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To the Academy and beyond: religious literacy in contemporary society

27 November 13

One of the key findings of our previous evaluation was the widespread perception of the potential value added in HEIs by engagement with issues of religious faith at a time of economic and social stress. For example, working with faith groups institutions can provide a more religiously literate student experience, avoid expensive and divisive equality litigation, promote a culture of openness, trust and enquiry, and work in community partnerships to prevent the divisions which often arise when there is financial strain and high levels of unemployment.

These lessons can also be applied to sectors outside of Higher Education and this conference will focus on this as well as highlighting the findings and successes of the Religious Literacy Leadership Programme’s work with Higher Education Institutions across the country. This free conference will explore the processes, impacts and experiences of developing strategy in relation to religion and belief. There will also be opportunities to meet with counterparts in other institutions to exchange skills and learning and consider potential for partnership and networking around these issues.

Sessions will include workshops on religious literacy and:

The media

Equalities

Fashion

The conference will be held in central London.

To book a place or for further details, please contact Jennifer Mayo-Deman; stacsresearch@gold.ac.uk

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