Date: Thursday 28 June 2018
Time: 18:00 to 19:30
Venue: University College London, Room G03, Department of Geography, 26 Bedford Way, London W1CH OAP
Tickets: FREE - Click here to book your place
Places of worship are facing fresh challenges.
Innovations in design and technology are changing the way we live, work and play. An environment of fear and suspicion is leading to the increased securitisation of places of worship. Rising building costs are placing pressure on congregations. Finally, a strong emphasis has been placed on the role of faith spaces as facilitators of social integration, the frontline against extremism, or as providers of local services or welfare provision.
On Thursday 28 June, join us to explore these issues and ask what is a Modern Place of Worship? Speakers will include Lord Bourne, the Minister for Faith, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Tan Dhesi MP, and award winning architect Cindy Walters. This event is in partnership with Baroness Warsi Foundation, UCL and City Sikhs.
Lord Bourne, Minister for Faith
Chair: Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor St Mary's University and the UK's former Ambassador to the Holy See
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
Bishop John Wilson, the Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster
Cindy Walters, Founding Partner and Award Winning Architect at Walters and Cohen
Tanmanjeet Dhesi, Member of Parliament for Slough
This is a ticketed event, so please remember to book your place online.
Free entrance. All welcome. Doors open at 18:45 and the talk begins at 19:00. If you have any questions, please contact the event organiser: firstname.lastname@example.org.