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Future of Faith: the modern place of worship
Thu 27 April 2017, 17:00 – 19:30 BST
This debate, organised by the Baroness Warsi Foundation, the Woolf Institute, and the Von Hugel Institute brings together future faith leaders to explore modern places of worship.
Worship, like everything else, evolves over time. In this debate, our panel of young Christian, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders, will come together to explore what future congregations and their ministers of religion, will need from their places of worship. Discussion will range from the structure and design, the context of living in a pluralist society and developing interfaith collaboration, inclusive and exclusive spaces and the use of technology.
The panel and audience will consider these areas and explore the following questions:
- What does the church / synagogue / mosque of today (and tomorrow) look like?
- What challenges will your congregation face?
- Is a physical place of worship still necessary?
- In what way could the integration of technology support (and hinder) your work?
This free debate will consider these questions starting with a series of provocations from a panel of speakers that bring a diverse range of experience and insights into the topic. The event is open to anyone interested in exploring the future of places of worship and their place in our communities.
This debate is part of the Baroness Warsi Foundation's UK-wide debate series, and the first stage of their Modern Places of Worship project.
Please note: At the debate we will be collecting data (including audio and photography) that will be used for educational and research purposes, including publication. If you would like more information on this, please get in touch with: The Baroness Warsi Foundation or Empowering Design Practices.