Faith in Labour Summit Postponed
Due to the General Election on June 8th we have decided to postpone the Faith in Labour Summit. Please follow @Labourfaith for updates and info on revised plans in due course.
The General Secretary of the Labour Party once said it "owed more to Methodism than to Marx". But whilst a wide spectrum of religious traditions and communities (non-conformist, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, Sikh and many others) have played a key role in the development of the Labour Movement, the Labour Party has all too often downplayed or ignored their roles and contributions, as best epitomised by Alastair Campbell's famous statement "we don't do God".
On Monday 1st May, the all-new new Faith in Labour initiative will be seeking to advance this engagement. Through the launch of the first national Faith in Labour Summit, key figures from across Britain's faith communities and those of the Labour Movement will be exploring the trials, tribulations and contributions of faith to a range of challenges facing the Social Democratic left in the UK and the wider world.
Come join us, and be a part of the conversation.
Sandwich lunch and refreshments provided.
Agenda for the Day
10.30am - Welcome
10.45 - How can Labour Mayors lead the way on faith engagement? With Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees
12 - Breakout sessions
1) Local Government, faith and public services. With Steve Reed MP, Steve Chalke MBE, Rodie Garland (FaithAction)
2) International development and aid - in who's interest? With Tim Livesey (Oxfam), Ivan Lewis MP, Christine Allen (Christian Aid)
3) A Faithful presence - getting involved in Labour politics. With Rabbi Danny Rich, Shabana Mahmood MP, Jasvir Singh OBE
2pm - Breakout sessions
1) The future of work and Universal Basic Income. With Baroness Sherlock, Jonny Reynolds MP and Lord Glasman
2) Tackling antisemitism, islamophobia and other forms of hate crime. With Dilwar Hussain (New Horizons in British Islam), Jemma Levene (Hope not Hate) and other speakers TBC
3) Overcoming barriers to gender equality in public life. With Liv Bailey (Labour Women's Network), Onjali Rauf (Making Herstory) and Laura Marks (Mitzvah Day, Nisa-Nashim).
3.15 - Religion and the Future of Social Democracy. With Dr Rowan Williams, Sughra Ahmed (Islamic Society of Britain) and Jon Cruddas MP
4.30 - Close