Building Back Better

The Role of Faith

A three-part conference by FaithAction
Thursday 26th November

Featuring Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister for Faith


The Church and Social Cohesion

Why is this important to Building Back Better?

10:30am to 11:30am
Join us for the virtual launch of this report from the Free Churches Group assessing the impact of churches on social cohesion in the UK.

Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP

Chair, APPG on Faith and Society

Rev Dr Hugh Osgood

Moderator, the Free Churches Group

Madeleine Pennington

Head of Research, Theos

Rev Dr Joel Edwards CBE

formerly of the Evangelical Alliance and Micah Challenge International

Dr Manmit Bhambra

Research Officer, Religion and Global Society Research Unit, London School of Economics

Faith during the Crisis

How have faith communities responded to the COVID-19 pandemic?

12:20pm to 2:00pm

Join us as we talk with Lord Stephen Greenhalgh, Minister for Faith, on the role that faith has played in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, and hear from members of the Places of Worship taskforce, MPs and others as we explore the links that are being created between faith groups and local authorities.

This event will be followed by a virtual event reception at which attendees can share their stories and experiences and discuss the contribution from faith groups during COVID-19 with others.

Lord Stephen Greenhalgh

Minister for Faith

Prof Chris Baker

The Faith and Civil Society Unit, Goldsmiths, University of London

Dr David Sollis


Marcus Jones

Premier Christian Radio

Steve Double MP

Faith in the Future

What role should faith communities play in Building Back Better?

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Join us as our panel from across the faith and political spectrum explores how faith can play its part in Building Back Better and sustaining a more cohesive British society, post COVID-19 and post-Brexit.

Daniel Singleton

National Executive Director, FaithAction

Dr Jagbir Jhutti‑Johal OBE

University of Birmingham

Dr Salman Waqar

Nuffield Department of Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Mustafa Field MBE

Director, Faiths Forum For London and Programme Director, Strengthening Faith Institutions

Dr David Landrum

Director of Advocacy, the Evangelical Alliance

Official portraits of Jon Cruddas MP, Steve Double MP and Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP produced by the UK Parliament, used under CC BY 3.0 license.