What is a Modern Place of Worship?
- Thursday, 28th June 2018
- 6:00pm - 7:30pm
- Room G03, Department of Geography
University College London, 26 Bedford Way
- The Baroness Warsi Foundation
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The Baroness Warsi Foundation – in partnership with UCL, City Sikhs and City Circle – are hosting a free debate on the future of places of worship in the UK.
Modern places of worship face new challenges: the rise of technology has led to major changes in the way we live; an environment of fear and suspicion sees places of worship outfitted with increased security; increased building costs put more pressure on communities; and there is a great emphasis placed on faith spaces to support social action, to fight extremism, and to provide local services and welfare.
The event will be opened by Lord Bourne, Minster for Faith, and the panel will explore these issues and what they mean for places of worship in the UK. Featuring:
- Chair – Professor Francis Campbell, Vice Chancellor St. Mary’s University and Her Majesty’s former Ambassador to the Holy See
- Bishop John Wilson, the Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster
- Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
- Cindy Walters – Founding Partner and Award Winning Architect at Walters and Cohen
- Tanmanjeet Dhesi, Member of Parliament for Slough