Programme (may be subject to change)
10:00 Arrivals, registration, workshop selection and networking
10.30 Welcome to delegates
10:35 Introduction ‘Youth Work and Faith – a starting point. What are the delights and dilemmas, why do we need dialogue and how we can support each other to find out more?’ Cris Mepham and Naomi Stanton
10:45 Keynote 1 ‘Youth Work in a “Post-faith” Culture’ – Richard Jones, Chief Executive at the Joshua Project
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Topical Short Talks – a series of short 10 min thematic inputs by different speakers focussing upon a debate, delight or dilemma.
Planned topics include working together, shared values, indoctrination and professional boundaries.
12:30 Lunch break
13:15 Reconvene for the afternoon programme and signposting delegates to workshops
13:25 Workshops – as signed up for in the morning
Planned topics include ‘belief and sexuality’, ‘passion, commitment and calling’ and ‘Christians and Muslims working together’.
14:30 Coffee Break
14:45 Keynote 2 ‘Ambiguity, identity and conflict – working between faith and non-faith positions’ – Bernard Davies, In Defence of Youth Work
15:15 Question time panel
16:00 Conference closed
Hope to see you there if you can make it.