSpace

Prewett Street

Bristol

BS1 6PB

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Join us for an introduction to faith-driven community building and social action, using an asset-based approach.


'Asset-based community development (or ABCD) is founded on the idea that change will only happen if we identify and mobilise the gifts and capacities of local people and the social, physical and economic resources of a local place. It is an approach that seeks to build strong, sustainable communities from the ‘inside out’, through forging and nurturing relationships of care and creativity.' (Rev. Al Barrett)


We will begin by exploring how the Christian faith links to asset-based community development (ABCD) with guest speaker Rev. Al Barrett (see below for more details).


The event will equip you with:

  • an understanding of the key principles of ABCD and how it links to faith-driven community building and social action

  • tools for implementing an ABCD approach within your ministry

  • inspiration and opportunities to be involved in community building in Redcliffe or your own communities.

This event is being organised by St Mary Redcliffe Church in partnership with Bristol City Council's Community Development Team.


Event Structure

09:30 - Arrive for registration and refreshments
10:00 - Introduction
10:15 - What is the link between the Christian faith and ABCD?
11:00 - Workshop 1
11:40 - Break
11:55 - Workshop 2
12:40 - Lunch (provided)
13:20 - Workshop 3
14:20 - Reflections
15:00 - Close


Revd. Al Barrett is Rector of Hodge Hill (a Local Ecumenical Partnership with the URC), and lives on the multicultural Firs & Bromford estate in east Birmingham. He is project manager of TogetherWeCan! – a 6+ year intergenerational community-building project in his local neighbourhood. In 2017 he completed a PhD, developing a ‘radically receptive political theology in the urban margins’. He is coordinator of the Church of England’s national Estates Theology project, and is in the process of writing and editing 3 books, including "Being Interrupted: Re-imagining the Church’s Mission from the Outside, In" (SCM Press, forthcoming).


For more information about this event, please contact rachel.varley@stmaryredcliffe.co.uk

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