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Faith in Labour Summit

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The Oasis Centre

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SE1 7QP

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Confirmed speakers include:

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams

Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees

Shabana Mahmood MP

Rabbi Danny Rich

Steve Reed MP, Shadow Minister for Civil Society

Jasvir Singh OBE

Laura Marks OBE



The General Secretary of the Labour Party once said that it "owed more to Methodism than to Marx". Religious traditions and communities - non-conformist, Jewish, Catholic, Muslim and many others - have played a key role in the development of the Labour Movement. But in recent years the Labour Party has often downplayed or ignored the role and contribution of faith, epitomised by Alastair Campbell's famous statement "we don't do God".

Now, with the Labour Party facing a number of existential crises, the time is ripe to rediscover what a civil and robust engagement with faith might do to help the Labour Movement find its way in the 21st Century.

On Monday 1st May the new Faith in Labour initiative will seek to advance this engagement through the first ever Faith in Labour Summit at the Oasis Centre in Waterloo. Bringing together key figures from across Britain's faith communities and the Labour Movement, the Summit will create a unique opportunity to explore and reflect on the possible contribution of faith to a range of challenges facing the Social Democratic left in the UK and worldwide.

Sandwich lunch and refreshments provided.

Sessions will include:

Faith and the future of Social Democracy

Aid under fire - how can faith communities and the Labour Party make common cause in protecting international development?

Faith and Local Government - what's the role of faith groups in the provision of public and community services?

Universal Basic Income - a faithful way forward for the future of Welfare?

A faithful presence - practical reflections from people of faith involved in the Labour Party

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